Stay, Meet, Play in Venice Beach
Known for its beaches, canals, and circus-like boardwalk, Venice Beach is nothing short of a good time. The Kinney places you within easy walking (or cruising) distance of all of the action that Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina del Rey have to offer. Whether you are in town for wedding festivities, a birthday bash, or just a weekend away with your squad, Venice Beach offers an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
Located less than a mile from the hotel, guests can walk the eclectic 2.5 mile promenade also known as the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Filled with skaters, surfers, artists, musicians, mimes, fortune tellers, and other assorted street entertainers, the Venice Beach Boardwalk is definitely an Instagram-able moment you don't want to miss! #peoplewatchingfordays
Test your strength and impress the ladies two blocks north of Venice Boulevard at Muscle Beach. Known to be the most famous outdoor gym in the world, Muscle Beach is home to local bodybuilders and tourists alike. Although a new wave of physical fitness buffs show up often, some of the original "old timers" of the golden era in the 1940's and 1950's will still stop by from time to time.
Venice Beach Canals
Designed to mirror the famed canals of Venice, Italy, the picturesque Venice Canal Historic District is a must-see attraction when staying at The Kinney. Featured in romantic comedies like "Valentine's Day", "Because I Said So", and many others, this LA filming hot spot offers a colorful, yet tranquil setting ideal for date night or a post-brunch stroll with the girls.
Santa Monica Pier
Stroll or cruise the length of the Boardwalk and land at the Santa Monica Pier. With a roller coaster, carousel, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, shops, a video arcade, a trapeze school, various pubs, and plenty of restaurants, there is not shortage of entertainment. During the summer months the pier holds weekly outdoor concerts, movies, and other family friendly activities, many that are free to the public.