Alright!  It is early February and that means Valentine’s Day is upon thee!  So, whether you are married, single, dating, divorced, or celibate, find someone you like and go have a good time.  You deserve it!  And, to simplify things for you we have created this  list of dozens of super fun things to do.  Enjoy!

Spend the day at the beach with your loved one!  

Admission is free! This is the thing that makes Venice the most special place on earth.  This three-mile beach is manicured daily and the lifeguards are on duty, so grab a towel and head down to the sand.  Surf, swim, body board and splash around in the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at the planet’s largest ocean or meditate into your own universe, either way the beach has the perfect spot for everyone.

Watch a Venice, California sunset!  

Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Admission is free.  View some of our favorite sunset photos and viewing locations here!

Cruise the coast with your date! 

Ride the path all the way from Venice to Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Playa del Rey, Pacific Palisades or Palos Verdes!  There is no better way to take in the scenery of the area beaches than a casual ride up and down the coast. Check out Jay’s Rentals for bike rentals!  .

Read poetry with your number one at Beyond Baroque’s Poetry Monument on the Venice Beach Boardwalk 

How romantic! 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. Details here. 

Gift the gift of Venice!  Adopt-a-Bulb on the Venice Sign.

When Abbot Kinney officially introduced the world to Venice-of-America in 1905 he did it in style.  Across Windward Avenue at Pacific (then Trolley Way), 3-foot high letters glowed to electric life and spelled out the place to be on that 4th of July – in VENICE.  Historic Windward Avenue with its Italianate architecture and colonnade began life as the entrance to the wonderful amusement pier.  Today it remains our gateway to the remarkable scene known throughout the world as Venice Beach.

Go to the theater!

Take your date to live performance! Check out Venice’s Pacific Resident Theatre, Electric Lodge, and Beyond Baroque!

Gift the gift of health for Valentines!  Go to Modo Yoga

This place is fantastic!  The teachers are super rad, it’s 100 degrees with 50% humidity and you sweat like a demon!  Not only does Modo Yoga LA have a $50/month introductory special for newcomers. For more info:

Valentine’s Weekend Is For lovers At James’ Beach. 

Named the most romantic restaurant in Venice, James Beach is the perfect place for sharing romance with your valentine. James’ Beach  is a Venice Beach  institution.  An iconic restaurant and bar now celebrating 23 years, a ½ block from world famous Venice Beach and the Pacific ocean.  James’ Beach has over the years earned a loyal following of lovers of American Comfort food,  great drinks, an award winning wine list plus marvelous people watching. They will have all their menu favorites plus specials, a pre-fixe option, and surprises.  Book now for best time.


Celebrate love  w/ Hama Sushi!

Established in 1979, Hama Sushi can be traced back in time to being one of the first sushi restaurants on the westside. Known for it’s unique ambience and casual setting, Hama brings the freshest and friendliest service. Locals, tourists and newcomers can all enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine with unique fusion dishes.

Located on the circle of Windward/Main street, a block from the famous Venice Boardwalk, Hama has been a part of Venice Beach’s history for the past forty years.


Have Valentines’s at the best people watching place at the Sidewalk Cafe, and get 20% off you and your sweetheart’s meal.   

The Sidewalk Cafe is “the best place to people watch on Venice Beach” according to New Times Magazine.  A Venice Boardwalk landmark for over 40 years, The Sidewalk Cafe offers fresh, high-quality, well-prepared food with generous portions. And all of our soups and sauces are homemade. The outdoor covered patio provides a beautiful view of the beach and ocean while street performers and an eclectic crowd continuously entertain.  Live acoustic music in the evening provides the perfect complement to dinner by the sea.

Share some of the finest cannabis available with your date!  Hit up The Green Goddess Collective!  

Pick up some of nature’s wonder at the finest collective in Venice. They have a full line of indica, sativa and hybrids.  As well, the edible section is outstanding!  So, grab some chocolates from the GGC and chillax with your date in a state of bliss! Green Goddess Collective.

Looking for love? Adopt a pet!  


Single Awareness Day at High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin! 

This Valentine’s Day, we’re proving it’s worth it to be single by honoring all the solo flyers for Valentine’s Day out there with Singles Awareness Day! From 12 PM – 11 PM our roof is your place to play.

From 4 PM – 8 PM our DJ will be playing your favorite break up songs that you can sing out loud to. Plus our menu will feature some of your favorite comfort foods.

Sunset Hour (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM) will feature: Buy one for you & one for your other single friend @ ½ price – because your better ½ might be the one you meet tonight!



Treat your Valentine to  dinner with a marina view and sunset at Tony P’s Dockside Grill!  

Voted by local newspapers and T.V. Stations! Tony P’s Dockside and Grill has the best steak, seafood, outside dining, beer selection, bar food, blood Mary!  Westside #1 Sports Tavern and Happy Hour. One of top three fish and chips, American BBQ and martinis!  Weekend Breakfast with Bottomless Mimosas at Tony P’s!  Great patio with Marina view!


Celebrate your freedom at Brennan’s Single VDay Party! 

Celebrate your freedom with Beer, Food, and @grooveincband from 9:30pm-Close. Also!! Friday Pieday from 3:30-7pm.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Brunch is happening Saturday and Sunday, February 15 & 16 at James’ Beach!

Love is by the beach! Share it on our dog friendly patio with $7 mimosas and bloody mary’s plus lover’s specials. It’s all about love @james_beach. James’ Beach, 60 North Venice Blvd. Venice Ca 90291


Your Lucky night at James’ Beach starting at 11 p.m. 

It’s 2020 and your lucky night is late night on valentines @james_beach with 20 % off drinks after 10:30 and the sounds of D.J. Professor Moses.  James’ Beach, 60 North Venice Blvd. Venice Ca 90291


Simmyz’s has the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for beer lovers!

Simmzy’s Beer Club comes with Quarterly Beer Kits filled with fresh beers from our brewery & curated brews from our favorite craft breweries. Members also receive rad perks like larger pours, beer classes, and more!


Have a Venice Beach date!  

No trip to Venice is complete without visiting each of the listed attractions and unique neighborhoods that make up our city! Check out for all fun things to do in the Venice, California area!


Get a room!  Enjoy a weekend or night at Venice Breeze Suites, Hotel Erwin, or Cadillac Hotel

Venice Breeze Suites:

Experience beachfront lodging that fits your lifestyle and budget at Venice Breeze Suites. Select from an array of Venice Beach hotel accommodations with generous amenities that will make you feel right at home! Enjoy comfortable living areas, fully-equipped kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with premium cable – perfect for extended stay lodging in Los Angeles! If that’s not enough, you’re sure to fall in love with our rooftop terrace, whether you’re looking to soak in the California sunshine or take in a stunning Southern California sunset with a glass of wine. Get to know every chic detail at our spacious studios and hotel suites in Venice, California.

Hotel Erwin:

Hotel Erwin located in Venice Beach is like the underground album that’s been discovered to critical acclaim. For those in the know, soaking up Venice Beach will never be the same.

A mere 200 feet from the sand and overlooking the famous boardwalk in its tattooed, festive splendor, Hotel Erwin is a pure Venice Beach experience. Part art gallery. Part beach house. Part people-watching perch. With a classic breakfast spot and rooftop lounge added for good measure. Local customs must be observed, after all.

The Cadillac Hotel:

The Cadillac Hotel rests on the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, on the border of Venice and Santa Monica. Built in 1914, The Cadillac Hotel has been a Venice landmark for more than a century.

Come stay with us and explore the unique Venice neighborhood. It’s an ideal destination to experience the Southern Californian dream with Venice cafes, bars, restaurants, and shopping nearby, only one mile south of Santa Monica Pier and Promenade.


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