Stroll down Abbott Kinney Blvd. in Venice if you’re looking for an adorable street lined with cute shops inside of old houses, organic eateries and an eclectic mix of interesting characters. I saw a store dedicated to selling lemonade, a handful of smoke shops, ate all-natural gelato at this eatery and saw some precious dog clothes and accessories at this house that was painted green.
The street itself is only a couple of blocks and makes for a great afternoon adventure. The clothing boutiques are expensive, but you can find a ton of knick knacks (bowls, mini-pumpkins, candles) that aren’t too expensive.
I dropped by this shop to smell their non-synthetic perfumes. For the most part, I did not like most of their products. They had a really strange “base” smell. And when I finally found one I sort of liked, it turned out to be more than $300. So, it’s an interesting place, but be prepared to shell out a ton of money if you buy anything.
Travel Tip: Aside from one coffee shop, this street really “starts” on Venice Blvd. You’ll want to go to where Abbot Kinney meets Venice to start your visit. You can make a nice day trip by walking down each side of the street so you don’t miss anything.