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What to Do in Venice Beach

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Last month I went on a weekend trip to Venice Beach in LA and I had SO MUCH FUN. Seriously you guys, it was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time! I went with my BFF and travel buddy, Lisa, and we did quite a bit in the 2 nights we were there! I was also lucky enough to have some followers give me a few recommendations, and I must say they were on point. I would definitely recommend all of the places we went to! So if you have a trip coming up and want to know what to do in Venice Beach, just keep reading!

What to Do in Venice Beach

what to do in venice beach

what to do in venice beach

what to do in venice beach


Larry’s – OK, so I’m not much of a burger girl, but one of my follower’s told me to try Larry’s, and since we were staying right across the street, how could we resist?? Girrrrl…literally THE BEST burger of my LIFE! No joke, if you go to Venice Beach it would be a crime not to stop in to Larry’s and get the Larry’s Burger (with added avocado!). Also, if you’re craving something sweet, we really loved the Chocolate Cake (marshmallows AND vanilla ice cream?! Yes, please!).

The Venice Beach Bar – if you’re walking the boardwalk and just really want to stop for a good drink and a quick bite, the Venice Beach Bar is your jam. I had a yummy salad and a beer, and Lisa had ceviche. Both were fresh and light (just what we needed after a late night out!).

Moto Azabu Sushi Bar & Grill – we stopped in here for some sushi after getting mani/pedis, and it was so good! I loved all the sashimi, everything tasted so fresh and the service was great 🙂


SameSun Venice Beach Backpacker Hostel – this hostel was great! It’s literally right on the beach, the price isn’t bad, and it even includes a small basic breakfast. The location really is the best part, as it’s right on top of a fun bar and right across the street from Larry’s and a few other bars/clubs. The hostel itself was clean, fairly quiet, and fun. There’s a cool lounge that we hung out in after the clubs closed with a bunch of other backpackers. It’s a great way to meet new people from all over the world!


Venice Boardwalk – there’s literally so much to see just by walking north along the boardwalk from the SameSun hostel. You can rent bikes, walk down to the water, shop around at all the street vendors, or just sit and have a drink while people watching! The weather was beautiful while we were there, and there was plenty to see and do!

Muscle Beach – if you walk south down the Venice Boardwalk from the SameSun hostel, you’ll find Muscle Beach. Here you can basically see a bunch of muscle LOL. People working out is really all it is, but it’s still an interesting and must-see sight!

Townhouse – this was actually our favorite club/bar while we were in Venice! There are two floors and each one has a bar. The upstairs portion was playing a lot of alternative music, while downstairs was hip hop and reggae. The downstairs also used to be a speakeasy, and it has that retro mysterious vibe still! We went there both nights, it was so much fun!

Have any of you been to Venice Beach? This was actually my first time, but I had tons of fun and would definitely go back. I’m going to be heading back to LA on Friday this week, and I’ll be staying in West Hollywood for 2 nights, then over in Chatsworth (barf) for 2 weeks. If you have any suggestions on what to do/see/eat in those areas, please leave me a a comment and let me know! Also, if you have any other ideas for what to do in Venice Beach, leave a comment below!




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  • Reply Helene

    I’ve always heard great things about Venice Beach, but I’ve never been! Now I can go with an arsenal of things to do!

    August 10, 2017 at 10:52 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Yay! I hope you get to visit soon babe! xoxo

      August 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Tyra

    I’ve never been to Venice Beach! The sand looks beautiful . Thanks for showing us the places eat and stay 😀 it looks like you had a lot of fun. Goodness, I realize I ahvent been to a beach all summer!

    August 10, 2017 at 11:02 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Aah you have to go! Regardless of if it’s Venice, the beach in the summer is a must! <3

      August 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Camille

    I’ve been to Venice Beach once, but I’d LOVE to go back, especially after reading your post! I’m eyeing-up that sushi bar!

    August 10, 2017 at 11:53 am
    • Reply Brittany

      OMG so delicious!

      August 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Tanvi Rastogi

    I have only been there once. I love the pictures in your post. Makes me want to head there right now.


    August 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks girl 🙂 xoxo

      August 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Lindsey

    This looks so beautiful!! I want to go!!

    August 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      I hope you get the chance to visit, it was a lot of fun!

      August 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Ruthie Ridley

    I have always wanted to go to Venice Beach!! Looks amazing!!

    August 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      It was a great trip, I hope you get to visit!

      August 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Leah

    This is great information to have! Venice Beach has been on my bucket list, so this makes me want to go even more!

    August 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks for reading, Leah!

      August 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Christine

    This looks gorgeous! I’m notoriously bad at going to the beach even though we live about 10 minutes away from it.

    August 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      I feel like I would be the same way if I lived that close to the beach! I only live about an hour and a half away and I only go once or twice a year.

      August 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Heather Rutledge

    I’m always looking for good long weekend places to go and never even thought about Venice Beach, so great recommendation! And I’m not too much of a burger girl either, so now I’m intrigued about this burger from Larry’s 🙂

    August 11, 2017 at 8:27 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Girrrl…it’s the burger that puts all other burgers to shame! And it turned a “not to big on burgers” girl into a burger fiend lol I can’t wait to take my mom there this weekend!

      August 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Julie I Aloha Lovely

    I’ve never been to Venice Beach. Looks like a fun place! I really need to explore California!

    August 11, 2017 at 9:09 am
    • Reply Brittany

      It was so much fun!

      August 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Vicki

    That sand looks so soft! What a fun trip!

    August 11, 2017 at 10:59 am
    • Reply Brittany

      It was! Thanks for reading! xo

      August 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Rachel Catherine

    I’ve never been there but it sounds like a fun place! Anywhere with beach in the name can’t be that bad!

    August 11, 2017 at 11:00 am
    • Reply Brittany

      I’m with you on that girl!

      August 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Willow

    Yet another place to add to my bucket list! I have only been to San Francisco and San Diego, plus the surrounding areas of both. I would love to check out Venice Beach!

    August 11, 2017 at 2:56 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      I loved it! San Fran is really beautiful, I think it’s one of my favorite cities in California aesthetic wise 🙂 xoxo

      August 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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