The shamrock shuffle is an 8K run that has over 40,000 participants annually. The race is an absolute blast and is ran through the middle of downtown Chicago. It is held just before St. Patty's Day, so naturally all finishers get free beer.
An extremely popular hangout right at the Venice Pier that serves up the best cup of coffee on the west coast. With a vast variety of blends and overall friendliness, it's no surprise that The Cows End will consistently attract locals and tourists for generations to come
Laid-back surf shop, ideally located by the Venice Pier. VB carries everything you need for your trip to beach. They also rent bikes, surfboards, and wetsuits. Founder- David Boren, who is a master surfer with over 30 years of experience gives lessons as well