Is It Better To Stay In Venice Beach Or Santa Monica?

Are Venice and Santa Monica the same?

Santa Monica is the upper-crust, first cousin of Venice. It caters to the upscale tourist, but is still welcoming to the budget sort. There is plenty to do and see for free, but eating and shopping will cost you. It's within walking/biking distance to Venice Beach so you can easily drift between them.

Is Santa Monica or Manhattan Beach better?

Manhattan Beach has a bit more of a small town feel to it - feels a little bit less urban than Santa Monica. Its walkable, lots of shops and restaurants but no huge central mall like the 3rd St. Promenade and the pier is only a pier - no carnival etc.

Is it worth visiting Venice Beach?

The beach part of Venice Beach is definitely a worthwhile and unique place to visit on a weekend. A lot of people and street performers. What is not widely known is that hidden away a block or two inland are some interesting modern houses along the canals. Also inland is the retail district along Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Do any celebrities live in Venice Beach?

Well-known former and current residents of Venice include actresses Julia Roberts, Kate Beckinsale, and Anjelica Huston, actors Tom Conway, Nicolas Cage, Chaney Kley, Tim Meadows, Robert Hegyes and musicians Perry Farrell, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Joshua Kadison, John Lydon, Ozzy from Survivor, John Frusciante of

How far is Santa Monica from Venice?

The distance from Santa Monica to Venice Beach is approximately 3 miles. Can you walk from Venice Beach to Santa Monica Pier? Walking from Venice Beach to Santa Monica is possible – in fact, it's quite a nice walk on the boardwalk that will take about 45 minutes-1 hour.

Which is better Santa Monica vs Huntington Beach?

Santa Monica is a major residential area so traffic intensity is higher. Its a good place for night life, power building, bike rides, Venice Beach cafes, and the pier. Huntington Beach is a more relaxed beach area and more family friendly. Its easy to go on whale watching tours or take a day trip to Catalina.

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