Step into one of L.A.’s most fascinating neighborhoods on this 3-hour walking tour covering the top sights, craziest characters and rich history of Venice Beach. Join a local expert on a stroll through this captivating coastal town, checking out famous landmarks like the Venice Canals, the oceanfront Boardwalk and Muscle Beach. You’ll also explore the stomping grounds of celebrity residents like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlie Chaplin and Jim Morrison and get a first-hand look at Venice history through a series of multimedia video clips.
Explore the rich history and colorful characters of Venice on a guided walking tour
Join an expert Venice local as you navigate a mix of the city's lesser-known and famous sights
See the Venice hangout spots of famous figures like Jack Kerouac, Marilyn Monroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more
Absorb Venice history by exploring its craftsmen bungalows, long-gone piers and century-old storefronts
Get a taste for the bustling street performers, rollerbladers and chaotic fun of the Boardwalk
Get a taste for the rich history, colorful characters and unique attractions of Venice during this 3-hour walking tour. Known today mostly for its street performers, beachfront skate park and tanned bodybuilders, this waterfront L.A. area hides a wonderfully quirky history that’s just begging to be explored.
Start your adventure in the morning in front of the now-shuttered Venice Post Office. It’s the perfect jumping-off point for your tour, allowing you the chance to wander the charming craftsman cottages and hundred-year-old palm trees that line the city’s historic district. Continue by wandering over to Venice’s famous beach, ground zero for a never-ending people show of body-builders, rollerbladers, street performers, musicians, tattoo artists and more along the iconic Venice Boardwalk. Ever wonder how Venice got its name? As it turns out, this Italian-inspired Los Angeles city actually does have canals. You’ll amble along the edge of these mini waterways, watching for bird life like blue herons, egrets and ducks.
As you continue your walk, learn about famous Venice celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Fonda, Mary Pickford and Jim Morrison, stopping by locations where they once hung out, worked out, wrote and walked. Movie and rock stars aren’t Venice’s only famous figures. You’ll also get to see the one-time hangout of legendary writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and relive the gory details of one of the notorious Manson Family murder sites.
To help add further context to your trip, your guide will periodically share video clips on an iPad to help add more richness to your trip. Immerse yourself in more than 111 years of history as you admire long-gone boutique storefronts, historic piers along with clips of the quirky characters that once roamed the Venice streets.