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Venice Beach – Carnival of California
Venice Beach, California is a treasured destination for worldwide travelers. An eclectic artist community on the Los Angeles coast, Venice Beach offers three miles of scenic beach and a lively and distinct beach culture. World-famous for its Venice Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach is a fascinating bazaar of engaging street performers, innovative vendors, lively cafés, 60's refugees and strutting Muscle Beachers.
Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk. Ocean Front Walk is a sidewalk carnival lined with funky shops and eateries for shopping, dining and sightseeing. As you wander the colorful streets, you will experience and hear artists, musicians, singers, jugglers, acrobats, mimes, comics, magicians, prophets, fortune tellers, and colorful entertainers along this exciting, sandy strip. Join the parade of fun by renting a bike or roller blades and hopping on the Venice Beach Bike Path, which stretches from Santa Monica Canyon to Hermosa Beach. For beachfront sporting, there's basketball, handball, shuffleboard and paddle tennis courts right off the sandy beach. [Top]
Venice Beach Suites and Hotel
Located right on Venice Beach, near Ocean Front Walk, the Bike Path, the Venice Pier and all the exciting attractions in Venice Beach and Los Angeles, the historic Venice Beach Suites & Hotel provides spacious, extended-stay suites and studios with preferred amenities, ocean views, high-speed internet access, and unique getaway packages. Enjoy beach fun with complimentary surfboard boards, boogie boards, beach chairs, and sports equipment.
Since the Ocean Front Walk's extensive renovation in 2000, the traditions of street graffiti art, basketball, and street-style skateboarding are alive in new facilities. With an extensive number of newly-commissioned public art, murals, beach tower art and, the creative energy and magic of Venice's earlier days has reemerged. Roller skate dancers, skateboarders, surfers, bodybuilders, tattoo artists, and custom car enthusiasts all find their scene in Venice Beach. The landscape is flooded with brightly colored murals by local artists such as Rip Cronk and the Venice-based Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). [Top]
Muscle Beach is a designated area where fanatic bodybuilders pump iron in a public display of strength. The famed bodybuilding mecca, which moved from Santa Monica to Venice in the 1970s, is credited with the advent of the physical fitness revolution that swept the country. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger got his initial exposure by participating in the bodybuilding competitions in Venice. [Top]
The Venice Canals, for which this beach community is named “Venice of America,” were originally constructed so that Venice Beach would emulate Venice, Italy. The few canals that still remain are now a quaint upscale neighborhood in Venice. Fully restored and remodeled homes make it a postcard scene along the Venice beach canal shores. [Top]
Venice Beach Suites & Hotel 1305 Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach, California 90291 USA
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