Hipmunk's most popular hotels in Venice
In the late 1800s, a developer named Abbot Kinney set out to turn the Del Rey peninsula into a bustling resort area in likeness of Venice, Italy. By the early 1900s, this fantasyland featured such attractions as a miniature railroad and manmade canals with gondolas. Since then Venice has continued to serve as a place of amusement, although the '60s changed the tone a bit. The Venice boardwalk is now lined with outrageous street performers, funky clothing shops blaring trance music, and a gigantic mural of Jim Morrison. Venice's Muscle Beach and seaside skateboard park are now urban legendary. The Abbot Kinney area of Venice is more subdued and upscale, with galleries, gastropubs and boutique shopping. The remaining canals and bridges are some of LA's most picturesque hidden gems.
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About Los Angeles
As seen on TV, Los Angeles is all Hollywood stars and their Rodeo Drive celebrity stylists—but in between close-ups, LA acts out at legendary Sunset Boulevard music venues and Culver City art galleries, redefines glamor at West Hollywood gay clubs and Venice Beach tattoo shops, gets culture at Downtown's symphony and Mid-Wilshire museums, and chows down on America's best street eats at food trucks and Santa Monica farmers market.
Read more about Los Angeles on Hipmunk's Los Angeles City Guide.
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