Venice, CA Tourist Attractions
Venice is a coastal town and beach resort that is part of the city of Los Angeles. The town was founded in 1905 by real estate entrepreneur Abbot Kinney. Venice was modeled after Venice, Italy!
The world famous Venice Beach deserves its reputation as a place to see and be seen. An extensive stretch of golden sand refreshingly cool Pacific waters, and your own spot in the sand make for the perfect trifecta. Venice Beach has a great walkway that is always thronged with people walking, cycling, rollerblading, or jogging. Although funky and fun, Venice beach is somewhere to keep an eye on your valuables and to avoid the many hucksters that ply their trade.One of the most interesting places on Venice Beach is the appropriately named Muscle Beach. Here in the great outdoors you can see an interesting assortment of people grunting and groaning as they pump iron in the hot California sun. Venice Beach also has an interesting assortment of eclectic shops that line the walkway selling all manner of unusual goods. This is definitely a unique spot, but for a more family friendly experience many people head up the coast a short ways to Santa Monica Beach.