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Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

487 local Airbnb hosts recommend

great food, but make sure to get a reservation

245 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local popular restaurant, easy walk from the Bungalow.

199 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stepping into The Bungalow at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel is like stepping into the coolest California house party you’ve ever seen. From the cozy décor to the ping pong tables and readily availab... read more

141 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Little dive bar with saw dust on the floor, but the best burgers in town! Cash only!!

401 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This trendy boulevard, named for the city’s founder, is full of hip boutiques, amazing restaurants and bars, coffee shops, art galleries, and beautiful people. Suggested Activities: First Fridays o... read more

912 local Airbnb hosts recommend

On Ocean Avenue and the Santa Monica Pier, you’ll find shops and restaurants all set against the ocean. While on the Pier and Oceanfront Walk, you’ll find go-to spots for souvenirs and beach essent... read more

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

That welcoming vibe, value and quality has made James’ Beach a favorite Venice neighborhood restaurant. Visitors come to Venice to be part of the artistic, eclectic scene and there is no better pla... read more


Hotel Erwin

Everything Else
$$$· 1697 Pacific Ave·Map·Website·

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Visit High Rooftop Lounge! Full bar atop Hotel Erwin overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Venice! High is the premiere Venice Beach open-air rooftop lounge, where the nightly sunset is the main event.... read more

702 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The world-famous alfresco Third Street Promenade shopping experience includes national stores, name brand clothing, and boutiques, all in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. All while basking in br... read more


The Brig

Drinks & NightlifeMusic Venue
$$· 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Trendy local bar on Abbot Kinney.

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dine and drink at Hama Sushi! Located on the former Grand Canal in historic Venice Beach, California Hama was founded in 1979 and was one of the first authentic Japanese sushi restaurants in the U... read more

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The long, wide expanse of Santa Monica Beach is distinguished from other Southern California shorelines by the sheer extent of activities one can enjoy. Both sand and ocean are clean and beautifu... read more


Canal Club

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2025 Pacific Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For 18 years, Canal Club has been a popular restaurant for locals and visitors seeking innovative raw bar offerings, sushi and wood grilled dishes inspired by Asian and Latino cuisines. Dishes crea... read more

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bergamot Station is Southern California's largest art gallery complex and cultural center, located on eight acres in the heart of Santa Monica featuring contemporary art galleries, The Santa Monica... read more

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Penthouse, the rooftop restaurant at the Huntley hotel, is worth the visit, too. From here, 18 stories above the street, you can take in 360-degree views of Santa Monica. For something on the l... read more

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For a unique Santa Monica nightlife experience, check out the Basement Tavern, literally a basement, located at the bottom of an 1800's-era mansion, the Victorian on Main Street. It has the feelin... read more

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For sunset dining right on the Santa Monica Pier, there’s The Lobster, which has no shortage of lobster entrees, including steamed, grilled and poached lobster, as well as lobster-infused dishes, l... read more

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Marina del Rey’s the Marina is the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor with 19 marinas. It has the capacity for 5,300 boats and is home port to approximately 6,500 boats. The marina house... read more

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Iconic Muscle Beach

203 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gorgeous houses on the beautiful canals. Abbot Kinney first came to Venice and built these canals. Take a stroll along the canals and experience what makes Venice such a unique and beautiful place ... read more

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

fun place to go dancing!


BOA Steakhouse

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 101 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another celebrity favorite, BOA Steakhouse, is popular with both locals and tourists. While BOA is known for its steaks and oysters, the table-side Classic Caesar salad presentation always is a cro... read more



Drinks & NightlifeRestaurants
$$$· 2454 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Spanning 15.8 square miles from Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue to Grand Avenue in Downtown LA, Wilshire Boulevard offers a unique mix of boutiques and stores along with many renowned restaurants.


Back on the Beach Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 445 Pacific Coast Highway·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

With terrific beach grub, tables located so you can put feet in the sand, and room for play, Back on the Beach at Annenberg Community Beach House is an ideal spot to take the kids.

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The southern end of Venice is home to the 1,300 foot Venice Pier. and an upscale area known to locals as Washington Square. The crowds are good looking and the party is steady. Great restaurants, ... read more

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is located at beach level under the historic Carousel. Featuring hands-on presentations and interactive exhibits, the Aquarium is a part of Santa Monica’s own “Heal t... read more

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Popular Italian restaurant on Main Street.

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The iconic Venice sign is located here.


The Buffalo Club

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$$· 1520 Olympic Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dine al fresco at The Buffalo Club, where you can enjoy a meal in their Garden Courtyard - a beautiful candle-lit courtyard with night blooming jasmine, red trumpet vines and English Privet hedges.

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It’s evident that Santa Monica is a city for live music when you step into The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen. The house band, The Old Fashioned, takes the stage every Friday night, and on Monday throug... read more