Venice Beach: 2-Hour Art and History Tour
Los Angeles
Discover the vibrant art and rich history of Venice Beach on this 2-hour walking tour. Explore hidden gems, learn about the neighborhood's origins, and soak in the lively atmosphere of this iconic LA destination.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - The tour starts with a visit to the Venice Beach Boardwalk. This is the heart of Venice Beach. You’ll stop by the skate park and graffiti pit to take in the classic Venice Beach vibe. We’ll discuss the history of skateboarding and how Venice changed the world of sports.
  • Muscle Beach Venice - Made famous by body builders like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, this is the world’s most famous gym. See where the local muscle men and women work on their physique and tan at the same time.
  • Venice Canals Walkway - That’s right! Venice has canals just like Italy and they are stunning to see. You’ll take a walk through this historic section of Venice while learning about Abbot Kinney and the “Venice of America.” This is also where you can get some of the best pictures of your trip!
  • Abbot Kinney Boulevard - Called by GQ magazine “The Coolest Block in America” in 2012. This little section of Venice is the go-to spot for shopping and dining. Do a little window shopping as we discuss the trendy elements of Venice culture, but don’t miss the amazing historic signposts along the way!
What's Included
  • Passionate local LA guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Welcome to the iconic Venice Beach! A beloved locale for surf enthusiasts, skateboarders, celebrities, urban artists, and fitness buffs, Venice is one of LA’s most recognized areas.

This in-depth, 2-hour walking tour will guide you around Venice, unveiling some of its most celebrated and lesser-known features. As we traverse the area, you’ll unravel the storied past of Venice Beach and its creator, Abbot Kinney, aptly dubbed ‘Venice for America’. You’ll catch a glimpse of the preferred dining and shopping spots of local celebs before sauntering through their residential areas. A brief wander through the historic canals later, you’ll find yourself at the beach—the vibrant hub of skaters, surfers, and stunning street art. By the end of this tour, you’ll have gained an insider’s understanding of Venice!

Scooter Parking Zone
Pacific Avenue
Meet at the SOUTH EAST corner or Pacific and Windward. This is the corner with the small parking lot.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024