Moving to Venice, CA

Want to get moving to a cultural, dining, shopping, and surfing hot spot? Venice has everything you want! Julia Roberts, Kate Beckinsale, Nicholas Cage, Tim Meadows, Fiona Apple, and tons of other celebrities know that Venice is the place to be. So what are you waiting for? Get moving to Venice, pronto! Here are some of the best things about Venice:

Venice Boardwalk

Venice has international fame thanks to the Venice Boardwalk. In the 1950s and 60s, the Beat generation claimed the space as their hangout, and Venice still has that influence today. The two-and-a-half mile stretch of pedestrian-friendly beach boardwalk is full of Venice performers, artists, vendors, and even fortune-tellers! It’s wacky, creative, colorful, uniquely Venice fun. You can also watch the body-builders show off at Muscle Beach. Or maybe you’ll even see LMFAO doing their next music video shoot!

Venice Boardwalk (Photo by caccamo)

Venice Canals

If you’re looking to relax and soak in some beautiful scenery, head over to the Venice Canals (yes, in California, not Italy). These man-made canals are as stunning as the architecture of the homes around them. Venice is truly home to some serious creativity. There’s even a holiday boat parade! Get moving and take a walk!

Venice Canals (Photo by DrBjorn)

Venice Surfing and Beach Fun

Venice is a prime location for surfing, especially the Venice Breakwater, located north of the Venice Pier and Lifeguard Headquarters, and south of the Santa Monica Pier. Whether you want to hit the waves yourself or just watch the pros go at it, Venice beaches are where to go. Get moving, grab your sandals, and learn how to make a few sandcastles in your new hometown.

Venice Beaches (Photo by j_arred)

Venice Farmers’ Market

Who doesn’t love a farmers’ market? The Venice Farmer’s Market is one of the best places to spend a Friday morning. It’s local, friendly, and just delicious. The mushrooms are highly recommended. Mmmmm.

Venice Farmers’ Market (Photo by ianmalcm)

Want to move to Venice? Have you or do you live in Venice? What’s your favorite part of the Venice neighborhood? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the Comments section!