Samesun Venice Beach Activities
Samesun Venice has all the best Los Angeles activities right at its fingertips: surfing, skating, hiking and easy access to all the L.A. theme parks including Six Flags and Disneyland. Samesun Venice offers daily hostel activities to help you make the most of your Los Angeles visit while allowing you to see the best of the Venice Beach area. Our sunny, ocean front lounge room is the perfect haven to start your morning with our free breakfast, or have some pre-drinks with other travelers before our nightly events.
Check out this month’s event calendar for Venice Beach activities including hostel events (white), sports (blue), live music (red), and city events (green). In addition to the events listed here, we have more rotating daily activities, so there is always something on offer. Our Venice hostel activities are hosted by one of our fun and friendly staff members who are great at guiding you to these amazing places. The hostel activities are always a great way to meet other travelers, locals and staff.
New daily activity lists come out every week so check with front desk or take a look on our Facebook page for current activities.
Our top 3 daily hostel activities:
Make the most of California’s year round sunny weather by getting out in the sand, water, mountains and city streets. Here are our favorite Venice Beach activities for our backpacker groups:
SOLSTICE CANYON HIKE
Venice Beach’s easy access to the Pacific Coast Highway allows us to explore the Santa Monica and Malibu mountains. We’ve chosen to share our favorite hike, Solstice Canyon. This easy 1-2 hour walking trail leads into a shaded canyon buzzing with bird life and follows a cool riverbed to a little waterfall. Amongst the natural beauty and stunning views, there is also an abandoned mansion that was built into the hillside. This ranch was built in the 1950’s but burned down shortly after, leaving just the foundation remains and the ability to wonder at days gone past. The trip starts around midday with two buses along the coast to reach the trail head, with opportunity to pick up supplies along the way!
Click here for more information about the Solstice Canyon hike.
Grab a ball from the front desk and hit the sand with some new friends! This is one of the best ways to get to know your fellow backpackers as we team up for some fun in the sun. A friendly game of beach volleyball is always filled with lots of laughs. No skills required and everyone is always welcome to join in. After expending a little energy in the sun, head back to Danny’s for some well deserved refreshments (happy hour lasts until 9pm exclusively for Samesun guests!! Show server your room key when ordering).
SHOPPING SANTEE ALLEY
Come explore L.A.’s best outdoor shopping experience in the heart of the fashion district. Pick up a bargain and search out the best deal with designer clothes going for half the price than you’d find on Melrose. If you want to fit into the L.A. fashion scene or pick up something for one of our nightly events, come bargain hunting with us at Santee Alley. Or if you just want to browse the aisles and people watch then the only cost is the bus fare.
Our top nightly hostel activities:
Live it up in the sun by day, then join us for pre-drinks in the hostel lounge room before heading out to one of these awesome (always popular) nightly activities to get the best taste of high-life in L.A!
Karaoke – Thursday night
People come to L.A. to become famous and now is your 3:45 minutes of fame! Choose your favorite tune and power it out solo on stage or grab some friends and have a fun sing along. We don’t have to roll far for this fun night out as Danny’s Deli is conveniently located right underneath the hostel and offers happy hour prices until 9pm exclusively to Samesun guests (just show your room key when ordering!).
Join our activities host Kate and come cheer on your fellow backpackers! Cost is FREE!!
ClubHop LA Limo Tour – Friday night
Roll like the stars in a stretched Hummer limo cruising from Venice to Hollywood with ClupHop L.A. Start the night off with pre-drinks in the hostel lounge while watching the sunset over Venice and then get ready to party. Get free drinks in the limo and VIP access to 3 of Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs to get the true L.A. experience. Now roll out the red carpet!!