Venice, California, is a district of the City of Los Angeles. It is best known for its canals and beaches, but it also has a somewhat bohemian residential area as well as a coloful boardwalk.
Venice's unique, somewhat exotic urban landscape has been depicted in many films, including Orson Welles's Touch of Evil, as well as TV shows, and commercials, where it can be seen virtually every day. Venice is also well known for Muscle Beach, where people come to lift weights and promenade.
Venice Beach and the boardwalk (properly Ocean Front Walk), with its street musicians, colorful drifters, and outspoken personalities, as well as restaurants and night clubs, is a great magnet for tourists, even from other parts of Los Angeles.