Our Favorite things to do in VENICE Beach & santa monica, CA
Famous for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a casual beach town comprised of talented entertainers, exclusive boutiques, sprawling beaches, and photo-worthy restaurants. Located just steps from our property, the Venice Boardwalk is home to funky shops, musicians, dancers, and colorful murals. Test your strength at Muscle Beach, take a romantic stroll along the Venice Canals, and experience foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques, and coffee bars on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
Browse through our favorite attractions here and start planning your stay at Venice Suites!
Check out the Venice Breakwater, a favorite surf spot for locals built by Abbot Kinney in 1905 to protect the amusement pier. Venice Beach offers a 3-mile stretch of golden sand, volleyball courts, and epic surf for those who want to score some waves.
Located right next to Venice Suites, stroll along this acclaimed 2.5 mile boardwalk, filled with skaters, surfers, artists, musicians, mimes, fortune tellers, and other assorted street entertainers. In addition to epic people-watching, the boardwalk provides enough shops and stores to buy almost anything.
Visit the most famous outdoor gym in the world, Muscle Beach! Home to both amateur and professional bodybuilders, Muscle Beach is an open playground with a gated area that encloses weight lifting equipment. The outside area features a sand box with gymnastic, rope climbing, and acrobatic bars.
Featured in romantic movies like "Valentine's Day", the Venice Canals offer a beautiful setting during anytime of the day. Designed to mirror the famous canals of Venice, Italy, the Venice Canal Historic District is a must-see attraction when staying in Venice, CA.
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Home to lofty price tags, shop until you drop along Abbot Kinney Blvd, which features décor shops, vintage clothing, delicious restaurants, and boutique stores. And if you're in the area on the first Friday of month, be sure to stop by Abbot Kinney First Fridays, where you can support small businesses at one of LA’s most popular art walks!
Santa Monica Pier
At the end of the Venice Boardwalk, you'll find the famous Santa Monica Pier. With its roller coaster, carousel, aquarium, video arcade, outdoor concerts, and plenty of restaurants, it's a must-see attraction for kids, as well as adults.
Third Street Promenade
Nestled in the heart of Santa Monica, the Third Street Promenade features numerous shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues covering 30 city blocks. From jewelry to clothing to movies, guests of Venice Suites can literally spend all day shopping and eating at this outdoor mall.