Another beach post? Yes. And still there might be another because it’s my favorite place to go to in Southern California.
In all of my 10 years living here, I never went to Venice Beach. Mostly because it is one that is near Los Angeles and it’s just a hassle to get in and out of due to the traffic that it’s famous for. My friends who know me well are always telling me that I needed to go here and that I would really like it.
I was told that I should walk on Abbot Kinney Blvd as well as go to the Venice Canals and that is exactly what I did!
We parked in one of the Marina Del Rey Public Parking Lots and walked towards Abbot Kinney Blvd. This was such a cool street with a lot of very artsy shops and restaurants. My friend and I could have spent the whole day just going through each of the shops.
5 Points – A Creative Union
Tumbleweed and Dandelion
By the time we were done walking most of the street, we got hungry and all I wanted was fish tacos (I could eat fish tacos all day every day). I looked up a few places and found Plancha Tacos.
Their fish tacos were pretty good. I would give them 4/5 stars. What made them better was their salsas which were really fresh and tasty especially the salsa verde! My friend ordered shrimp tacos and a chicken quesadilla which she thought were pretty decent too. Overall, a pretty good stop to have lunch.
Then, we circled our way to the actual beach and boardwalk.
First and foremost, I had to go and sit on the beach for a while and soak in the 70 degree weather.
After I was satisfied with the beach, we walked over to the boardwalk. It has so much character. There are a lot of The Green Doctor shops here which only meant one thing, stoners and interesting people everywhere.
Being a lover of people watching (don’t hate, you know you like it too) this area was pretty great. Get ice cream, find a bench and just sit and enjoy the atmosphere.
You can also find a bunch of hand-made art here. I stopped and bought some bracelets and souvenirs for my nieces. Surprisingly, very good prices too!
Finally, on our way out, we strolled through the canals.
Um, can I live here please?