Spend the day at the beach with your loved one!   Admission is free! This is the thing that makes Venice the most special place on earth.  This three-mile beach is manicured daily and the lifeguards are on duty, so grab a towel and head down to the sand.  Surf, swim, body board and splash around in the Pacific Ocean. Go for a deep sand run or power walk in ankle deep water. Sunbathe & relax. Keep an eye out for dolphins. Volleyball courts also available.  You can rent surf, body and skim boards at  Maui and Sons and Jay’s Rentals. Or, grab a Frisbee or a ball for some catch.  Marvel at the planet’s largest ocean or meditate into your own universe, either way the beach has the perfect spot for everyone. www.visitveniceca.com

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Watch a Venice, California sunset!  Perfect for dates!  Admission is free.  View some of our favorite sunset photos and viewing locations here!

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Cruise the coast with your loved one! Ride the path all the way from Venice to Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Playa del Rey, Pacific Palisades or Palos Verdes!  The bike path that runs along the sand in Venice is 22 miles long and extends from Palos Verdes through Pacific Palisades, with a brief in-land detour. Its smooth concrete surface is great for bicycles, roller skates and skateboards alike.  However, pedestrians are not allowed, so, if you want to walk then you should do it on sand. There is no better way to take in the scenery of the area beaches than a casual ride up and down the coast. Check out Jay’s Rentals for bike rentals!  Ask Jay’s about their all day $15 bike rental.

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How about  a day of luxury beautification at Epithereal Skin Care.   About Epithereal  Skincare:  An integrated beauty experience!  Non-Surgical approach to skin care. Located in Marina del Rey, CA.  View their treatments here! www.epithereal.com  or call  310.439.1926.

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Cocktails and a 360 degree view of Los Angeles at High Rooftop Lounge!  There is a 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.  High Lounge is the best place to eat, drink, and be merry.  Their  menu offers locally-inspired fare and unpretentious, delicious mixed drinks to quench your thirst.   highvenice.com
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Read poetry with your loved one at  Beyond Baroque’s Poetry Walls on the Venice Beach Boadwalk  The words of Jim Morrison of the Doors, Manazar Gamboa, Philomene Long,  Exene Cervenka of the Punk Rock band X, actor Viggo Mortensen, and others are engraved in the concrete walls of the LAPD substation and three public restrooms exterior shower walls.
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Gift the gift of Venice!  Adopt-a-Bulb on the Venice Sign.    When Abbot Kinney officially introduced the world to Venice-of-America in 1905 he did it in style.  Across Windward Avenue at Pacific (then Trolley Way), 3-foot high letters glowed to electric life and spelled out the place to be on that 4th of July – in VENICE.  Historic Windward Avenue with its Italianate architecture and colonnade began life as the entrance to the wonderful amusement pier.  Today it remains our gateway to the remarkable scene known throughout the world as Venice Beach.   Click here for more info
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Go to the theater!  Check out Venice’s Pacific Resident Theatre, Electric Lodge, and Beyond Baroque! visitveniceca.com/2015/06/15/theater/
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Sweat it out with YAS FITNESS CENTERS!  GThe couple that trains together stays together!  About YAS Fitness Centers:  A hybrid fitness movement combining Yoga and indoor cycling, YAS is for people who value their health, fitness and time. A smart combination of cardio, strength training, stretching and alignment, YAS is a succinct and balanced solution to all your fitness needs. YAS offers immaculate and spacious studios, expert instructors, great music and precise routines. YAS is home to a great community of like-minded, people looking to take their fitness to the next level and inspiring us to be serious at making excellent fitness fun.  The very first fitness program dedicated to the combination of Yoga and Spinning®, YAS Fitness Studios were created and founded in 2001 by Kimberly Fowler.  go2yas.com/products/gift-cards,
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Enjoy a 20 Year Venice Tradition at James’ Beach.  About:  Cocktails and dining! Venice Landmark of new American comfort food.  Friendly bars serve generous drinks; beach brunch, classic patio, weekend scene, famous fish tacos!   www.JamesBeach.com
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Dudley Market.  Locals café and market by day, New American bistro by night. Serving and supporting our Venice community with heartwarming authentic cuisine.  Chef Wesley Barden is bringing a culturally rich background and skilled hand to the farm-fresh coastal cuisine that we love and appreciate so much.  In addition to their super rad menu they will have Valentine’s day specials that include Santa Barbara Sea Urchin, seared sables,  baby market lettuce and key lime tarts. www.TheDudleyMarket.com
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Canal Club: Sushi, wood grill and pacific rim cuisine. Nightly specials for food & drink. Extensive tequila & wine selection. Happy hour: Sun-Wed 5pm-10pm.& Thurs-Sat ‘til 7pm. Canal Club: Happy hour daily. Sun-Wed. 5-10 p.m. Thurs-Sun 5-7 p.m.  2025 Pacific Ave. | canalclubvenice.com | 310.823.3878

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Barlo Kitchen and Cocktails: (Located in Hotel Erwin). Barlo serves up menus of ever-rotating “barn to belly” dishes and drinks with a focus on simplicity and fresh farmer’s market ingredients in a comfortable setting. And all of Barlo’s beer is from Ca. breweries! That means low food miles! Way to be green, Barlo! Open 7am daily. Dinner menu ‘til 11pm.
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Hama Sushi: Venice’s original sushi since 1979.  Have some sushi and sake with your honey.  Dates that start with sushi and sake usually end well!  213 Windward Ave. (on the Windward Circle) | hamasushi.com | 310 396.8783

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Have a romantic stroll along Abbot Kinney Blvd!   Salt Air is a seafood-centric beach bistro located on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California.  saltairvenice.com . Click here for all fun things to do on Abbot Kinney Blvd.

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All signs lead to Sunny Spot:  (Washington and  Abbot Kinney Blvd)  Inventive, colorful  twists on some of your favorites, and an ever evolving menu, make this a foodie destination.  And, they have: $18 bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s M-F from 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.,  $5 brews, $6 wine and $8 cocktails during happy hour daily 4-7., And $3 PBR’s and ¢.50 wings  during the games. It is always sunny at Sunny Spot!  822 Washington Blvd.  Marina del Rey, CA 90292  sunnyspotvenice.com

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Dine with a marina view and sunset at  Tony P’s Dockside Grill!   Voted by local newspapers and T.V. Stations! Tony P’s Dockside and Grill has the best steak, seafood, outside dining, beer selection, bar food, blood Mary! Westside #1 Sports Tavern and Happy Hour. One of top three fish and chips, American BBQ and martinis! Weekend Breakfast with Bottomless Mimosas at Tony P’s! Great patio with Marina view! HOURS: Every Sat. & Sun. 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Monday – Thursday – 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday – 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.Happy Hour Mon-Thurs. 3-6 p.m. Fri.’til 7p.m. 4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA – 90292. www.TonyPs.com

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Stay cozy by the fire pit a t Marina Grill and Bar!  (a few blocks from Washington Square)
Experience the flavor of the Marina at Marina Grill and Bar! Open for breakfast, happy hour and dinner and features a full bar. The Marina Grill & Bar invites you to discover the freshest flavors in Marina del Rey, CA dining. Choose from an unmatched breakfast buffet, enjoy daily happy hour specials 4-7 p.m., and discover classic entrees with California flair. In addition to restaurant dining, Marina Grill & Bar offers evening room service and onsite catering for your event needs. Try their breakfast buffet for 14.95! View their menu at www.marinagrillandbar.com Marina Grill and Bar is located in the Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey! 4200 Admiralty Way. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | (310) 301-2000

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Click here for full  list of amazing restaurants to impress your date!  www.visitveniceca.com/local-business/restaurants

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Green Goddess Collective!  Pick up some of nature’s wonder at the finest collective in Venice.  They have a full line of indica, sativa and hybrids.  As well, the edible section is outstanding!  So, grab some chocolates from the GGC and chillax with your date in a state of bliss!  Green Goddess Collective. Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. daily. 1716 Main St. Venice, CA 90291.

 

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Have a Venice Beach date!  No trip to Venice is complete without visiting each of the listed attractions and unique neighborhoods that make up our city!  Check out www.VisitVeniceCA.com for all fun things to do in the Venice, California area!
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Get a room!  Enjoy a weekend or night at Venice Breeze Suites, Venice Beach Suites and Hotel,  Hotel Erwin, Cadillac Hotel or Hilton Garden Inn.   Check out this list of awesome hotels!  www.visitveniceca.com/local-business/accommodation
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