Venice Beach, Venice, CA, USA

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Venice Beach, Venice, CA, USA

Venice Beach vacation rentals

Enjoy Downtime in Your Venice Vacation Home

Venice is strategically located between Santa Monica and Marina Del Ray right along the Pacific coast, and it is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. With this incredible location, the possibilities for relaxation, sightseeing and fun adventures are nearly limitless. There are many gorgeous vacation homes in Venice that provide you with the perfect home away from home, and you can enjoy home-like amenities such as a full kitchen, a garage for your car, a fenced yard and more depending on which home you choose to stay in.

Attractions

Whether you are traveling to your Los Angeles County vacation home along the Pacific coast with someone special or with your whole family, you will love that there is so much to see and do close to your home away from home. For example, you can have an incredible time at Universal Studios Hollywood, or you can tour Hollywood Boulevard and some of the studios in the area. You can also explore Griffith Park, which has hiking trails and great views. This is the location of the famous Los Angeles Zoo as well. There are also countless museums and numerous other attractions in the area that give you plenty of options to consider when planning your trip to Los Angeles.

Shopping

Shopping in the Los Angeles area is always a fun activity, and you can find numerous shopping spots located close to your coastal Hermosa Beach vacation home. Shopping in Beverly Hills on the famous Rodeo Drive is a necessity for true shopping enthusiasts. There are also other fun areas to explore, such as Melrose Avenue, Los Feliz, the Downtown Arts District, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, the Culver City Arts District and others.

Beaches

You cannot spend time in southern California without venturing into the Pacific Ocean or relaxing under the sun, and there are some popular beach areas that are well worth exploring. For example, Santa Monica State Beach is an iconic destination to explore, and it has an oceanfront walkway with mountain views. Will Rogers Beach is popular with locals and visitors, and it has a volleyball court with a hiking trail. Other popular areas include the Dockweiler State Beach, Venice Beach with its boardwalk and promenade, White Point- Royal Palms Beach Park and more.

Weather

The Venice and Los Angeles metropolitan area are well-known for having a sunny, warm climate. In fact, most years only have about 35 days with measurable precipitation. The area has a subtropical Mediterranean climate that is characterized by limited rainfall, warm temperatures and ample sunshine. Average high temperatures range from the 60s in the winter to the 80s in the summer. However, there are many days in the warmer months when the temperature reaches into the 90s and 100s. The average low is in the 40s in the winter months and in the 60s during the summer months. While freezing temperatures are rare, they can and do occur from time to time.

How to Get There

Perhaps the fastest way to travel to Venice is to fly into the Los Angeles International Airport. The airport is located only a few miles south of Venice, so you can easily take a rental car from the airport north to Venice along Highway 1. If you are traveling in your own vehicle to Venice or if you are taking a bus or taxi, you likely will travel along Interstate 405 into the Los Angeles area. Then, you will exit on Highway 90 and take this road westward until you reach Venice.

Get your cue from the movies at Venice Beach

Take in some street performances and circus acts or browse the stalls and shops along the boardwalk, then cool off with a dip in the ocean under the watchful eye of the lifeguards. There are plenty of volleyball nets and basketball courts around, and skating is popular in Venice Beach, too. You can make like you're in Point Break by taking to the surf, or get your Schwarzenegger on at Muscle Beach Venice. For something a bit more relaxed during your Venice Beach vacation rental, check out the classier vibe of the cafes and chic boutiques on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Get the T-shirt at the Venice Beach Boardwalk

The main draw of Venice Beach is its boardwalk. Stretching for around 2.5 miles, it's the place to be for street performers, stallholders, and shops selling everything from boards to T-shirts with Bruce Lee's face on them. When you're done with the mimes, magicians, and breakdancers, you can also gawp at the mountainous beefcakes pumping iron at Muscle Beach Venice. If your interests are more aquatic, head to the pier, where you can see sea creatures courtesy of the Venice Oceanarium, or catch your own with a fishing rod.

Scorching summers and mild winters at Venice Beach

Like the rest of LA, Venice Beach gets hot, dry summers and mild winters. Because it's on the coast, Venice Beach gets a sea breeze, and the mercury doesn't quite hit the same sweltering highs that it does inland. Venice Beach vacation rentals are a good bet all year round, and if you want to catch the boardwalk at its most vibrant then the best time tends to be at the weekends, when all the locals are out and about.

Sandy beaches and cool canals at Venice Beach

Once a town in its own right, these days Venice Beach is part of Los Angeles. It's set on the Pacific coast, and its sandy beaches are a big draw. Aside from the carnival atmosphere, Venice has something else in common with its European namesake - its famous canals were dug in the early 20th century to help drain the marshy ground. The remaining canals are set in a more residential neighborhood, and strolling along them is a good way to take a bit of a break from the circus of the boardwalk.