Venice, Ca Map

No trip to Venice is complete without visiting each of the listed attractions and unique neighborhoods that make up our city!   View and print out the Venice Checklist and map! Enjoy!


1.  Have a beach day at VENICE BEACH.  Surf, swim, body board and splash around in the Pacific Ocean. Go for a deep sand run or power walk in ankle deep water. Sunbathe & relax. Keep an eye out for dolphins. Volleyball courts also available.

2  Walk and be entertained on the VENICE BOARDWALK.   Street performers, artists, tourists locals, restaurants and bars, shops, souvenirs, and more! There is something for everyone on Venice’s world famous Oceanfront Walk.  

3.   Stroll ABBOT KINNEY BLVD.:  This trendy boulevard, named for the city’s founder, is full of hip boutiques, restaurants and bars, & beautiful people.

4.  Enjoy a leisure stroll on the VENICE CANALS.  Many of the streets in Venice were once canals.  What is left is just a fraction of once abundant waterways, which were laid out by city founder Abbot Kinney to be a minature version of Venice, Italy.

5.  Grab a selfie under the iconic VENICE SIGN!  When Venice of America opened for business and fun back in 1905, there was the Venice sign, glowingly strung across Windward Ave.In 2007 it was recreated.

6.  Visit the historic WINDWARD AVE.   Home of the Venice Sign, Robert Graham’s Venice Torso, the colonnade, and murals including “Touch of Venice” and “Kinesis”. Restaurants, bars, shopping, nightlife and more on this world famous block.  Historic artifacts and the last gondola found in Danny’s.

7.  Have a fun family day and/or work out at the VENICE RECREATION AND PARKS CENTER!   Venice’s ocean front recreation is known the world over! From the iconic Muscle Beach Gym to the basketball courts, no trip to Venice is complete without a day in the park.  Venice Rec and Parks offers:  Muscle Beach Gym, Basketball Courts, Children’s Parks, Gymnastic & Boxing Area, Roller Skate Plaza, Skate Plaza, Handball, Paddle Tennis Courts & more! 

8.  Train or pose down at MUSCLE BEACH GYM.   Outdoor gym with free weights, machines, power rack, powerlifting bumpers & more. Bodybuilder Hall of Fame. 

9.  Watch the action at the VENICE SKATEPARK!   27,000 sq. foot park. Two bowls, snake run, rails, stairs.

10.  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.

11.  Cruise the BIKE PATH.   Our oceanfront bike trail (no pedestrians allowed) stretches 17 miles from Pacific Palisades to Palos Verdes.  You can rent bikes from J’s Rental’s on Windward Ave. by the hour or day for a great rate.  And, they have surfboards, skateboards, roller skates, blades, surf and skate lesson,  and other things as well.

12.  Let the kids run free at the CHILDREN’S  PLAY STATION located on the beach.

13. SURF all day!

14. Enjoy a breathtaking view at the VENICE PIER.  The pier starts at the end of Washington Blvd. Walk to the end for a breathtaking view, go fishing or watch the surfers! 

15.  View a list of the BEST VIEWS OF VENICE

16.  Drum and dance at the VENICE DRUM CIRCLE

17.  Hang out at WASHINGTON SQUARE.  Great restaurants, bars, shops, nightlife, and people watching are the main activities in this neighborhood.

18.  Take the SELF GUIDED CULTURAL WALKING TOUR Venice’s streets are home to the work of many artists. Follow the gold stars on the map to check some of Venice’s street art, history and attractions.  Attractions include:

  • The Venice Sign
  • Venice Torso by Robert Graham
  • 20’ Ceramic Sculpture by William Attaway
  • 60’ V-Sculpture by Mark di Suvero
  • Ballerina Clown sculpture created in 1988 by Jonathan Borofsky
  • Binocular Building
  • The Venice Beach House  by L.A. architect Frank Gehry

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.

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

        • Arnold Schwarzenegger – mural by Jonas Never
        • Jim Morrison -mural by Rip Cronk
        • Venice Kinesis- mural by Rip Cronk
        • Venice Beach House- mural by Rip Cronk
        • Portrait of Abbot Kinney (A tribute to Venice’s founder is 50’ x 20’) – mural by Rip Cronk
        • A Touch of Venice mural by Jonas Never.
        • Endangered Species by Emily Winters
        • Look out for additional street art by Jonas Never, Jules Muck, Isabelle Alford Lago, Chase and more.






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