Venice Beach is known for its quirky, unique culture, making it a must see for locals and travelers alike.
On this fictional tour, you will get to explore the Venice Canals, get a firsthand look of the Venice Sign, and observe the eccentric "aliens" of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, including Muscle Beach.
The tour begins in front of Baja Cantina, located at 311 Washington Blvd in Marina del Rey, CA 90292.
DIRECTIONS VIA PUBLIC TRANSIT:
Take the Metro Expo Line toward the Santa Monica Station
Exit Culver City Station - East Entrance
Walk East toward Washington Blvd and look for the BUS STOP
Take the Washington Blvd Expo Culver City Bus WEST toward the beach for approx. 30min
Exit at Washington Blvd and Dell Ave
Head WEST on Washington Blvd and Baja Cantina is on the RIGHT
From the I-10 W, take the I-405 S toward LAX/Long Beach
Use the RIGHT lane to take exit 50B for CA-90 W
Continue straight to the end of the freeway
Use the RIGHT two lanes to turn onto Lincoln Blvd
Use the LEFT two lanes to turn onto Washington Blvd
Baja Cantina is 1 miles down on the RIGHT
BEST PLACE TO PARK:
Parking can get a little intense by the beach, especially in the summer months. There is valet parking at Baja Cantina and paid parking at the end of Washington Blvd. You may have to walk a few blocks, but there is also street parking available in the area. MAKE SURE TO READ ALL PARKING SIGNS. L.A. is notorious for confusing parking restrictions and errant tickets. If you're unsure, err on the side of caution and park somewhere else.
Places to stop along the way:
FOOD: Seed, Mao's Kitchen, Danny's Venice, Chicago Nick's, Canal Club
DRINKS: Baja Cantina, Hotel Erwin Rooftop Bar, Townhouse, James Beach
SHOPPING: Venice Boardwalk Shops
Best time of day:
The Venice Beach Boardwalk is very crowded. Don't leave anything unattended and keep an eye on your personal belongings.
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