Monument / Landmark
17 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Walk Windward from here toward the sea to see the arcade sidewalks from the famous three-minute opening shot of Touch of Evil, which used the hell out of Venice as a Tijuana stand-in. Much of what defined the area in 1951 has been seriously altered or no longer exists, but enough is left to give you that shiver of recognition. Head south to the canals that tobacco mogul Abbot Kinney built in 1905 as a tourist resort modeled on Venice, Italy. You can walk the waterways and peek at the multimillion-dollar houses. And at Lighthouse Street and Pacific Avenue, you can see the bridge where the film’s final scene was shot.
Tips from locals
The sign starts the venice beach boardwalk. You can take the 33 bus from venice/sawtelle to main/grand. The Hotel Erwin has a rooftop bar with great 360 degree views