An unconventional enclave along Los Angeles' coast, Venice combines alternative values with counter-culture street cred. A carnival atmosphere permeates throughout this beach town, emanating from its fire-breathing street performers and its spoken-word sidewalk expressionists. Venice may be over ten miles away from Downtown, but its endearingly outlandish mixture of upscale boutiques and seedy entertainment make the trek by bus or car infinitely worth it.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Beaches, Boardwalks and Big Muscles on LA's Coast
Unstoppable Energy Along Venice's Boardwalk
Beyond the Boardwalk: Venice Beach
Beyond the Boardwalk: Shopping
Beyond the Boardwalk: Dining
Modern Architecture as Modern Art
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."
Eleonora is an Argentinean photographer who splits her time between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. She loves to teach, photograph and work in personal projects. She lives with her husband, four sons and their dog.