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Venice Beach Urban Hiking & Photography Tour – John Chandler Media

Venice Beach Urban Hiking & Photography Tour

Venice Canals - Venice Beach Urban Hiking Tour

Venice, California
The tour passes under the Venice sign which has hung on Windward Avenue since Venice’s first days in the early 1900s.

See the best of Venice Beach on this two-hour walking tour while learning digital photography basics.

This is a perfect activity for visitors to Venice who want an informative introduction to the area and culture while learning a new skill. To learn more or to book a tour, please download the Adventure Aide app to your phone. This new mobile platform enables you to browse and book tours on the go.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you will be able to search activities including the Venice Beach Urban Hiking & Photography Tour. If you like seeing places by foot, this is definitely the tour for you. The route is a three-mile loop that covers the Venetian canals, Abbot Kinney Blvd., and the world famous boardwalk area.

Adventure Aide is your all access pass to great beach and outdoor experiences up and down the coast including Beach Yoga in Venice, a Morning Sand Run, Surf Lessons, and more. Try something new this summer and bring a friend while you’re at it! 



The tour starts at the foot of the Venice Beach Pier at 1 Washington Blvd. Guests will have an opportunity to photograph Venice’s most iconic locations while learning about the history and culture that makes Venice one of Los Angeles’ most visited neighborhoods.

From Washington Blvd we will walk to the canal district before walking down Venice Blvd. on our way to Abbot Kinney Blvd. After checking out the stylish boutique shops and enticing food options, we’ll head back towards the beach and the boardwalk. That’s where we’ll see street vendors, street performers, Muscle Beach, the beach, the skateboarding park, and hopefully a beautiful sunset if Mother Nature cooperates.

Two hours allows for a casual pace and plenty of time to stop at interest points to take photos or talk history.

Venice Beach Skatepark - John Chandler Media
Learn how to take great sports photos at the Venice Beach Skatepark. (JCM Photo)


Your host will be John Dvorak of John Chandler Media.

John is a Venice resident who enjoys meeting new people and being outside. You can view some of his photos on Instagram or take a peek at some of the galleries posted on


The photography part os the tour is designed for those either looking to learn photography basics using a DSLR digital camera, a smartphone, or a GoPro camera. The guest is welcome to bring their own pieces of equipment but the tour guide can also bring extra cameras upon request.

Photography subjects will be catered towards the guests’ interests, but may include human portraits, travel scenes, landscapes, action/sports, architectural, macro, and smartphone editing.