08/16/2011 10:22 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

The Great American Road Trip: Venice Beach

Hello from Venice Beach! We've packed everything we need for our stop in this slightly quirky, laid-back beach town: skateboard, 2-Pac, a pair of Vans, and in general, lots of neon. After we bum around the Boardwalk for a while (that includes a few pull-ups at Muscle Beach), we're off to Abbot Kinney to shop, followed by vintage hunting at the Venice flea market. We'll have a slice of margherita pizza at Gjelina, then a few sunset beers at Venice Ale House, and end the night with dancing at The Townhouse.

Click to see the items we packed, and stay tuned to see where we land next!

Clockwise from top:

1. WESC Banjo Headphones, $77;

2. Gryphon Vintage Baja, $390;

3. Lasonic iPod Boom Box, $159.75;

4. John Frieda Sheer Blonder Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, $10;

5. Sachajuan Ocean Mist, $28;

6. Element 'Da Beach Board', $170;

7. Aurelie Bidermann Paraty 18-Karat Gold-Plated Shell Bracelet, $1225;

8. Vans Primary Authentic sneakers, $42;

9. 2Pac California Love CD, $22.99;

10. Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication CD, $10.11;

11. Rescue Beauty Nail Polish in Purple Haze, $18;

12. Roxy Factory Rucksack Backpack, $68;

13. Shimmi Ali Ruched Bikini, $205;

14. Crap Eyewear Beach Party Sunglasses, $54;

Check out what one of our bloggers wore in Venice Beach.