Venice is a neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles within the Westside region of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Venice was founded by Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it was annexed by Los Angeles.
With 75 miles of county coastline and numerous world-famous surf spots, Los Angeles is the quintessential city of the Endless Summer. Venice Beach is one of many great L.A. beaches, and the only one where the lively Venice Beach boardwalk upstages the Pacific Ocean.
Venice Beach is the busiest and most popular tourist attraction in Southern California, with a two-mile Boardwalk, a Recreation Center, a fishing pier, a skate plaza and more. Learn about the history, activities and services of this iconic site that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Explore the colorful and artistic neighborhood of Venice in Los Angeles, where you can discover its history, culture, and attractions. From the mosaic-lined home of Pann and Duran to the literary arts center of Beyond Baroque, from the iconic canals of Venice to the historic speakeasy of Townhouse, discover the bohemian side of Venice with these tips from Atlas Obscura.
From Muscle Beach to the Venice Canals and more, explore the best restaurants, bars, and sights on the iconic two-mile stretch of the Venice Boardwalk.
Learn about the history, attractions, and activities of the Venice Canals, a picturesque neighborhood of six waterways and three islands in Venice Beach. Find out how to visit, where to eat, where to stay, and when to go in this guide.