A Few Fun Days in Venice Beach


Today’s post if the first of several posts about my California adventures. Venice Beach definitely stole my heart. It was a complete contrast to other places I stayed in LA and I was drawn to the colours, unique buildings and non-stop vibrancy. While in Venice Beach I stayed at The Kinney, which turned out to be a really great choice.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

The Sights to See

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

The skateboard park in Venice is right on the beach, surrounded by palm trees (which I heart so much) and it is huge!  It was packed every time that I went by…day and night.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

It is kind of a must to get a photo at the Venice sign!  Next time I want to get one at sunset.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

I already know I am a total goof,  so you don’t need to tell me, but I couldn’t resist. Muscle Beach is an iconic Venice landmark. I picked up some t-shirts from my dad and brother here, which they loved.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

The Venice Pier (at Washington Boulevard) is one of many piers you will see in LA. There were a lot of people surfing here, which was fun to watch because it isn’t something that I can see at home. I was here in October and the beach area (which is expansive) was completely deserted. I am told in the summer it is very busy.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

All along the beach there are lifeguard stands…which although they say to stay off, I decided it made a great photo opportunity.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

The Venice Canals are also another iconic must-see. There are endless options for walking or biking through this area and it makes a great way to spend an afternoon.

The Kinney Hotel

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

During my visit in Venice Beach I stayed at The Kinney. I can’t begin to explain how adorable and fun this hotel is. First of all the colour everywhere made me swoon. It was like they decorated it for me.  🙂 Even the bed on the pillow is freakin’ cute!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

Can we talk about how awesome these rooms are?  The telephone!! I wanted to pack it in my bag and take it home with me.  The bedside tables were a comic book print. Love!!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

My room was a Crash Pad Suite, which had a separate bedroom and a living room with a couch, table and chairs and small fridge. It was perfect for me.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

The Kinney has these fabulous red bikes with baskets that you can borrow. I rode them several times to the beach along the boardwalk and along Abbott Kinney Boulevard. From Venice Beach it is an easy bike ride to Marina del Rey or north to Santa Monica.  I found the perfect mural to take a photo in front of with the bike.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

When you stay at The Kinney, breakfast is included. Gotta love that!?!  There are waffles, eggs, bacon, and lots of other options. Best of all, the breakfast room has the most amazing colourful wall. You can’t help but be happy in there.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

After breakfast, you can use the room to play games or just bring your computer to work.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

The lobby is so stinking cute with two record players, with records that you can play. There is also this neon wanderlust sign that is a photo op just waiting to happen.  🙂

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

The quad is in the middle area of the hotel. There is a pool and a great area for sunbathing, and relaxing alone or with your group. There is a great bar, which I can see a lot of fun activities happening at. I bet this hotel is a blast for a girls weekend or bachelorette party.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

There are many cozy seating options and they are all cute and colourful…imagine that!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

If you are super competitive like me, you will want to play a game of ping pong ( or beer pong?).

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

In the evening they have a fire pit and cozy couches for lounging outside. It is the perfect way to end an evening.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

Even the do not disturb signs are unique! Love it! I really enjoyed The Kinney and hope to make it back there again one day.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

Places to Eat

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

Lemonade was on my list of places to check out while I was in California, and I am so glad I made it there. I will have to go back many times to try all the food that I wanted to try. Everything looked so good. There is one in Venice on Abbott Kinney Boulevard.

The Butcher’s Daughter is on Abbott Kinney Boulevard and is an adorable juice bar and cafe. I wish there was one close to me…I would be there all the time. It was on my list of places to visit in NYC but I never made it there.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

I remembered seeing Leah Bergman (aka Freut Cake) post about going to Sunny Spot on her blog a way back. I made a mental note that it looked like a place I would love. I forgot all about it until I saw it right across the street from my hotel. 🙂 I went there for lunch and loved it.  I didn’t have my camera with me, so I grabbed this image from Freut Cake’s blog post.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

Shopping!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

I walked and rode by bike down Abbott Kinney Boulevard a few times and popped into so many great shops. You could literally make a day of it. They buildings are all unique and colourful, which totally makes me swoon. The Piece Collective with the unique yellow triangle was my favourite.

Venice Beach Murals

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

You all know that I love murals and well…Venice is the mecca for murals. They are everywhere you look!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

All of these were within walking or bike ride distance from my hotel. I could probably write a whole separate post about the Venice Beach murals that I loved.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

Don’t forget to bring a camera to grab some great photos!

A super special shout-out to Jenny Megenney for these photos in Venice Beach!  I can’t wait to take more soon!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

Sunset

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her stay at The Kinney in Venice Beach. Along with details about the colourful hotel, she shares murals to check out, places to eat, and sights to see.

My favourite thing each day was always the sunset. Each day I was in California, I tried to get to a great location to capture some sunset photos. This one, which is in Santa Monica, is a favourite. You can ride your bike down the boardwalk to Santa Monica or take a quick Uber ($5) ride from Venice.

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flower border upside downThank you to the The Kinney Venice Beach for hosting me during my visit and allowing me to experience Venice Beach.  🙂

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  • kandja sylla

    I am so jealous! I can see you had a blast. That hotel is just fun and unique. I would love to have photo op there too lol! Great post Bella. xx

    http://www.prettyweirdbombshell.com/big-voluminous-pony-irresistible/

  • Bryn Doubledee

    Looks like such a great time! Venice Beach is definitely added to my travel bucket list!

    Bryn || The Wine Chronicles

  • Jenny Megenney

    I officially follow your posts now! This was such a fun session with you. You are a gem Bella!

  • Berniedette PetiteAndToned

    I am in love with your VSX outfit and the romper, Bella! I seriously need to visit Venice Beach!

  • I LOVE Cali (I’m actually heading back to L.A. next week). Isn’t Venice Beach great? I adore The Kinney. It’s such a cute and colorful hotel.

  • All of the photos here are catalog-worthy. They seems so candid and really depicts the fun state you had. The place looks really refreshing.

  • Oh my goodness what an amazing looking place to visit – I love all the colours, beautiful photographs. x

  • Why are you so perfect!!!! These photos are SO much fun.

  • Alli Smith

    I cannot get over how colorful and beautiful the hotel is and all of your photos are stunning. Your outfits are awesome and I LOVE the mustard colored top with the poms. The photographer did an amazing job capturing all of the fun you had on your adventure.

  • I want super fun photos like this when I go tomorrow!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    Love all the colorful pictures! They look like you’re having so much fun! I love this post!

    One Awesome Momma

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Omg I’m speechless!!! You visited some of the most incredible places! The walls in that hotel?!?! I can’t even handle it! This is like a magazine re-cap!!

  • Sarah Jean

    Never been to Venice Beach but you look like you had a blast! 🙂

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    WOW so many cool opportunities to take photos there! I’ve never been but should visit – my friend lives in Redando Beach

  • Kathleen Brown

    Venice Beach looks like so much fun and I love your pictures. Really captures all the city has to offer and makes me want to be there.

  • Tania Potter

    Wow! This looks amazing. The Kinney is such a stunning hotel, I have never seen such a glorious kaleidoscope of colours in a room before and your hair looks fabulous plaited by the way.

  • Nickida Stephens

    Everything is so bright and colorful. I would love to visit some day. The canals looks like a lovely place to visit. So many scenes from movies and television. You have lovely photos

  • Love, love, love these bright and happy photos! You’ve obviously had a great time based on these amazing pics. Thanks for sharing!

    XO

    Lee Anne

    http://www.lifebylee.com

  • Love the beach shots, especially the pier shot and that sunset one at the end. The Venice sign is a classic shot and I’m glad you did a flexing one, too! lol So cute. 🙂
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

  • Pam W

    I haven’t been to Cali in ages and these photos are making me miss it. I want to stay at The Kinney now!

  • Jolina

    How adorable is The Kinney? I agree, the room looks like it was customized just for you 🙂 And what about those red bikes?? So cute. Your post really makes me want to go to Venice Beach now!

  • Looks and sounds like the perfect vacation. I love your photos. I would really love to visit there myself one day.

  • Oh Bella, I love everything about this post! Venice Beach is amazing! Your pics are stunning…I got to go a few months ago and each pic brought back super fun memories! What a fun trip!

  • Seriously, could you be any cuter? I’m so jealous! lol

  • This post is SO SO SO cute. I love all of your pics. That hotel looks amazing. The red bike picture is my favorite.

    Sara
    http://www.thelegallybrunette.com

  • Bill S

    This is a cute outfit for visiting Venice Beach!! This looks like a great place to go to relax!

  • Ashley

    Gorgeous photos and so many cute outfits! Your little getaway looked like it was SO much fun!

  • Get photos. You really seemed to capture the essence of Venice beach. It looks like a great place to hang out.

  • Wow, you sure had a lot of fun at Venice beach. I’ve been to a few in California, but I can’t remember if Venice beach was one of them. Love your photos!

  • Brooke Paige

    Oh my goodness I love it!!! Every single one of your pictures were so colorful and fun 🙂 makes me want to go there!!!

  • That hotel is just adorable! I’ve never been to Venice Beach before but it’s on my list.

  • OMG, your photos are absolutely breathtaking, seriously. It looks like you’ve had a wonderful time! I’ve not visited Venice Beach before, but I would LOVE to go someday. Those murals are so much fun!! Thanks for sharing <3

  • Vincent Carabeo

    Absolutely love your photos in this set! Seriously, your blog and instagram are amazing. Maybe we’ll cross paths sometime!

  • rika agustini

    Love these photos! You look amazing, always! I always bring my kids to LA about once a month.

  • Carrie Chady Rundhaug

    I love all your photos! You are right the lifeguard stand made the perfect picture. The hotel looks like so much fun! I am glad you enjoyed your trip!

  • These photos really capture the essence of Venice Beach. Such a fun and funky place. Love it!

  • TravelingWellForLess

    Love Venice Beach, so fun and funky. Enjoyed your youthful insight and photos. Will have the check out the Kinney Hotel next time we’re in Venice.

  • Venice Beach stole my heart too! Can’t wait to visit this place again! <3

  • Such a beautiful photos, place is just so stunning xoxo

    http://www.theninebyivana.blogspot.com

  • Mike C

    Venice Beach is iconic, and what wonderfully, colourful photographs.

  • So colourful and picturesque! I’m jealous because all we got here in Wales is rain. Oh, what would I give for a hot summer day at the sea with that sunset!

  • Ashleigh

    So fun! As a SoCal native, I always loved going to Venice Beach when I was younger. Your photos make LA look so nice ha and colorful! I would love to stay at the Kinney, I had never heard of it but it looks great! Thank you for sharing your fun adventure in Venice!

  • Venice is absolutely one of my favourite places in the whole world! It’s the atmosphere, relaxed feeling, ocean, food… I just love it! So beautiful pictures!

  • Lori Who Needs A Cape?

    There’s nothing like a trip to California! Visiting all the iconic destinations is something that will stick with you forever.

  • NooDz TJ

    I would love to go to California. Your picture look amazing I love how vivid everything is.

  • WOW! It’s difficult not to have fun in such an amazing place. I love the hotel, everything is just adorable, not to mention the room looks really comfy too!

  • Rashmi & Chalukya

    Wow such a beautiful place. I would love hop onto one of those red bikes and explore the amazing city and the colorful murals

  • The photos are so bright and colorful – they make me happy. Much needed today on a stressful election day! xo

  • I’m dying over these photos and that hotel! You always take the best photos, they radiate happiness and positivity!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  • I have always wanted to visit California. Such a pretty place. Great photos.

  • Angelle Marix

    These pictures are gorgeous!! You are a beauty and so talented!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  • Chrishelle Ebner

    I am ready to visit Venice Beach for a few days. I definitely need to book a stay at the Kinney hotel. It looks fabulous.

  • Cătălina-Iuliana Nini

    Your photos radiate pure joy !! I visited Vencie Beach three years ago on a short break but I loved how colorful and young the place was.

  • Ana Ojha

    Wow! Looks like such a fun trip! I’ll be visiting California next year and can’t wait to explore Venice Beach. I loved the decor of The Kinney hotel. Also, loved all your outfits and you’ve nailed it!

  • You always have such cute and colourful photos! It looks like traveling with you is a blast! I love all the shots you got inside the hotel. It looks like a super fun place to stay!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

  • This makes me miss LA so much. You managed to make Venice Beach so neat and colorful!! All the best parts 🙂

  • Amanda Love

    Venice beach is awesome! Aside from that, I am also loving your outfits while you were there!

  • FabZlist

    gorgeous pictures and you look fab!! love the colors and the captures! love the suite!!

  • looks amazing! I have not been to that area yet, but we are moving to LA next year, so I will absolutely visit the places you mentioned. Blessings!

  • Wow, you must have had a tone of fun out there. Venice Beach looks like everything is possible or should I say, paradise on Earth.

  • Venice beach sounds and looks absolutely amazing. Loving the murals and the hotel too, everything about it is perfect. I am in Venice, Italy right now and you still made me jealous as it’s colder here right now

  • Ella Ivoire

    Wow it all sounds so fun! I really want to go there now! And your pictures… damn girl!! 👏👏

  • Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu

    Se manifique photo journal. You have a gorgeous smile, never loose it. so free & fun. I would love to visit venice beach especially after see these photos