There’s nothing quite like visiting LA in the summer. With so much to do, you’ll need essential travel tips that can help you get around. To help get you started, here are some of the best beaches around LA.
Venice is a local favorite beach spot and one of the most visited beaches in the Los Angeles area – and for good reason. Home of the original muscle beach, Venice beach is also known for the free-spirited, bohemian Boardwalk that is filled with street performers, public art murals, and funky shops. As you walk along the boardwalk, be sure to stop at all the vendors showcasing handmade arts and crafts. For more of a romantic walk, head over to the nearby Venice Canals, reminiscent of the canals in Venice, Italy. This beautiful area of the city will have you feeling like you’ve traveled all the way to Italy. The only thing that’s missing are the gondolas.
The most visited beach in the Los Angeles area is Santa Monica. Known for its popular pier, the Santa Monica beach also features a sandy area for you to lay out your beach towel and soak up the California sun. Consider renting a bike and riding down the bike trail that takes you all along the beach. Be sure to spend some time on the Pier that also is the home of Pacific Park, an oceanfront amusement park located right on the pier. The pier also features bars, restaurants, and during the summer months fun concert events!
Known for its beautiful blue water and soft sand, Malibu beach is another popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. If you find yourself here, be sure to head over to the Malibu pier, which has been around since 1938. Compared to other piers, the Malibu pier is rather short and makes it an intimate destination and a nice place to walk and spend time with friends. At the end of the pier you’ll find great places to eat as well shopping destinations where you can get clothes, fishing gear and perfect souvenirs to remember your time in Malibu.