From its world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper's paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Originally called "Venice of America," Venice was founded in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as a beachfront resort town. Kinney's initial vision of creating a cultural mecca was set aside to accommodate the public, and Venice became the "Coney Island of the Pacific," complete with an amusement pier and a miniature steam railroad. Kinney also created a system of canals and imported gondolas and gondoliers from Venice, Italy. Today, Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles for visitors and locals alike. From its days as home to Beat Generation poets and artists, Venice continues to be an important Los Angeles cultural center. Whether you're looking for some fun in the sun, a unique shopping experience, or a sophisticated evening of art and music. The weather in Venice Beach is so amazing that we encourage all our guests to take full advantage of the outdoors while they are here. And one of the best ways to spend a day in the sun is with a boat excursion. If you're looking to get some exercise they have stand-up paddleboards and kayaks for rent. Or if you're looking to lounge around and take in all the sights. So if you're feeling adventurous hop on a wave runner and see what the shoreline looks like whizzing by at 30 mph.