6HWbNHN-show-poster2x3-c7tgE2Y.png

Artbound

Start watching
MJ250sC-show-poster2x3-Bflky7i.png

Tending Nature

Start watching
Southland Sessions

Southland Sessions

Start watching
Earth Focus

Earth Focus

Start watching
5LQmQJY-show-poster2x3-MRWBpAK.jpg

Reporter Roundup

Start watching
City Rising

City Rising

Start watching
Lost LA

Lost LA

Start watching
Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Learn about the many ways to support KCET.
Support Icon
Contact our Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams.

Take A Ride On The New Venice Beach Zipline

Support Provided By
Rendering from Flightlinez
Rendering from Flightlinez

A 750-foot long zipline that reaches heights of 50 feet is scheduled to open next week at Venice Beach for a three-month test run.

The ride lasts about 40 seconds and extends from Windward Plaza to 17th Avenue, ending at a landing pad 30 feet above the ground. It provides a view that even Venice's most blissed-out denizens can't claim to have seen before.

There are various safety regulations in place for the zipline (joyriders must step on a scale before they're harnessed up), though there is no age limit. The ride costs $20 ($18 for transit pass holders), proceeds of which go towards neighborhood cleanup efforts.

The project was first proposed by former city councilmember Bill Rosendahl in May 2011, and was approved by the California Coastal Commission earlier this year. Opponents had voiced concerns about noise levels -- but we recommend heading out there this summer and adding your own voice to the clamor.

Check out other California ziplining locations here!
Explore Venice Beach with Departures here!

Support Provided By
Read More
Locals walk along the coast of Victoria Beach as the medieval looking tower stands over them.

Five Playful SoCal Beach Escapes

While most people hit the ocean to catch a wave, here are five SoCal beaches that offer more than just the typical surf and sand.
The landscape at Whitewater Preserve

Where to Explore the Coachella Valley Outdoors (Before It Gets Too Hot)

Whether you’re an off-roader, a two-legged trekker or even an earthquake tourist, here are five great outdoor destinations in the Coachella Valley — no festival pass needed.
Exterior of the Troubadour in West Hollywood.

12 Fascinating Bikeable Spots to Explore in WeHo’s Rainbow District

Whether you’ve got your own wheels or need to borrow some, here are some fascinating points of interest along the first mile of West Hollywood — from intriguing public art to a cornucopia of architectural styles, and even some rock and roll history.