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Spending the Day in Venice Beach

Los Angeles is synonymous with summer ... living in the Hollywood Hills means sometimes you just need to add the beach to the equation. One of my favorite day trips is Venice Beach. It's got a flavor all its own and only 30 minutes away ...when there's no traffic (which is never) ... or 2 hours when the I10 is bumper to bumper. Nevertheless its always worth the trip. Here are a few of the sights I like to hit to get the very most out of my visit. Let me know your favorites in the comments below. First stop (after searching for parking) is a great latte or cup of coffee, I love Menotti's.  I was strolling around checking out the little beach shops one morning when I smelled the delicious aroma of coffee in the air. I followed my nose and ended up at Menotti's. It's a small, charming and they know how to make a great latte, complete with latte art. There are tables inside but when it's not too hot I love to grab one of the little cafe tables outside and watch the people go by while I sip ...trying to decide if I can handle...Read More