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Have visitors in town or need a Venice Stay-Cation? Check out 50+ things to do and see in Venice, California.



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Have visitors in town?  Give them this essential Venice activities check list!
No trip to Venice is complete without visiting each of the listed attractions and unique neighborhoods that make up our city!

1. Walk and be entertained on the world famous VENICE BOARDWALK. Artists, street performers, shopping, souvenirs Venice Beach Freakshow, tattoos, bars and restaurants.

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2. Have a beach day at VENICE BEACH. Surf, swim, bodyboard and splash around in the Pacific Ocean. Go for a deep sand run, sunbathe, relax, build a sand castle, and keep an eye out for dolphins. Volleyball courts also available.  Beach Accessories & Skate/Surf Rentals & Lessons at MAUI AND SONS.  1415 Oceanfront Walk. MauiAndSonsRetail.com 310-392-6284 E4 23 Washington Blvd, (By the Venice Pier)  (310) 823-5850

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3. Cruise the 22 mile ocean front BIKE PATH. No pedestrians allowed.   Bike, Blades, Skates, Surf, Boogieboards & Skateboards Rentals /Lessons at JAY’S RENTALS.  1501 Oceanfront Walk JaysRentalsVB.com 310-392-7306

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4. Play or train at the VENICE RECREATION AND PARKS CENTER.  Attractions: Muscle Beach Gym, Basketball, Handball & Paddle Tennis Courts, Kid’s Play Areas, Boxing, Gymnastics Area, Skateparks, & more. Showers available.

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5. Train or pose down at the iconic MUSCLE BEACH GYM. Outdoor gym and Bodybuilder Hall of Fame. $10 day pass. Fuel up at Muscle Beach Juice Bar! View list of Venice training facilities and workouts!

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6. Go to the SKATEPARK! 27,000 sq. foot park. 2 bowls, snake run, rails, stairs.

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7. Let the kids run free at the PLAY STATIONS. Located on the beach.

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8.  Have a cocktail at HIGH ROOFTOP LOUNGE!  Full bar atop Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Venice!  High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air rooftop lounge, where the nightly sunset is the main event.

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9. Dance at the DRUM CIRCLE or ROLLER SKATE PLAZA. Sat. & Sun.

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10 . Take the SELF GUIDED CULTURAL WALKING TOUR. Follow the gold stars on the map to find street art, murals, poetry walls, Venice Art Walls, theaters, & galleries.

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11. Grab a selfie or family portrait under the iconic VENICE SIGN.

Aug. 9, 2015. CicLAvia Culver City Meets Venice. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

12. Visit the historic WINDWARD AVE for the Venice Sign, Kinesis & Touch of Venice murals. Check out HAMA SUSHI!  Hama was founded in 1979 and was one of the first authentic Japanese sushi restaurants in the United States.   Hama also serves as an art showcase for local artists and shows surf movies during the evening.  Visit the Hama-Wood patio bar “Shot-In-Venice” Film Posters, and their “Venice History” Dining Room and Sushi Bar.

Venice Beach Stouts N Staches. www.stoutsnstaches.com @StoutsnStaches #stoutsnstaches #movember. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

13.  Stroll ABBOT KINNEY BLVD. This trendy boulevard, named for the city’s founder, is full of boutiques, restaurants, bars, nightlife, and beautiful people.Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 5.56.01 PM

14.  Hang out at WASHINGTON SQUARE. Outdoor patios: Simmzy’s, Cabo Cantina or Cow’s End Cafe (Internet cafe). Steps from the Venice Pier & Venice Canals.

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15.  Enjoy a leisure stroll on the VENICE CANALS.  The streets in Venice were once canals laid out by city founder Abbot Kinney to be a miniature Venice, Italy.

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16.  Walk the VENICE PIER for breathtaking coastal views, watch the surfers in action, or go fishing. 1,300 foot pier was built in 1963.

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17. SURF all day!

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18.  View a list of the BEST VIEWS OF VENICE

Venice Beach Sunset. Venice, California Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

19.  Be inspired at the Beyond Baroque POETRY WALLS  The words of Jim Morrison of the Doors, Manazar Gamboa, Philomene Long,  Exene Cervenka of the Punk Rock band X, actor Viggo Mortensen, and others are engraved in the concrete walls of the LAPD substation and three public restrooms exterior shower walls.

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20.  Keep your eye out for these amazing VENICE MURALS.

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21.  Take your dog to the off-leash DOG PARK!  Get treats at Bruno’s.

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22. Outdoor patios: The Sidewalk Cafe, On the Waterfront Cafe, Dudley, High Rooftop Lounge, Barlo, James’ Beach, Hama Sushi, Poke-Poke, Simmzy’s, The Cow’s End Cafe, and Jody Maroni‘s.

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23. Check out or paint the VENICE ART WALLS  These historic walls were originally part of the Venice Pavilion that was built in 1961. In 2000, it became legal to paint the walls and the area was renamed the Venice Graffiti Walls.   In 2007, the walls were renamed the Venice Public Art Walls or the Venice Art Walls for short.

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24.  Hungry?  DINE AND DRINK locally at these fine establishments.   James’ BeachBarlo Kitchen and Cocktails, High Rooftop Lounge,  Sidewalk  Cafe, Canal Club, The Dudley Market,  Hama Sushi, Sunny Spot,  Cabo Cantina, Simmzy’s, or Tony P’s Dockside Grill.

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25. Check out this list of cool Venice Hotels!

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ADDITIONAL THINGS TO DO!

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