Attractions

Top Choice Waterfront in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Venice Boardwalk

Life in Venice moves to a different rhythm and nowhere more so than on the famous Venice Boardwalk, officially known as Ocean Front Walk. It’s a freak show, a human zoo and a wacky carnival alive with Hula-Hoop magi…
Top Choice Area in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Abbot Kinney, who founded Venice in the early 1900s, would probably be delighted to find that one of Venice’s best-loved streets bears his name. Sort of a seaside Melrose with a Venetian flavor, the mile-long stretc…
Top Choice Area in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Venice Canals

Even many Angelenos have no idea that just a couple of blocks from the Boardwalk madness is an idyllic neighborhood that preserves 3 miles of Abbot Kinney’s canals. The Venice Canal Walk threads past eclectic homes,…
Gallery in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

LA Louver

The best art gallery in Venice, and arguably the best in LA, LA Louver was established by Peter Gouls in 1975, and since 1994 has been housed in a landmark building designed by Frederick Fisher. It's a modern and co…
Beach in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Dockweiler State Beach

With jumbo jets soaring overhead, sailboats bobbing beyond the rolling surf, bonfires raging in the pit and a waxing moon rising high, summer nights on Dockweiler – a 3.5-mile stretch of open beach – are always a go…
Public Art in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Venice Reconstituted

Perhaps Venice's signature mural, it depicts an updated version of Botticelli's Birth of Venus, painted by Rip Cronk in 1989.
Nature Reserve in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Ballona Wetlands

These last remaining wetlands in LA County are home to at least 200 migrating and resident bird species, including the great blue heron. Their habitat, however, has shrunk significantly since Playa Vista, a much-deb…
Sculpture in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Ballerina Clown

Even the artist, Jonathan Borofsky, has questioned the taste of this landmark sculpture of a ballerina in a bearded clown mask perched above the corner of Rose Ave and Main St. But he also says – and it's hard to di…
Gallery in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

C.A.V.E.

One of our favorite Venice galleries, it specializes in single-artist exhibitions. When we passed it hosted the works of Ralph Ziman, a South African–born artist who hung traditionally beaded machine guns to publici…
Notable Building in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Binoculars Building

Formerly known as the Chiat/Day Building, this Frank Gehry–designed office building is home to Google and, thanks to its eye-catching architecture and the Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen sculpture out front (…