Venice is most known for the gorgeous warm sand and blue pacific waters, but locals know that the town has so much more to offer.
One of the secrets of Venice Beach that locals enjoy are “walk-streets.” Throughout Venice Beach there is an abundance of narrow passageways that showcase an array of architectural and landscaping talent. Take a day and enjoy these pedestrian pathways that follow through scenic residential bungalows, cottages, and colorful gardens.
Walk-streets include Marco Place, Amaroso Place and Nowita Place - west of Lincoln Boulevard and east of Shell Avenue. Many residents in these neighborhoods will be happy to greet you when traveling through their community with appreciation and respect.
You can spend most of the day exploring these walk-streets, but unlike hiking trails, when hunger steps in there are plenty of yummy places to catch a bite.
If you are craving some Mexican food, then check out Casablanca Restaurant. Casablanca is known for introducing a new type of Mexican food to Venice Beach. Their menu contains many of the traditional Mexican entrées but also includes lesser-known Mexican foods. Among their lesser-known specialties is Calamari steak. They also specialize in home-made tortillas. Don’t believe us? Well head into the restaurant and watch as they make them right in front of you then bring them piping hot to your table!
Not in the mood for Mexican? Then maybe Baby Blues BBQ is for you! It is full blown southern BBQ style cooking and there are not many things in the world that’s better than that! They have everything from Memphis-style rib to Mexican Tiger Prawns topped with New Orleans-style remoulade. You can also get some of the best home-style Mac and Cheese at Baby Blues. No need to worry about calories because you can continue to work it off when you get back outside on your walk!
The walk-streets start at Amoroso Pl. and Lincoln Ave. You can get there by transit from the Spring/1st stop in Downtown LA take the 733 Bus towards Santa Monica. Get off at Venice/Lincoln and walk about 5 minutes north along Lincoln Ave until you reach Amoroso Pl.
Or if you decide to come by car, drive in from the 10 Freeway West take the exit toward Lincoln Blvd/CA-1S. Merge onto Olympic Blvd. Then turn left onto Lincoln Blvd and drive for about 2 miles. Amoros Pl. will be on your right.