Venice Reconstituted

Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Perhaps Venice's signature mural, it depicts an updated version of Botticelli's Birth of Venus, painted by Rip Cronk in 1989.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey attractions

1. Venice Boardwalk


Prepare for a sensory overload on Venice's Boardwalk, a one-of-a-kind experience. Buff bodybuilders brush elbows with street performers and sellers of…

2. Venice Beach Art Walls

0.12 MILES

These walls, right on the beach, have been covered by generations of graffiti artists from 1961 to the present.

3. Jim Morrison Mural

0.13 MILES

Epic 30ft-high portrait of one-time Venice resident Jim Morrison of the rock band The Doors, by Rip Cronk.

4. C.A.V.E.

0.23 MILES

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…

6. LA Louver

0.23 MILES

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…

8. 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…