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Ranked by National Geographic as one of the top ten beach cities in the world, Santa Monica is adjacent to, but a separate city from, LA. It's a blend of Coney Island and Rodeo Drive, with vintage attractions, contemporary architecture, and home to the homeless and celebrities.
Dreaming of a warm sunshine-filled LA getaway? For boho-travellers searching for the quintessential SoCal vibe, there's no better place to stay than in Venice when visiting LA. Beat the rush and discover LA beyond Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios.
What's the heart of Venice Beach these days? The action has shifted to Rose Avenue, a few blocks over, where rents are cheaper, the stores more eclectic and you can breathe in the potential of a neighbourhood that is about to become the new "it." Get there before the others do.