Beaches & Beach Towns
Your guide to the best beaches and beach towns in the Los Angeles area. LA Points of Interest.
The Venice Beach Boardwalk is packed with so many shops, restaurants and things to do that I could and probably will write a dozen posts about it.
One of the hottest tourist destinations in Southern California is Venice Beach. If you’re visiting Venice and want to fully experience the unconventional, free spirited and artistic lifestyle of the town then skip the chain hotels and arrange your stay in one of these six Bohemian Venice beachfront hotels.
If you’re looking for the best place in Los Angeles to break out the bike and get some fresh air, sunshine and exercise on a car free bike path then head west to the beach and peddle on down The Strand.
When your vacation travels take you to Los Angeles, the trip wouldn’t be complete without checking out at least one of the beaches…
When I was down at Venice Beach for the Venice Art Walk, I couldn’t help but notice the latest sight on the scene. Venice has gotten the bird. And if you are visiting Venice, you will want to take a Bird for a spin on the Venice Boardwalk!
The Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica Airport doesn’t get as much attention as the Queen Mary down in Long Beach… but it should. Aviation buffs will find it a fascinating trip into aviation history.
From the 405 freeway, follow Manhattan Beach Blvd. west and it will terminate at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Probably the most noticeable restaurant when you head on out to the Venice Pier is a place that is simply called The Wings, Famous Chicken Wings. It’s definitely one of LA’s landmarks,
Venice Beach and its 1,310 foot pier is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Southern California and it was once an amusement pier on a much grander scale than it’s neighbor – the Santa Monica Pier – a couple miles to the north.
I know that we are coming up on Thanksgiving and Christmas… and the “winter” season, but in sunny Southern California it is almost always warm enough to enjoy a day at the coast.