Stroll and shop on Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Less than a mile inland from the Pacific Ocean, Venice Beach has a different flavor. Abbot Kinney Blvd.,named for our town’s founder, is full of hip boutiques, amazing restaurants and bars, coffee shops, art galleries, and beautiful people.

Suggested Activities:

  • Attend a First Fridays and Food Truck event on Abbot Kinney
  • Shop or window shop on Abbot Kinney Blvd.
  • Dress up in your finest, and stroll Abbot Kinney Blvd.
  • Grab a slice of pizza at Abbot’s Pizza
  • Need a caffeine fix?  Go to, Tom’s, Blue Bottle 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!
  • A cold press juice at Kreation is a must!
  • 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 or Show Me Your Mumu
  • Food trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd  every first Friday

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 5 – 10 PM with all the local merchants joining together to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music.


Abbot Kinney Blvd.

3.  Save the date Sept. 29thfor the Abbot Kinney Festival!    

Event hosted by the Abbot Kinney Merchant Association.

The Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice, California, spans world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard, dubbed the coolest block in America by GQ Magazine. The mile-long street’s eclectic boutiques and artisan eateries infuse the festival with local Venice flavor. Occurring each year on the last Sunday in September, this highly anticipated summertime tradition is 35 years strong and features:

  • free festival admission
  • 350 quality vendors
  • top food trucks and booths
  • kids’ rides and games
  • 4 music stages, including KidsQuad stage
  • 3 beer gardens (wristband and ID required)

Abbot Kinney Blvd.

4.  Annual Abbot Kinney holiday stroll and snow day!

2020 Event date:  TBA.  Event hosted by the Abbot Kinney Merchant Association.




Abbot Kinney Blvd.

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.

Abbot Kinney

PARKING:  Street parking and public pay lots on the east side of the street.  

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