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Self-Guided Santa Monica Tour in a California Roadster Rental
"Whisk around Santa Monica in a brightly colored California Roadster Neighborhood Electric Vehicle which seats up to four passengers including two in a rear-facing rumble seat. Explore all the sights around the greater Santa Monica area including Venice Beach and scenic Marina del Rey. This exclusive offer will provide you with an exciting experience and let you take in all that the L.A. area has to offer in a unique electric car. Pick-up and drop-off the vehicle at a convenient Santa M its electric-just get in and go. Rental Period is for 3-hours. Additional time is available for a fee."""Have a blast cruising around the greater Santa Monica area in a California Roadster custom electric car.
From $149.00
All-Inclusive Santa Monica Bike Tour and Beach Rental
"The resort town of Santa Monica offers one of the most pristine beaches in Southern California.  Although you can explore much of this relaxing seaside community on foot a bike lets you cover more ground to see and experience more.  This guided tour not only takes you out with a local guide to learn more about this special gem along the southern coast but also leaves you with a full VIP beach rental including your own chair and umbrella on the sand when you are finished.  Your morning bike tour starts at the famed Santa Monica Pier where you will be fitted for an appropriately sized your guide will take you out along the beach between joggers and roller skaters as you ride towards Venice with its many colorful personalities.  As you make your way through the canals you will stop for photos to take in gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean visit colorful shops filled with souvenirs and experience vibrant street art and graffiti.  Your guide will help you navigate the paved bike path as you make you way back to the Pier
From $75.00
Best of Los Angeles Tour from Anaheim
"After pickup from your Anaheim hotel in the morning it’s off to LA for a full day of exploration. Relax on your 33-mile (52-km) drive north and pass through Downtown Los Angeles on your way to your first stop Hollywood. Along the way your driver will tell you historical facts and anecdotes provide some fun trivia and point out where various movies and TV shows have been filmed.You'll then have three hours to explore Hollywood at your own pace before continuing to Santa Monica or Venice. Walk down Hollywood Boulevard to visit the TCL Chinese Theatre the Hollywood Museum
From $58.00

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Venice Beach - The Canals.

Venice is called Venice because of its canal area. We really enjoyed wandering around this area. It had some wonderful houses, several canals, lots of little bridges and was basically just extremely...
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Jan 02, 2017

Venice Beach

We took the number 1 big blue bus from Santa Monica to Venice Beach.The beach is long and we did not explore it all. We started at the skate park, then walked along the front for a while past Muscles...
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Jan 02, 2017


The winter of August the 4th was replaced by the spring of the 5th, but still not inviting to swim. So, I must admit that I left California without entering the Pacific Ocean. Next time I'll try...
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Oct 29, 2014


Officially part of the City of Los Angeles, Venice is a beach community nestled between the City of Santa Monica to the north and Marina del Rey (also part of the City of LA) to the south. It was...
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Mar 19, 2012

Where the wannabes hang out.

Venice beach is the place where many of the Hollywood wannabes gather and sing, dance, act, jump up and down and act like idiots in the hope that some producer from Hollywood comes by and offer them a...
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Jan 30, 2011

Venice Beach

I must admit I do not share most peoples opinion of Venice Beach. Whereas most people seem to enjoy a trip here I found it more run down than vibrant and exciting. Interesting yes but not up to my pre...
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Jan 25, 2010

Celebrity Waxing

The wax celebrity figures here at Madame Tussauds look so real in person that you feel like they are actually there. When I first saw Marilyn Monroe I actually thought it was a Marilyn impersonator...
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Nov 06, 2009

A must do in Los Angeles...

I live in Los Angeles and had no idea of the history of Venice Beach. A friend and I did this scavenger hunt and had a blast! The group that put it together is called, "Venice Scavengers" and these...
Jul 09, 2009

Visit Funky Venice

Venice was founded by millionaire Abbot Kinney and was originally called Venice of America. Like its namesake Venice, Italy, this town was built with miles of canals, but it also boasted coastal piers...
Apr 16, 2009

Venice canals

Don't miss the canals if you're in Venice. They're beautiful, and just a short walk from the beach. If you walk east from the Venice beach pier on Washington Blvd., you will see the canals on the...
Mar 16, 2009

People Watch

Venice beach is an interesting place. If you go often enough you start to notice the "regulars" that hang out there. There is a guy that walks around in a speedo with a couple of parrots on his...
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Aug 22, 2008

Freewheeling Venice Beach

Others on VT disparage Venice Beach, and I can't understand how they came to such a low opinion of the Los Angeles icon. Perhaps they bought some cheap sunglasses, ate some bad pizza, got buzzed by a...
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Jun 24, 2008
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Things to Do Near Venice Beach

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Venice Canals

So it may not be Italy, but California's Venice has some canals of its own. Head west on south Venice Blvd til you hit Pacific Avenue. The canals will be on your left. Find a place to park in the...
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It's full name is The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome and it is located on the Newcomb Pier adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. It was designed and built in 1916 by Charles I....
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Santa Monica Pier

This 100 year old landmark on a large double-jointed pier The pier contains Pacific Park amusement park with its one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, solar-paneled Ferris wheel. an original carousel...
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Santa Monica Pier

This is in the pacific park on Santa Monica Pier, you have to pay extra $5 even if you bought the unlimited wrist band. They attach you on the waist and you can jump on a trampoline pretty high for...
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Santa Monica Beaches

Santa Monica State Beach is an iconic destination that draws visitors from around the globe. It is 3 miles long, covering 245 acres of sand along Santa Monica Bay. Residents and visitors enjoy broad...
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Santa Monica Place

This is the mall at the south end of 3rd street promenade, it was renovated a few years ago to an open air mall, with trendy designer shops and restaurants. It is also a few block from the beach and...
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Getting to Venice Beach


24 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291


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