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Venice Beach , CA , United States

 "What’s near us?," you ask.

We’re in VENICE BEACH, a charming gem along the Southern California coast with restaurants, shopping, and sights-galore. Here’s what’s within walking, biking, and driving distance from our property...

By Foot
< 1 minute walk to the Venice Boardwalk, sand, beach, surfing!
10 minute walk to Farmer's Market (Friday Mornings)
15 minute walk to Venice Pier
2 minute walk to Abbot Kinney
5 minute walk to Venice Canals
5 min walk to lots of shops and terrific dining

By Bike
12 minute bike ride to Santa Monica Pier
Note: Venice Beach Boardwalk is part of the 20-mile bike path that runs from Malibu to Redondo Beach, and we offer bicycles for rent at very reasonable daily and weekly rates.

By Car
20 minute drive to LAX
30 minute drive to Malibu
6 minute drive to Ralph’s (grocery store)

5 minute drive or 20 minute walk
Santa Monica Pier
Palisades Park
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Mountains
26-mile Santa Monica bike path
Bergamot Station
Montana Avenue
and the Museum of Flying.

5 minute drive or 20 minute walk
The coastal playground of Los Angeles, the Marina is known for its bustling activity. Fitness lovers and outdoor enthusiasts revel in Marina del Rey’s easy access to the ocean, making it the city’s leading recreational hub of on-the-water activities. Landlubbers can hop on coastal bike trails, bask in seaside parks and breezy beaches, enjoy outdoor events and nighttime entertainment, shop at stylish boutiques, explore the area with self-guided walking tours. Attractions include: Gondolas D' Amore, Boat Rentals, Parasailing, Sportfishing, Paddleboarding, Pier Fishing, Hang Gliding, Golf and more. There are many nearby beautiful waterside areas and parks including: Burton W. Chace Park, Dockweiler State Beach, Fisherman's Village, Marina Beach, Playa del Rey Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, and Yvonne B. Burke Park. Shopping opportunities abound at Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Santa Monica Main Street, Marina del Rey Farmers' Market, Marina Marketplace, Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk, Waterside at Marina del Rey, and Westfield Mall Culver City.

30 minute drive

The famous Surfrider Beach
The Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum right next to Surfrider
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve
The Getty Villa
The Adamson House
Café Habana (owned by Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber)
Cross Creek shopping center (a common celebrity sighting place)
Duke’s Restaurant overlooking the water
El Matador Beach
Pepperdine University
Malibu Wine Safaris
Backbone trail (popular hiking trail)
Malibu Pier (right next to surfrider)
Paradise Cove (literally on the sand!)
and Malibu Colony (lots of celebs live here).

30-35 minute drive

-- Manhattan Beach --
Manhattan Beach Pier
26th street surfer’s spot
El Porto surfer’s spot
Beautiful boardwalk – walk, run, bicycle!

-- Hermosa Beach --
Hermosa Beach Pier – lots of great shops, restaurants, and bars!
The Comedy Magic Club
Beautiful boardwalk – walk, run, bicycle!

-- Redondo Beach --
Abalone Cove (South Redondo Beach/Palos Verdes area) - short hike down to a sea cave you can jump into! (Check tide reports on Surfline.com first!)
Palos Verdes Estates: glorious cliff-top sunsets/sunrises
Malibu Fish Grill – great fish tacos and REALLY great French fries!
Both Redondo Beach State Beach and Torrance State Beach are great.
SEA lab
Dive N Surf inc, filmed in the famous surfing movie, Breakwater
South Bay Sailing
Redondo Beach Pier
King Harbor, home to many many boats
Beautiful boardwalk – walk, run, bicycle!

– 40 minute drive
Aquarium of the Pacific
Naples Island
Catalina Express
Rosie’s Dog Beach
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Scorpion Submarine
Long Beach Museum of Art
Skylinks Golf Course
Bixby Village Golf Course
the Queen Mary
and the MANY cruises that launch from this city.

-- 30 minute drive
Staples Center – Lakers games, and the now champions – LA kings!!
Getty Center
Magic & Wine Tasting with David Minkin
Nethercut Museum
Harriet’s Cheesecake – BEST cheesecake ever!! ☺1515 Centinela Ave, Inglewood
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum
Griffith Park – large park in Burbank where MANY movies/etc are shot!
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
Greek Theatre
IFLY Indoor Skydiving
Petersen Automotive Museum
The Grammy Museum
Dodger Stadium
California African American Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Nokia Theatre
Museum of Death
Los Angeles Opera
Los Angeles Convention Center
Celebrity House tours
Doubledecker bus “jump on and off” tours
Bronson Caves (hike)
Zimmer Children’s Museum

-- 30-40 minute drive

Hollywood Sign
Great shopping areas / famous streets including: Melrose Place, San Vicente Blvd, Sunset Blvd, and more.
Sunset Strip (lots of "happening" clubs)
Doubledecker bus “jump on and off” tours
Celebrity House tours
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Graumans' Chinese Theatre
Hollywood Bowl
Pacific Design Center
University Studios Hollywood
Hollywood Heritage Museum
Hollywood Forever Cemetery


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