Last weekend we took a long weekend trip to Los Angeles to celebrate by 30th birthday. Neither of us have ever been to LA so it was fun to explore around and get some much needed sunshine. We spent one of our days there walking around Venice seeing the sights and if you’re planning on visiting in the near future, I’ve outlined some of the top spots we visited below.
One of my favorite parts on Venice was walking through the Venice Canals to see all the homes. There are so many fun and colorful homes throughout the canals. The area was surprisingly void of lots of people so it was a really peaceful and quiet area to walk through. It’s also a great place to snap a few Instagram pics as well.
Venice Beach Boardwalk and Sign
If you didn’t get a picture of the Venice sign did you even go there? This iconic sign is just a block or two away from the Venice Beach boardwalk which is full of all sorts of characters. The Boardwalk is great people watching, street performers and the typical boardwalk food vendors.
If you haven’t heard of Abbot-Kinney Boulevard it’s a long street in Venice that is filled with restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping. We ate brunch at Kreation Kafe a juice bar and restaurant with a hipster vibe and the decor to match. For dinner we ended up coming back to Abbot-Kinney and ate at The Butcher’s Daughter a trendy vegan spot just screaming to be Instagrammed. David was super hesitant about a vegan/vegetarian meal but his mind was quickly changed after trying their Market Pasta dish which came with a delicious mushroom sauce.
Now I just wish we had restaurants like these here in Seattle. Here’s to hoping!