Venice Beach, California

Another beach post? Yes. Venice, California - A city with so much character!And still there might be another because it’s my favorite place to go to in Southern California.Venice 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!Abbot Kinney Blvd 8

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.

Some of the ones that I enjoyed going into were: 5 Points – A Creative Union, Tumbleweed and Dandelion, Huset, and Vnyl.

5 Points – A Creative UnionAbbot Kinney Blvd 1Abbot Kinney Blvd 2

Tumbleweed and DandelionAbbot Kinney Blvd 14Abbot Kinney Blvd 3Abbot Kinney Rd 4

HusetAbbot Kinney Blvd 7Abbot Kinney Blvd 5Abbot Kinney Blvd 6

VnylAbbot Kinney Blvd 9Abbot Kinney Blvd 12Abbot Kinney Blvd 10Abbot Kinney Blvd 11

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.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.Plancha Tacos 1Plancha Tacos 2

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.Venice Beach 7Venice Beach 5Venice Beach 6Venice Beach 4

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.Venice Beach Boardwalk 4Venice Beach Boardwalk 3Venice Beach Boardwalk 1

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!Venice Beach Boardwalk 2

Finally, on our way out, we strolled through the canals.Venic Beach Canals 2Venic Beach Canals 1Venic Beach Canals 3Venic Beach Canals 4

Um, can I live here please?

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5 Comments

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  2. First off- your blog and pictures are amazing!! Second- my heart, this makes me miss home so much! I’ve never actually been to the Sunken City but have heard tons about it, but I must admit, Venice/ Santa Monica was a place my girlfriends and I frequented. Isn’t Venice interesting? We used to ride tandem bikes and just people watch, because my goodness the crowd that place attracts! lol.

    • tayonthemove Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words! Venice is amazing and I can’t believe I never went before this trip! I am dying to go back (usually in the winter I like to escape Chicago lol)! If you ever go back, you must check out Sunken City, it is truly breathtaking! πŸ™‚

  3. Keep the beach posts coming! It’s so cold in Chicago – this helps me forget πŸ™‚ I’ve never been to Venice Beach but your photos made me want to go!

    • tayonthemove Reply

      Haha yea, in these winter months I’m almost always thinking about the beach! And thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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