From its world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Originally called “Venice of America,” Venice was founded in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as a beachfront resort town.

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Home to nearly 3,000 professional arts organizations and institutions, Los Angeles is a world-class arts capital that ranks first in the western U.S. in the volume for domestic as well as overseas cultural visitors, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. From March 18 to April 26, 2013, more than 40 of Los Angeles cultural attractions are participating in Discover the Arts: History, Culture, Science and More.