Venice is a hip beach area which a diverse community, beautiful sunsets, and some great bars and smoothie places. One of the places I liked most in Venice is Dannys, a super casual restaurant serving delicious Californian cuisine. The decor is diner-style and looks like it hasn't changed since the 1950's. Every detail is perfectly places to accurately recreate atmosphere of the time: the architecture, the old photos, the paintings on the walls, and the period pieces, and all washed down with lots of rock and roll! They serve everything from breakfast to dinner and the portions are generous. Besides serving up good food, the atmosphere is really interesting at night when it fills up with clientele from all over the world. It's a great place for people-watching and making new friends.