7 Venice Spots Jim Morrison Fans Must Visit

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In 1965, on a beach in West Los Angeles, a young Jim Morrison sat with film school classmate Ray Manzarek and dreamed of starting a band. This meeting spawned The Doors, and fans from across the globe to flock to L.A. in search of the group’s legacy. Discover seven of the must-visit locations Morrison loved in Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey.


Manzarek and his girlfriend Dorothy invited Morrison to stay with them at their first apartment in Venice. Morrison slept in the master bedroom while the couple chose the living room, which was closer to the space heater. It was inside this tiny nook that they cooked meals together and planned the beginnings of what would become The Doors. The apartment still exists on the same street. Many people come to visit this place and remember the humble beginnings of this now world-famous rock group.

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