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Venice was founded in 1900 by Abbot Kinney who wanted to model the area after Venice, Italy. He envisioned a city by the sea, complete with canals, gondolas, hotels, amusement park piers and Venetian-style buildings. For the most part, he succeeded, and Venice California has become unlike any other place in the country. This small beach community is located right next to Santa Monica, and only 15 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. The city of Venice is known worldwide for its boardwalk and colorful pier, oceanfront hiking path and street entertainers. The "canals" built in the town proved not very practical for getting around the city, and today they are home to an upscale neighborhood of beautifully remodeled homes. The tolerant lifestyle in Venice attracts many artists to the area and the city hosts the annual "Venice Art Walk" each year. This event gives visitors a chance to look inside the homes and studios of the city's artists. You will find small owner-operated restaurants and outdoor cafes in Venice, along with custom furniture, vintage clothing stores, and boutiques and art galleries. Lodging ranges from reasonably priced hotels to oceanfront inns and bed and breakfasts with fabulous views. This is a town where you can play on the beach, go surfing or swimming, rollerblade or hike the oceanfront path, explore the galleries and shops. Or, in Venice, you can do nothing at all but sit on the boardwalk and watch the parade of people pass by and you'll have a good time.

Surrounding areas: Marina Del Rey, California (1.2 mi), Venice Beach, California (1.2 mi), Santa Monica, California (2.2 mi), Playa Del Rey, California (2.9 mi), Brentwood, California (4.1 mi), Westwood, California (4.7 mi), Pacific Palisades, California (5.2 mi)

Venice Vacation Rentals

Venice Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Jamaica Bay Inn4175 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 823-5333
Holiday Inn Express737 Washington BlvdMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 821-4455
Marina Del Rey Marriott4100 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 301-3000
Marina International Hotel4200 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 301-2000
Oakwood Worldwide Marina Del Rey4111 S Via MarinaMarina Del Rey, CA (888) 268-9998
Ramada LTD3130 Washington BlvdMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 821-5086
The Mansion Inn327 Washington StMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 821-2557
The Ritz Carlton Hotel Marina Del Rey4375 Admiralty WayMarina Del Rey, CA (310) 823-1700
Marina Pacific Hotel & Suites1697 Pacific AveVenice, CA (310) 452-1111
The Inn At Venice Beach327 Washington BlvdVenice, CA (310) 821-2557
Courtyard By Marriott13480 Maxella AveMarina Del Rey, CA1.3 mi.(310) 822-8555
Ocean Park Inn2452 Lincoln BlvdSanta Monica, CA1.3 mi.(310) 392-3966
Tierra Del Ray4250 Glencoe AveMarina Del Ray, CA1.4 mi.(800) 773-1500
Marina Del Rey Hotel13534 Bali WayMarina Del Rey, CA1.4 mi.(310) 301-1000
Resthaven Motel815 Grant StSanta Monica, CA1.6 mi.(310) 452-3977
Super 8 Motel12664 West Washington BlvdCulver City, CA1.7 mi.(310) 306-8243
Four Points Sheraton530 W Pico BlvdSanta Monica, CA1.7 mi.(310) 399-9344
Suiteamerica At Chateau Marina4750 Lincoln BlvdMarina Del Rey, CA1.8 mi.(310) 827-3992
Doubletree Guest Suites Santa Monica1707 4th StSanta Monica, CA1.9 mi.(310) 395-3332
Le Merigot - A JW Marriott Beach Hotel & Spa1740 Ocean AveSanta Monica, CA1.9 mi.(900) 926-9524
Pacific Shore Hotel1819 Ocean AveSanta Monica, CA1.9 mi.(310) 451-8711
Shutters On The Beach1 Pico BlvdSanta Monica, CA1.9 mi.(310) 458-0030
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel1700 Ocean AveSanta Monica, CA2.0 mi.(310) 458-6700
Holiday Inn Santa Monica Beach Area120 Colorado BlvdSanta Monica, CA2.2 mi.(310) 451-0676
Inn At Playa Del Rey435 Culver BlvdPlaya Del Rey, CA2.3 mi.(310) 574-1920
Travelodge3102 Pico BlvdSanta Monica, CA2.3 mi.(800) 231-7679
The Georgian Hotel1415 Ocean AveSanta Monica, CA2.4 mi.(800) 538-8147
Econo Lodge11933 Washington BlvdLos Angeles, CA2.5 mi.(310) 398-1651
Best Western Gateway Hotel1920 Santa Monica BlvdSanta Monica, CA2.6 mi.(310) 829-9100
The Fairmont Miramar101 Wilshire BlvdSanta Monica, CA2.7 mi.(310) 576-7777
Radisson Huntley Hotel1111 Second StSanta Monica, CA2.8 mi.(310) 394-5454
Comfort Inn Santa Monica2815 Santa Monica BlvdSanta Monica, CA2.9 mi.(310) 828-5517
Deano's Motel3868 S Sepulveda BlvdCulver City, CA3.0 mi.(310) 390-3511
Holiday Inn Express3930 Sepulveda BlvdCulver City, CA3.0 mi.(310) 390-2189
Travelodge Culver City11180 Washington PlCulver City, CA3.0 mi.(310) 839-1111
Days Inn3007 Santa Monica BlvdSanta Monica, CA3.0 mi.(310) 829-6333
Stardust Motor Hotel3202 Wilshire BlvdSanta Monica, CA3.2 mi.(310) 828-4584
Best Western Royal Palace2528 S Sepulveda BlvdLos Angeles, CA3.3 mi.(310) 477-9066
Furama Hotel8601 Lincoln BlvdLos Angeles, CA3.5 mi.(310) 670-8111
Wilshire Motel12023 Wilshire BlvdLos Angeles, CA3.5 mi.(310) 478-3545

Venice Weather & Climate

Southern California along the Pacific Coast enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. As with most of the state of California, summers are dry due to a semi-permanent high pressure system that sits in the Pacific Ocean and holds storm tracks well to the north. Warm air moving over the cool ocean in summer creates fog that moves in during the evening and early morning hours but almost always dissipates by midday. The rainy season is November through early April, but this area receives only approximately 12 inches of precipitation per year. Some flash flooding can occur when large amounts of rain occur in winter over a period of one or two days, and in summertime, very dry conditions in the higher elevations means forest fires are always a threat.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 63°F 50°F 3.06 in. 57°F
February 63°F 51°F 3.29 in. 57°F
March 62°F 52°F 2.56 in. 58°F
April 63°F 53°F 0.53 in. 58°F
May 63°F 56°F 0.25 in. 60°F
June 65°F 59°F 0.04 in. 64°F
July 68°F 62°F 0.01 in. 66°F
August 70°F 63°F 0.13 in. 68°F
September 70°F 62°F 0.17 in. 66°F
October 69°F 59°F 0.36 in. 64°F
November 67°F 54°F 1.02 in. 61°F
December 64°F 50°F 1.85 in. 59°F

Venice Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located about 4 miles southeast of Venice in Los Angeles, California, the Van Nuys airport (VNY) located approximately 15 miles north of Venice in Los Angeles ( Van Nuys ), California, the Bob Hope airport (BUR) located roughly 15 miles northeast of Venice in Burbank, California, and finally the Long Beach airport (LGB) located around 21 miles southeast of Venice in Long Beach, California.

Venice Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA2.4 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA11.9 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA28.1 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA32.2 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA33.4 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA33.4 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA33.4 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA46.8 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA47.3 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA61.3 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA73.5 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA86.3 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA27.9 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA28.1 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA32.2 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA38.5 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA69.0 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA73.5 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA110.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Penmar Golf CourseVeniceCA 
Brentwood Country ClubBrentwoodCA3.8 mi.
Brentwood LakeBrentwoodCA3.9 mi.
Shadow Lakes Golf ClubBrentwoodCA3.9 mi.
Westchester Golf CourseLos AngelesCA4.0 mi.
Lakes at El SegundoEl SegundoCA6.5 mi.
Marriott Golf CourseManhattan BeachCA8.0 mi.
Griffith Park Golf CoursesLos AngelesCA8.1 mi.
Los Feliz Golf CourseLos AngelesCA8.1 mi.
Maggie Hathaway Par 3 Golf CourseLos AngelesCA8.1 mi.
Rancho Park Golf CourseLos AngelesCA8.1 mi.
Chester Washington Golf CourseLos AngelesCA10.1 mi.
Sepulveda Golf ComplexEncinoCA11.0 mi.
Studio City Golf CourseStudio CityCA11.0 mi.
Rancho Maria Golf ClubSanta MariaCA11.2 mi.
Sunset Ridge Golf CenterSanta MariaCA11.2 mi.
Woodley Lakes Golf CourseVan NuysCA12.9 mi.
Sea Aire Park Golf CourseTorranceCA13.0 mi.
Roosevelt Municipal Golf CourseLos AngelesCA13.2 mi.
Van Nuys Golf CourseVan NuysCA13.7 mi.
Palos Verdes Golf ClubPalos Verdes EstatesCA14.2 mi.
Rancho Del Rey Golf ClubAtwaterCA14.6 mi.
South Gate Municipal Golf CourseSouth GateCA14.8 mi.
Dominguez Golf & Practice CenterCarsonCA15.4 mi.
Compton Par 3 Golf CourseComptonCA16.2 mi.
Los Verdes Golf CourseRancho Palos VerdesCA17.0 mi.
De Bell Municipal Golf CourseBurbankCA17.3 mi.
Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis ClubGlendaleCA17.3 mi.
Harbor Park Golf CourseWilmingtonCA17.5 mi.
Mission Hills Golf CourseSepulvedaCA17.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA53.9 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA78.9 mi.
State Parks
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA2.4 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA2.4 mi. 
Will Rogers Beach State ParkCA4.1 mi. 
Will Rogers State ParkCA4.7 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA5.5 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA8.4 mi. 
Redondo Beach State ParkCA12.9 mi. 
Malibu Creek State ParkCA16.9 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA21.5 mi. 
Placerita Canyon State ParkCA26.0 mi. 
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA26.8 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA32.1 mi. 
Point Mugu State ParkCA32.1 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA37.9 mi. 
Angels AtticSanta MonicaCA2.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of FlyingSanta MonicaCA2.4 mi.(Technology)
California Heritage MuseumSanta MonicaCA2.4 mi.(History)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Art)
Korean American Museum of Art and Cultural CenterLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Art)
Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Art)
Museum of FredLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Art)
Western Museum of ScoutingLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.(Children's)
West Valley MuseumWoodland HillsCA14.5 mi.(History)
Norton SimonPasadenaCA21.2 mi.(Art)
Long Beach Museum of ArtLong BeachCA22.2 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA13.3 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA35.0 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA38.3 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA76.4 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA116.2 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA116.2 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA116.2 mi.

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