Abbot Kinney Blvd. VisitVeniceCa July 27, 2015 Attractions, Neighborhood Hotspots, Nightlife, Relaxation, Shopping and Street Fashion, Things to See and Do 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: Shop on Abbot Kinney Blvd. First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Food trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd every first Friday Go for a stroll and window shop. Dine and drink at Salt Air, Sunny Spot, Hal’s, or Casa Linda! Grab a slice of pizza at Abbot’s Pizza Need a caffeine fix? Go To Abbot’s Habit, Tom’s, Blue Coffee or Intelligentsia Coffee! Keep you eye out for Venice murals by Jonas Never, Isabelle Alford Lago and more! Free self walking tour of the Venice Public Art on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Street art by Robin Murez Check out some art at G2 Gallery! Shop at the Abbot Kinney Marketplace. Every 2nd & 3rd Saturday of the month! 11a.m.-5 p.m. 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Get your hair done at Trim…Venice’s hottest hair salon! Get your brows and make up done at Kelley Baker Brows. Yes, you deserve the best! A cold press juice at Kreation is a must! Do a Pilates class at Pilates Plus. Ice cream and gelato at Salt N Straw Yummy donuts at Blue Star Get some classic So. Cal apparel at Aviator Nation, Topo Ranch or Stronghold. Fashionistas go to Principessa __ EVENTS ON ABBOT KINNEY BLVD: 1. First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Every first Friday of the month, Abbot Kinney Blvd transforms into a late-night hub of activity, with stores open late, a delicious array of food trucks and live music and entertainment filling the streets. The evening runs from 6 – 10 PM with all the local merchants joining together to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music. View photos! 2. Food trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Forty or so A-list trucks are invited to participate on the First Friday of every month. You’ll find an ongoing rotation of innovative, new cuisines along with your standard favorites. The trucks are carefully vetted and assigned to particular spaces along the street. Enjoy your meal in the Picnic Area on Palms Blvd. Fun for the entire family. Great date nights. Fun thing to do with friends! View map of food trucks here. 3. Save the date Sept. 24th for the Abbot Kinney Festival! View photos from their 2016 event! Event hosted by the Abbot Kinney Merchant Association. www.AbbotKinney.org 4. Annual Abbot Kinney holiday stroll and snow day! 2017 Event date: TBA. Event hosted by the Abbot Kinney Merchant Association. www.AbbotKinneyBlvd.com. View 2016 event pics by Venice Paparazzi. 5. The Brig’s Craw Fest. 2017 Event date: TBA. A down-and-dirty, good-times crawfish boil, the traditional way: 700lbs of crawfish, Andouille sausage, corn, potatoes, classic boil seasoning, and a pot. It’s all poured directly onto the table for all to share and enjoy. Make a mess, get your hands dirty, play a game of Cornhole and wash it all down with a cold Bud! View 2016 event pics by Venice Paparazzi. — History and modernity in a one-mile stretch In 1990, West Washington was renamed to Abbot Kinney, after the man who built the Venice Canals. Throughout the years it has been developed by the diligence of the merchants and the support from the growing community. Now Abbot Kinney is not only an up and coming attraction for tourists, but it also serves as a local gathering place for west side residents. With some of the finest restaurants, unique art galleries, prestigious wine shops and exciting nightlife, it is evolving from a historical destination, to a place that is writing a new history. www.AbbotKinneyBlvd.com PARKING: Street parking and public pay lots on the east side of the street. Click here for more info on parking in Venice!