A Local's Guide to Venice Beach

Let's talk about Venice beach, Ca. It's been a little over 2 years now that I moved into my beach pad.  A few weeks ago while I was grabbing a smoothie from my favorite juice shop I found a tourist's guide to Venice beach's greatest spots. The places that they mentioned were so awful that it inspired me to write my own guide to Venice beach. These are my favorite local spots. 

Abbot Kinney Blvd

Named the coolest street in America by many, including GQ magazine. This street lives up to the hype. It's awesome for taking a stroll, doing some shopping, grabbing a coffee, or eating some grub. Occasionally the street even closes for events. Be sure to check out the Abbot Kinney 1st Friday food trucks. More info @ http://abbotkinneyfirstfridays.com

Favorite place to shop - http://principessavenice.com  1323 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Favorite place to grab coffee and work - Tom's Flagship Store  ... 1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Favorite places to eat- Gjelina ... 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291   //   Salt Air ... 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Best ice cream- Salt + Straw ...  1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

 The Venice Canals

The canals are just beautiful. From sunrise to sunset it's the perfect place to take a stroll or snap some pics. Come by on a holiday to check out the cool boat parades. 

Venice Beach

Don't forget about the actual beach. Take a walk, catch a sunset, go surfing, or just lay under an umbrella.

MORE OF MY FAVORITES:

Best restaurant/bars to watch the sunset - Hotel Erwin & The whaler

Best places to go out at night- Hiananos(dive bar), Townhouse, The Brig

Best places to grab a coffee and chill- Menotti, Tom's, Rose Cafe, Deus Ex Machina

Best smoothie/juice shop- Fruit Gallery

Sunday brunch with a ocean view- The Whaler

Best Day drinking vibes- The Venice Ale House, Hotel Erwin, The Whaler

Wanna be touristy?- Check out the Venice Boardwalk, The Skatepark, and Muscle Beach

All Pics by Thomas Gregorich

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My outfit Deats.

Romper- http://www.revolve.com/x-revolve-amelia-romper/dp/TULA-WR27/?d=F&sectionURL=Direct+Hit&srcType=dp_recs

Hat- http://janessaleone.com/products/zinnia-2

Shoes- Lucky brand flats from http://shop.nordstrom.com/?origin=tab-logo

I hope you enjoyed this blog post:)

Xoxo,

Kali