Luxury holidays in Venice Beach
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When to go
Typical of the Sunshine State, temperatures are roasting in July and August. Visit in early spring or just before Christmas for balmy weather in the mid-teens, ideal for sightseeing.
PlanesMost international and local airlines (including British Airways; www.britishairways.com) operate direct flights to LAX, a 15-minute drive from Venice Beach’s bustling Boardwalk.
TrainsDowntown Santa Monica light rail station on Colorado Avenue is a few minutes’ walk from the famous Santa Monica Pier. Expo Line trams arrive here frequently from LA, Long Beach and Pasadena.
AutomobilesA car will be useful if you plan on exploring the surrounding area – hire a vintage Mustang (or something more quotidian) from a booth at the airport and follow Lincoln Boulevard north to Venice Beach.