Venice Beach Music Fest, Venice, California (Nearby Hotels)
Venice Beach is world famous as a place to see and be seen, as well as a mecca for the eccentric, which means it’s one of the best destinations for experiencing Southern California beach life and doing some unforgettable people watching. The wide stretch of golden sand is backed by a walkway that’s always loaded with cyclists, skaters, walkers and joggers, and on its west side there are all sorts of performers, from jugglers and mimes to musicians, break dancers and glass walkers, along with hundreds of street vendors. For one day in August, in addition to all of that, you can attend the free Venice Beach Music Festival. This one one party that’s truly not-to-be-missed, it celebrates music, art, literature, and dance at the beach, featuring both top-tier local and international talent.