Less than 1 Mile Away!
Stay Comfortable at our Waterfront Hotel near Venice Beach
Just a short walk from Jamaica Bay Inn, Venice Beach is a sandy 3-mile beach that's famous for its people-watching, boardwalk, and spacious stretch of sand to bask in the California sunshine. During the summer season and on weekends, there is plenty of street entertainment at every junction along its Ocean Front Walk. Instrumental musicians, singers, jugglers, acrobats, mimes, comics, magicians, prophets, and fortune-tellers are some of the more conventional entertainers in the area!
See the Best of Venice Beach:
The Ocean Front Boardwalk
It’s simply one of the best places in LA for people watching. From its street artists who walk on glass or roller skate with electric guitars, Venice Beach is home to the most amazing street entertainers in the world! Also, don’t be surprised if you’re asked for a tip. These street artists are trying to make a living, too.
A Body-Building Paradise
The Venice Beach boardwalk is known for its hard-core bodybuilders. Home to amateur and professional bodybuilders, explore Muscle Beach and even Gold’s Gym, the place where Arnold Schwarzenegger was first discovered! Today, Muscle Beach is an open playground with a gated area that encloses weight lifting equipment, while the other area includes a sand box with gymnastic, rope climbing, and acrobatic bars.
The Famous Venice Canals
Slightly shorter than an international flight to Italy, stroll along our beautiful Venice canals that wind through a neighborhood of stunning homes. This area also features scenic bridges that are ideal for photos! Looking for a little history in LA? The Venice Canals are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and have appeared in many feature films.
Abbot Kinney Boulevard is a famous shopping area between Main Street and North Venice Boulevard. Home to décor shops, vintage clothing, and many surf stores, Abbot Kinney is simply one of the most eclectic areas in Los Angeles. Plus, visitors can now enjoy Abbot Kinney First Fridays, where you can support the small businesses at one of LA’s most popular art walks.