Like many of you, I have been self-quarantining for countless weeks to help keep myself and others safe. During this time where the Coronavirus has caused most of the world to come to a halt, many of us are reminiscing of the good ol' days.
One of my favorite places to hang out in the pre-travel ban era was Venice Beach in California. Between the dope vibes, great food, and amazing views, you can't go wrong! Whether you're reading this blog post for fun or you want to plan an upcoming trip when the madness is over, you're going to love this travel guide.
The Venice Canals are absolutely legendary. This gorgeous place was created back in 1905, drawing inspiration from the canals in Venice, Italy. It has since been featured in many movies and TV shows. You can either walk along the sidewalks and bridges or see it by water in your own boat or kayak!
Although the gym at Muscle Beach was closed for renovations the last time I was there, I had visited a while back and saw some bodybuilders doing insane handstands when the gym was open! It's a cool place to hang out and watch a show, or if you love fitness I highly recommend working out at the outdoor gym or using some of the surrounding equipment outside.
Muscle beach came to fame as a place where many famous bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno worked out. If you're looking to get a pump in at an outdoor gym, you won't find a better one than this in SoCal!
If you're a fellow Breaking Bad fan, you're going to love this spot on the boardwalk! Los Pollos Hermanos is available for Uber Eats or along the boardwalk (once social distancing measures are less strict again of course). This themed restaurant is such a brilliant idea! But if you're looking for a more traditional restaurant or bar, there is no shortage of options in the area.
Another cool thing I love about Venice is the Skatepark. It's so awesome watching people rip around, something that wasn't encouraged much in my hometown growing up. During the Coronavirus crisis, the skatepark has been filled with sand to help decrease the amount of people breaking stay at home orders going out to skate. It's gonna be a poppin' place when the travel bans are lifted!
Venice Beach is such a pretty place. The water is super blue, the weather is nearly perfect year round, and you can spot mountains in the horizon as you stroll the beach. The Venice Pier is also a great spot to hang out, relax and soak in the views. Every time I hang out on the beach here I have an unforgettable time.
Although you may struggle to find parking or end up paying a pretty penny during the peak of tourist season, it's worth it! Venice is full of really cool art and architecture. If you end up in the area, be sure to drive around and see some for yourself. Check out some of my favorites below: