We'll begin the tour at the iconic VENICE sign and the epicenter of Venice-of-America history. We'll make our way onto the Boardwalk where you'll see street performers, hidden murals, the skateboard park and the world famous Muscle Beach. Weaving our way between the Boardwalk and neighborhoods behind it, we'll come upon the Venice Canals and wander across it's bridges taking in the natural beauty of this special community. Along the way, movie & TV filming locations will be pointed out, you may meet some local characters, or watch artists creating public art, and I will take pictures for you in front of iconic landmarks. Venice is like a box of chocolates -- you just don't know what you're gonna get! The tour will conclude in Washington Square, the gateway to Venice Beach, where we will walk out to the end of the pier to gaze at the beautiful Southern California coastline. Our tour will end at a Venice Beach surf shop and I can tell you about the many unique eateries in the neighborhood. I can recommend restaurants (in Venice and other parts of LA), attractions, and some great shops. I want you to see this unique part of Southern California through the eyes of a local and have a memorable stay!
After leaving a 25 year career in the movie & TV industry, I wanted to fulfill my dream of working in travel & tourism. A lifelong history buff and self-proclaimed font of useless information, I have given informal tours to visitors over the last 10 years I have lived in Venice showing them hidden gems and iconic landmarks they may not have seen on their own. I LOVE living in Venice Beach and sharing my knowledge of this unique neighborhood. Let me introduce you to the rich history and colorful characters of this special beach community!
We'll wander through this thoroughly bohemian neighborhood enjoying the sites, sounds, and history as we make our way from the heart of Venice-of-America to the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Canals, and Washington Square.
We will be walking for 90 minutes, so I would suggest you bring a bottle of water, especially on a hot day. Wear comfortable walking shoes and wear sunscreen, even on an overcast day.
Venice Beach Walking Tour Hidden Gems