Silicon Beach startups and a Google office. Multi-million-dollar canal-front homes. Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which GQ named ôthe coolest block in America,ö is a dining/shopping powerhouse that gets cooler every year. These are just a few reasons the Westside neighborhood of Venice is one of the most desirable areas in Los Angeles. The Venice Beach boardwalk, with its skateboarders and bodybuilders, is as lively as ever. Walk into daytime hotspots like Rose Cafe wearing board shorts after your morning beach stroll. New restaurants like Abbot Kinney Boulevard's Yours Truly and Felix bring in guests from all over Los Angeles for over-the-top dinners.