Venice Beach Travel Guide

Venice Beach is one of LA’s most eclectic and artistic neighborhoods. It’s known for its free spirited boardwalk filled with funky shops, colorful murals, and Muscle Beach.This cultural hub is a popular destination for both locals and tourists – with talented street performers, foodie hot spots, coffee bars and bohemian boutiques Venice Beach is nothing short of entertaining. 

Our team was recently hanging around Venice Beach for a few weeks working on a big soon-to-be-announced project, and we couldn’t get enough of this beautiful and vibrant neighborhood! That’s why we want to share a list of all our favorite sports worth checking out while you’re in Venice Beach.

So whether you’re a local looking for a day trip, or simply trying to figure out where to vacation next, read on to find all the hip and trendy spots you can’t miss. 

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Tocaya Organic is known for its “modern organic mexican” cuisine that uses the highest quality natural and sustainable ingredients. With a super approachable and colorful atmosphere, customers can enjoy a vegan-friendly dish filled with bold flavors. So if you’re in Venice on Taco Tuesday, stop by Tocaya Organic for a deliciously inexpensive meal.

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The Kinney is by far the hippest hotel in Venice Beach. The hotel is near all of the best Venice Beach attractions, bars, restaurants and shops. Plus its splashy wallpaper, playful decor and a highly Instagrammable poolside lounge, makes The Kinney the ideal location to stay at when you’re in town.

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Looking for something healthy bring you back to life after a night out in Venice Beach? Then head over to Juice Served Here for some fresh juice and superfood snacks! It’s airy location is a great place to wind down and nourish your body with with non-gmo juice filled with all the essential vitamins needed to help you relax on your vacation.

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Located on Abbott Kinney, Gjelina is known for its outstanding food, service and atmosphere. From decadent cheese and charcuterie platters, to mouth watering pizzas and endless California Italian inspired dishes, there’s something on Gjelina’s menu that everyone will enjoy. The best time to dine at Gjelina is in the afternoon for abundant tables and easier parking on the always-busy Abbott Kinney.

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Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop has a vibrant selection of healthy salads and bowls to help you fuel up after your run around Venice Beach. Its menu combines the freshest local ingredients with gourmet cooking to make superfood that gives you the energy you need to wander around Venice.  

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Good luck finding a better selection of potted plants, tall trees, and cool cacti! Venice Plants has everything and more to make all your plant dreams come true. Venice Plant’s pleasant and friendly staff are eager to help you find the perfect plant, and even get your purchases loaded up to ferry home.

Bita Khaleghi