Venice, the famous funky beach town, bares its colorful, eclectic soul for all to see.
Stroll along the pedestrian path or take the designated skate/bike paths along the oceanfront to experience Venice’s street performers, artists, muscle men, vendors and bizarre characters who create an atmosphere like no other.
Munch on a hot dog, pick up a souvenir, build a sand castle or go for a dip in the Pacific. Lunch anyone? Washington Boulevard has some great coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
Murals and unusual architecture are scattered throughout Venice. Ask any local where to find the gigantic mural of Jim Morrison from the Doors, the Binocular sculpture and the controversial “Ballerina Clown” building front.
The canals were opened in 1905. In the 1960s, they were home to artists, musicians and beatniks. The ‘70s residents enjoyed more of a party atmosphere, particularly during the Linnie Canal Downwind Boat Races. In the ‘90s, L.A. refurbished the canals, hip gave way to affluence, and a peaceful residential community was born. For a peaceful day’s end, take a walk along the canals.