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Venice-Beach has been both a resort and a residential community, but now has become known as "the playground of the Pacific." Venice Beach is very conveniently located off Highway 1 between Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. For outdoors recreation, you can swim, surf, play volleyball, build sand sculptures or enjoy a day of sunbathing on the beach. There is also plenty of room to jog, bike, roller blade, skate or stroll the oceanfront path, taking in the sights and sounds of what has become the most visited beachfront city on the West Coast! Across the bay from Venice Beach in Marina Del Rey, sailing and kayaking are available, as are chartered boats for deep-sea fishing. Venice Beach is lively and full of color, action and movement! Some have described it as a year round carnival with free admission! This unique place is known for its artists and "funky" atmosphere. Aside from the beach and boardwalk, Venice Beach has small trendy shops and restaurants, most of them owner operated. There are always ongoing gallery openings, art shows, little theater and nightlife featuring local talent. Venice Beach is known for its street performers, with everything from artists, dancers, comedians, weightlifters, jugglers, skaters and musicians. Or, how about a musician on roller-skates? It's possible, and you're likely to see it all at Venice Beach!

Surrounding areas: Venice, California (1.2 mi), Playa Del Rey, California (2.1 mi), Santa Monica, California (3.3 mi), Brentwood, California (5.2 mi), Westwood, California (5.9 mi), Pacific Palisades, California (6.0 mi), Manhattan Beach, California (7.0 mi)

Venice Beach Vacation Rentals




Venice Beach Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Jamaica Bay Inn4175 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 823-5333
Marina Del Rey Marriott4100 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 301-3000
Marina International Hotel4200 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 301-2000
Oakwood Worldwide Marina Del Rey4111 S Via MarinaMarina Del Rey, CA (888) 268-9998
Ramada LTD3130 Washington BlvdMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 821-5086
The Mansion Inn327 Washington StMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 821-2557
Marina Pacific Hotel & Suites1697 Pacific AveVenice, CA (310) 452-1111
The Inn At Venice Beach327 Washington BlvdVenice, CA (310) 821-2557
Holiday Inn Express737 Washington BlvdMarina Del Rey, CA1.0 mi.(310) 821-4455
The Ritz Carlton Hotel Marina Del Rey4375 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA1.0 mi.(310) 823-1700
Marina Del Rey Hotel13534 Bali WayMarina Del Rey, CA1.3 mi.(310) 301-1000
Courtyard By Marriott13480 Maxella AveMarina Del Rey, CA1.5 mi.(310) 822-8555
Tierra Del Ray4250 Glencoe AveMarina Del Ray, CA1.6 mi.(800) 773-1500
Suiteamerica At Chateau Marina4750 Lincoln BlvdMarina Del Rey, CA1.6 mi.(310) 827-3992
Inn At Playa Del Rey435 Culver BlvdPlaya Del Rey, CA1.6 mi.(310) 574-1920
Super 8 Motel12664 West Washington BlvdCulver City, CA2.3 mi.(310) 306-8243
Ocean Park Inn2452 Lincoln BlvdSanta Monica, CA2.4 mi.(310) 392-3966
Four Points Sheraton530 W Pico BlvdSanta Monica, CA2.6 mi.(310) 399-9344
Pacific Shore Hotel1819 Ocean AveSanta Monica, CA2.6 mi.(310) 451-8711
Resthaven Motel815 Grant StSanta Monica, CA2.6 mi.(310) 452-3977
Shutters On The Beach1 Pico BlvdSanta Monica, CA2.6 mi.(310) 458-0030
Le Merigot - A JW Marriott Beach Hotel & Spa1740 Ocean AveSanta Monica, CA2.7 mi.(900) 926-9524
Doubletree Guest Suites Santa Monica1707 4th StSanta Monica, CA2.8 mi.(310) 395-3332
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel1700 Ocean AveSanta Monica, CA2.8 mi.(310) 458-6700
Furama Hotel8601 Lincoln BlvdLos Angeles, CA2.9 mi.(310) 670-8111
Econo Lodge11933 Washington BlvdLos Angeles, CA3.0 mi.(310) 398-1651
Holiday Inn Santa Monica Beach Area120 Colorado BlvdSanta Monica, CA3.0 mi.(310) 451-0676
The Georgian Hotel1415 Ocean AveSanta Monica, CA3.2 mi.(800) 538-8147
The Fairmont Miramar101 Wilshire BlvdSanta Monica, CA3.5 mi.(310) 576-7777
Travelodge3102 Pico BlvdSanta Monica, CA3.5 mi.(800) 231-7679
Radisson Huntley Hotel1111 Second StSanta Monica, CA3.6 mi.(310) 394-5454
Deano's Motel3868 S Sepulveda BlvdCulver City, CA3.7 mi.(310) 390-3511
Holiday Inn Express3930 Sepulveda BlvdCulver City, CA3.7 mi.(310) 390-2189
Travelodge Culver City11180 Washington PlCulver City, CA3.7 mi.(310) 839-1111
Best Western Gateway Hotel1920 Santa Monica BlvdSanta Monica, CA3.7 mi.(310) 829-9100
Radisson Los Angeles Westside6161 W Centinela AveCulver City, CA4.0 mi.(310) 649-1776
Comfort Inn Santa Monica2815 Santa Monica BlvdSanta Monica, CA4.1 mi.(310) 828-5517
Days Inn3007 Santa Monica BlvdSanta Monica, CA4.2 mi.(310) 829-6333
Ramada Plaza N6333 Bristol PkwyCulver City, CA4.3 mi.(310) 484-7002
Best Western Royal Palace2528 S Sepulveda BlvdLos Angeles, CA4.4 mi.(310) 477-9066

Venice Beach Weather & Climate

Southern California along the Pacific Coast enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. As with most of the state of California, summers are dry due to a semi-permanent high pressure system that sits in the Pacific Ocean and holds storm tracks well to the north. Warm air moving over the cool ocean in summer creates fog that moves in during the evening and early morning hours but almost always dissipates by midday. The rainy season is November through early April, but this area receives only approximately 12 inches of precipitation per year. Some flash flooding can occur when large amounts of rain occur in winter over a period of one or two days, and in summertime, very dry conditions in the higher elevations means forest fires are always a threat.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 63°F 50°F 3.06 in. 57°F
February 63°F 51°F 3.29 in. 57°F
March 62°F 52°F 2.56 in. 58°F
April 63°F 53°F 0.53 in. 58°F
May 63°F 56°F 0.25 in. 60°F
June 65°F 59°F 0.04 in. 64°F
July 68°F 62°F 0.01 in. 66°F
August 70°F 63°F 0.13 in. 68°F
September 70°F 62°F 0.17 in. 66°F
October 69°F 59°F 0.36 in. 64°F
November 67°F 54°F 1.02 in. 61°F
December 64°F 50°F 1.85 in. 59°F

Venice Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located about 4 miles southeast of Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, the Van Nuys airport (VNY) located approximately 16 miles north of Venice Beach in Los Angeles ( Van Nuys ), California, the Bob Hope airport (BUR) located roughly 16 miles northeast of Venice Beach in Burbank, California, and finally the Long Beach airport (LGB) located around 21 miles southeast of Venice Beach in Long Beach, California.

Venice Beach Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA3.3 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA13.0 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA27.9 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA33.1 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA33.1 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA33.1 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA33.3 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA47.1 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA47.6 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA61.4 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA73.8 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA85.6 mi.
 
Water Parks
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA27.9 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA29.0 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA33.3 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA38.9 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA68.8 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA73.8 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA110.7 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Penmar Golf CourseVeniceCA2.1 mi.
Westchester Golf CourseLos AngelesCA3.4 mi.
Brentwood Country ClubBrentwoodCA5.0 mi.
Brentwood LakeBrentwoodCA5.1 mi.
Shadow Lakes Golf ClubBrentwoodCA5.1 mi.
Lakes at El SegundoEl SegundoCA5.6 mi.
Marriott Golf CourseManhattan BeachCA7.0 mi.
Griffith Park Golf CoursesLos AngelesCA9.2 mi.
Los Feliz Golf CourseLos AngelesCA9.2 mi.
Maggie Hathaway Par 3 Golf CourseLos AngelesCA9.2 mi.
Rancho Park Golf CourseLos AngelesCA9.2 mi.
Chester Washington Golf CourseLos AngelesCA9.7 mi.
Sea Aire Park Golf CourseTorranceCA12.1 mi.
Rancho Maria Golf ClubSanta MariaCA12.2 mi.
Sepulveda Golf ComplexEncinoCA12.2 mi.
Studio City Golf CourseStudio CityCA12.2 mi.
Sunset Ridge Golf CenterSanta MariaCA12.2 mi.
Palos Verdes Golf ClubPalos Verdes EstatesCA13.2 mi.
Roosevelt Municipal Golf CourseLos AngelesCA14.1 mi.
Woodley Lakes Golf CourseVan NuysCA14.2 mi.
Dominguez Golf & Practice CenterCarsonCA14.7 mi.
South Gate Municipal Golf CourseSouth GateCA14.8 mi.
Van Nuys Golf CourseVan NuysCA14.9 mi.
Rancho Del Rey Golf ClubAtwaterCA15.4 mi.
Compton Par 3 Golf CourseComptonCA15.8 mi.
Los Verdes Golf CourseRancho Palos VerdesCA15.8 mi.
Harbor Park Golf CourseWilmingtonCA16.6 mi.
Ocean Trails Golf ClubRancho Palos VerdesCA16.7 mi.
Ford Park Golf CourseBell GardensCA17.9 mi.
Malibu Country ClubMalibuCA18.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA54.5 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA79.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA3.0 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA3.0 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA4.4 mi. 
Will Rogers Beach State ParkCA4.8 mi. 
Will Rogers State ParkCA5.7 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA7.4 mi. 
Redondo Beach State ParkCA11.9 mi. 
Malibu Creek State ParkCA17.4 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA20.5 mi. 
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA26.1 mi. 
Placerita Canyon State ParkCA27.2 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA31.4 mi. 
Point Mugu State ParkCA32.3 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA37.2 mi. 
 
Museums
Angels AtticSanta MonicaCA3.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of FlyingSanta MonicaCA3.3 mi.(Technology)
California Heritage MuseumSanta MonicaCA3.3 mi.(History)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Art)
Korean American Museum of Art and Cultural CenterLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Art)
Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of FredLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Art)
Western Museum of ScoutingLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.(Children's)
West Valley MuseumWoodland HillsCA15.5 mi.(History)
Long Beach Museum of ArtLong BeachCA21.5 mi.(Art)
Museum of Latin American ArtLong BeachCA21.5 mi.(Art)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA13.8 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA34.8 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA37.9 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA76.8 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA115.3 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA115.3 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA115.3 mi.


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