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Things to do in Venice, Los Angeles

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach Bar
“Great place to visit Many, Sea Food Restaurant and shopping and Fun Park Close to Santa Monica Pier, its about 50 Minutes away”
  • 317 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
  • 492 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Abbott Kinney built Venice and this street was named after him in the 1980's is full of High end shopping stores. ”
  • 490 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Famed sandy stretch and beachside promenade with street performers, bodybuilders, shops & eateries.”
  • 389 locals recommend
Canal
“A hidden gem in Venice, CA designed to pay homage to the Venice canals in Italy. Enjoy a stroll and take in the calm and artistic surroundings. ”
  • 272 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Delicious Vegan restaurant! I love most of what they serve.. great salads and bowls!”
  • 254 locals recommend
Café
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“It's sceney af and certainly a place to see and be seen - plus the food is unbelievably good. You stand in line to order, and frankly, the line is absolute chaos. However, once you get your food you'll be so happy to eat it. It's delicious. Fresh breads and smoked fish are the things to order. ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“ A great place to have a coffee and relax or bring your laptop to do some work. ”
  • 198 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“$$$ Hip, inventive Mediterranean option known for its creative plates, cocktails & bustling brunch.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Be ready for some serious people watching. Take a stroll, check out the skate park and grab a bite to eat at Figtree for breakfast or lunch (half off breakfast from 8am-9am, great view.) or Venice Ale house for lunch or dinner.”
  • 222 locals recommend
Seasonal, globally-inspired fare in an iconic, all-day spot
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“The menu is all over the place and the bar is ready for costumers (especially the beach crew) at all times of the day. It's a good atmosphere, easy to get in and out, and solid food. ”
  • 177 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“$$ Casual gastropub with boardwalk-side seating, specializing in organic American fare & craft beers.”
  • 190 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“The best drinking-base burger on the Westside Can you imagine the outcry if we didn’t put this Westside staple on a list of the best burgers in town? This all-American, perfectly salted, freshly made patty is the best late-night option near the beach and tastes even better topped with a hot dog, especially if you’re a few drinks in when you get it.”
  • 185 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A really friendly, low pressure brunch spot serving super fresh breads, an ever changing menu of seasonal jams, mimosas, and avocado toasts - which is what I recommend. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Close by on Abbot Kinney, great scene, but only beer and wine. Buzzy modern hangout provides draft brews & wine in an open, airy interior with a minimalist vibe.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Bar
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“Having a drink overlooking the beach, listening to a DJ and eating good food. Expect there to be dancing and music 7 nights a week and karaoke on Thursdays.”
  • 139 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
  • 492 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Delicious Vegan restaurant! I love most of what they serve.. great salads and bowls!”
  • 254 locals recommend
Café
“It's sceney af and certainly a place to see and be seen - plus the food is unbelievably good. You stand in line to order, and frankly, the line is absolute chaos. However, once you get your food you'll be so happy to eat it. It's delicious. Fresh breads and smoked fish are the things to order. ”
  • 220 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“$$$ Hip, inventive Mediterranean option known for its creative plates, cocktails & bustling brunch.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Seasonal, globally-inspired fare in an iconic, all-day spot
“The menu is all over the place and the bar is ready for costumers (especially the beach crew) at all times of the day. It's a good atmosphere, easy to get in and out, and solid food. ”
  • 177 locals recommend
Gastropub
“$$ Casual gastropub with boardwalk-side seating, specializing in organic American fare & craft beers.”
  • 190 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“The best drinking-base burger on the Westside Can you imagine the outcry if we didn’t put this Westside staple on a list of the best burgers in town? This all-American, perfectly salted, freshly made patty is the best late-night option near the beach and tastes even better topped with a hot dog, especially if you’re a few drinks in when you get it.”
  • 185 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A really friendly, low pressure brunch spot serving super fresh breads, an ever changing menu of seasonal jams, mimosas, and avocado toasts - which is what I recommend. ”
  • 164 locals recommend

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