Your Guide to the Best of Venice, CA
Venice Beach guarantees a good time for all types of visitors. If you're familiar with this coastal town, then you know it is comprised of talented entertainers, exclusive boutiques, sprawling beaches, and photo-worthy restaurants. Test your strength at Muscle Beach, take a stroll along the Venice Canals, or shop til you drop on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
Browse through our favorite things to do in Venice Beach & Santa Monica below, and start planning your next stay at Venice Breeze Suites.
Venice Beach brings a new meaning to a day at the beach. This 3-mile stretch offers plenty of golden sand, lifeguard duty, beach volleyball courts, and epic surf for those who want to score some waves. Grab a towel and be prepared to be entertained.
Located adjacent to our property, guests can walk this eclectic 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. From skate shops to tattoo parlors to juice spots, you name it, we have it.
Known as the most famous outdoor gym in the world, Muscle Beach is home to both amateur and professional bodybuilders, as well as Gold’s Gym, the place where Arnold Schwarzenegger was first discovered. Today, 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.
Designed to mirror the famous canals of Venice, Italy, the Venice Canal Historic District is a must-see attraction when staying at Venice Breeze Suites. Featured in romantic movies like "Valentine's Day", "Because I Said So", and many others, the Canals offer a colorful, yet tranquil setting ideal for date night or a post-brunch stroll with friends.
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Home to décor shops, vintage clothing, and many boutique stores, Abbot Kinney is famous for its casual vibes and expensive price tags. 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 Boardwalk, you'll land at the notorious Santa Monica Pier. With its roller coaster, carousel, aquarium, video arcade, outdoor concerts, and plenty of restaurants, it's nothing short of a good time.
Third Street Promenade
The heart of LA shopping and dining, Third Street Promenade features numerous shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues covering 30 city blocks. From jewelry to clothing to movies, guests can literally spend all day shopping and eating at this outdoor mall.