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 991 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Beaches, Boardwalks and Big Muscles on LA's Coast
Unstoppable Energy Along Venice's Boardwalk
At Venice Beach you can stroll the boardwalk, and have some fun sunbathing and surfing in the Pacific Ocean, or bike along the beach. The Venice Canals provide a romantic and beautiful experience. Abbot Kinney Blvd is the hottest street in Los Angeles where you can find great food, bars, and the best shopping in LA."
Beyond the Boardwalk: Venice Beach
In Venice the people are nice, the sand is always warm, and there is even a free boot camp on the beach every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 7:30am. Perfect way to start the day!"
Beyond the Boardwalk: Shopping
Abbot Kinney Blvd was recently named 'the coolest street in America' by GQ."
Roisin and Tao
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.
Popular Places to Stay
Big Blue House Venice Vacation By George and Thea - $129
Venice Garden Cottage with Bikes! By Mitch & Rebecca - $110
Venice designer house STEPS 2 BEACH By Nadim - $399
Bright Venice Loft, Steps to Beach! By John - $115