Venice Rec and Parks

The Venice Beach Boardwalk and Muscle Beach facilities are run by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The Muscle Beach facilities include basketball, handball and paddle tennis courts, gymnastics and boxing areas, skate parks, Public Art walls, children’s play areas, and more. Check our calendar of a event [...]

The Venice Drum Circle

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Visit, participate and enjoy the drum circle. If you are in Venice on a weekend day, stick around even after the sun goes down, because at the end of Brooks Ave. on the beach, hundreds of people gather with their drums, shakers, congas, percussions and their dancing feet. [...]

Paddle Tennis

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Play a game of paddle tennis or watch from the sidelines. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Anyone. All ages! ADMISSION FEE: Free to the public. LOCATION: 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291. CONTACT: Venice Recreation and Parks. 310.399.2775 310.396.6764   ABOUT: Paddle Tennis is a game that looks like a cross between ping-pong and [...]

Muscle Beach Gym

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Visit, watch a show or work-out at Muscle Beach Gym. A day pass is $10, a week pass is $50 and a year membership is $170. Also, most of the people who work out at Muscle Beach Gym, will not mind if you ask to take a photo [...]

Playing Basketball in Venice Beach

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Play ball, join the Venice Beach Basketball League or watch a game. In addition, get your kids involved with the Kids Venice Beach Basketball League. (The Kids Venice Basketball League (KVBL), a free summer day camp for kids, was founded in 2008 by Jon Nash of the The Venice [...]

The Venice Beach Boardwalk

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: PEOPLE WATCH, SHOP, AND BE ENTERTAINED ON THE VENICE BEACH BOARDWALK ADMISSION FEE: Free to the public WHO CAN PARTICIPATED: Everyone LOCATION: OCEAN FRONT WALK. VENICE, BEACH, CA. 90291. FOR MORE INFO: Venice Recreation and Parks. 310.396.6764 or 310.399.2775 ABOUT: The World famous Venice Beach Boardwalk is not to be missed. If you [...]

The Beach

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Go to the beach! Seriously, go to the beach. This is the thing that makes Venice the most special place on earth. Sure we have great culture and people, but it is the magnificent Pacific that makes it all happen. This three-mile beach is manicured daily and the lifeguards [...]

Venice Survival Guide / Venice 101

HOW TO AVOID GETTING PARKING TICKETS IN VENICE. When parking, make sure you don’t park besides curbs that are painted red.  Red means no parking. Stay on your parking meters.  The parking attendants are on it and there is no negotiating your way out of a ticket once they start writing [...]

Beer Drinker’s Guide

Abbot Kinney once asked, "where is the beer?" Well, in honor of our great city’s founder, I am going to answer that question. First let me say, not all bars are created equal, so I will bestow upon you, my merry reader, some tips on brew spots in Venice, and [...]

Happy Hour

Hello my coveted readers Today we are going to take a look at the treasure trove of Happy Hours available in the community. From the extended, to the weekend, to the reverse, it seems that everyone has their own take on the happy -hour. So, for the next few paragraphs, [...]

Sports Bars

1. NIKKI’S. 72 Market Street. College game day and NFL ticket on 6 big screens. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Breakfast menu and Bloody Mary Bar. 4-7 p.m. 1/2 price drinks and appetizers daily. Late menu till 1:00 a.m. www.nikkivenice.com 2. DANNY’S. 23 Windward Ave. All day Saturday [...]

Washington Square

Venice Pier area/Washington Square: The southern end of Venice is home to the Venice Pier and an upscale area known to locals as Washington Square. The crowds are good looking and the party is steady. The Square is home to a wide variety of eating and drinking options. HERE ARE [...]

High: Rooftop Lounge

1697 Pacific Avenue. Los Angeles (Venice Beach), CA 90291 310.452.1111 www.hotelerwin.com Perched atop the Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean, High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air lounge, where the nightly sunset is the main event. High takes full advantage of its outdoor rooftop location and delivers breathtaking, nearly 360 [...]

Venice Skatepark

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Skate or visit the 16,000 square foot Venice Beach Skate Plaza. LOCATION: On the Beach. 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, CA 90291. About: This 16,000 sq. foot skatepark is one of the only in the world located on a beach. It features two bowls, a snake run and [...]

Things to Do In Venice Beach

    There is so much to do in Venice daily. Here are a few activities I suggest you try: (Click on any one of the desired activities below to get more info.)  Visit Muscle Beach Gym. The paddle tennis, handball courts, volleyball courts, boxing, and gymnastic [...]

Where to go for live music in Venice

Where can one go to hear some good original live music in Venice Beach?  Though we have had several neighborhood closures lately, there are still several spots nearby that are holding it down for the musicians. Live music and DJ at the Townhouse -The Del Monte Speakeasy: Live DJ and [...]

Venice beach food and dining — Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch Locations On Weekends

Breakfast, brunch or lunch locations during the weekends in Venice. Here are some of our local Venice Beach food and dining picks for weekends. Brickhouse Kitchen:  Where the locals eat!  Indoor and outdoor patio. Huge variety and large portions.  . 826 Hampton Ave.  |  brickhousevenice.com  |  310.581.1639 __________________________________________ Cabo Cantina. Cabo [...]

Venice Non-Profit Organizations

  There are some great non-profit organizations servicing Venice, CA.   Support and/or volunteer! Venice Paparazzi would like to thank Amy Dewhurst and the Beachhead for this great list of Venice non-profits. www.freevenice.org ———————————– 826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository [...]

Where to Find Cheap Drinks in Venice California

Cheap drinks rule!!! By Alex @ VenicePaparazzi.com ————– Alex here bringing you the inside tips on where to find cheap drinks and cocktails in Venice California. Everybody likes to have a tasty beverage and to not go broke doing it. Sure, happy hours rule,  but what if you want to [...]

Venice Beach Sunsets

By VenicePaparrazzi.com SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Watch a Venice Sunset. Perfect for dates, family outings, meditation, etc. Also, why not plan a sunset beach jog or walk. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Everyone. ADMISSION FEE: Free BEST TIME OF YEAR TO WATCH A SUNSET IN VENICE: Everyday, however make it a point to watch [...]

Self Guided Walking Tour of the Venice Murals

By VenicePaparazzi.com SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Check out the “Tour of Venice Murals” on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. ADMISSION FEE: Free WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Anyone TOUR OF VENICE MURALS ON THE VENICE BEACH BOARDWALK: Look for the concrete barrier that divides the parking lot and the Venice Beach Boardwalk between Navy and [...]

Directions to Venice Beach

DIRECTIONS TO VENICE BEACH Getting to Venice Beach is quite simple. Take the 405 Freeway from either direction to Venice Boulevard. Exit West and drive until you reach sand. Parking is available at the end of Venice Boulevard right on the beach. Daily rates range from $3 to $10 [...]

Local Map of Venice Beach California

LOCAL MAP OF VENICE BEACH, CA Provided by Hotel Erwin

Common Questions About Venice Beach

Here are some of the most common questions and answers on Venice, CA. The most interesting and popular sight in Venice Beach is the beach, but it's not the surf and sand that take center stage here. It's the lively sidewalk scene. Venice Beach is a place where you'll find [...]

Latest Videos On Venice Beach California

The latest videos on everything you need to know about Venice Beach California--Venice Boardwalk, Bike Path, Muscle Beach, Basketball, Abbot Kinney, Windward Circle, Washington Square, Main Street in Santa Monica and the 3rd Street Promenade.

Video: Canals of Venice Beach

Take a look at the beautiful Venice Canals, built by Abbot Kinney to bring the charm of Venice Italy to Southern California.

Video: Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice California

Stroll up and down Abbot Kinney Blvd for amazing food, shopping and art.

Video: Third St Promenade, Santa Monica

Come down to Third St Promenade in Santa Monica and see live street performers. Shop at world class retailers, and dine at unique and tasty restaurants.

Video: Santa Monica Pier

Come and see the world famous Santa Monica pier. Enjoy rides, great food, fishing, and gorgeous views.

Video: Hotel Erwin Venice Beach California

Come stay at the hip and unique Hotel Erwin located steps from the Venice boardwalk and beach in Venice, California.

Video: Venice Beach Bike Path

Enjoy a ride on the world famous Venice Bike Path spanning from Washington Square to Santa Monica Pier and beyond.