When we think of Los Angeles it’s often places like Venice Beach which spring to mind! Located on the Pacific Ocean to the west of Los Angeles city, the wide sweeping beach, boardwalks, bicycle paths, basketball courts and palm trees make Venice Beach self catering accommodation highly popular. The peaceful and picturesque canals provide a relaxing backdrop to many of the neighbourhood’s homes. A vibrant nightlife and an excellent assortment of restaurants will mean that holiday rentals in Venice Beach appeal to couples and friends, as well as to families looking for a great base close to Los Angeles.
The wonderful large beach and its many things to see and do are amongst the top attractions when staying in Venice Beach accommodation, but the picturesque canals and backstreets should not be missed either!
Venice Beach was developed in the early 1900’s by a tobacco millionaire who wanted to re-create the canals of Venice, Italy. Several miles of canals were built, and though many have since been filled over to make way for roads and more housing some do still exist and are well worth a visit! On Venice Beach itself you can do as much or as little as you please – cycling and jogging on the boardwalks, surfing the fun waves off shore, watching or participating in a basketball game, and watching people work out on Muscle Beach. Simply sitting and people-watching is a favourite pastime for locals and visitors alike!
Staying in self catering accommodation on Venice Beach you are never far away from countless other attractions. The rest of Los Angeles is close by and here you can visit such neighbourhoods as Hollywood (and tour Universal Studios), Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles. Well know for its shopping, entertainment, nightlife, and rich and famous people Los Angeles has loads to see and do.
The wonderful southern California weather makes Venice Beach holiday rentals perfect for a visit at any time of the year. Best described as Mediterranean, the climate in Venice Beach is hot and dry during the summer, and mild with some rainfall in the winter. Summer highs will be experienced in July, August and September when temperatures are around 28C (82 to 83F), whilst January is the coolest month with a pleasant high of 19C (67F).
Reaching your Venice Beach holiday home is easy! Many of the world’s major airlines offer flights to Los Angeles International Airport (commonly referred to by its airport code: LAX). From LAX it’s a short drive to Venice Beach, or your accommodation can be reached via a couple of different buses.