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Venice Beach Boardwalk

Los Angeles, CA (Venice / Beach Areas)
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Ranked #93 of 391 attractions in Los Angeles
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Beaches, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: Inline skating, Shopping, People-watching, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Check out these videos of different characters on the boardwalk, they totally capture the spirit of the place Venice the Menace: Boardwalkin'  The... more »
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

No trip to Southern California is complete for us without a visit to Venice Beach. We never buy anything, but just the walk from one end to the other is enough to mellow us out and put us on an even keel. No worries, mahn! People watching of course is the biggest attraction for us; you never know the interesting... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was cool to see but I was surprised how dirty it was. I guess I just always thought it was going to be a little nicer. But we still had a good time walking around.

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We walked from Santa Monica beach to Venice Beach and Boardwalk - was fantastic. The boardwalk is lined with market like stalls and fun souvenir stores. Some cute restaurants along the boardwalk as well and of course the beach and part of the famous Muscle Beach. I think Venice Beach is a must see when staying in LA, such a... More

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Mount Washington, Kentucky, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went here our first day in LA. You had to pay $15 to park at the beach. We just bit the bullet rather than try to find street parking because it was busy. It was an interesting experience. they do have a bike path on the beach itself; if you are walking people get upset with you taking up... More

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137 reviews 137 reviews
26 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

After spending a few hours at Santa Monica Beach, my daughter wanted to check out Venice Beach which was about 4 miles south of Santa Monica. So, we drove down and parked at one of the lots a block from the beach and walked in. I have to say that Venice Beach is the exact opposite of Santa Monica Beach.... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have always wanted to take my boys to Venice Beach. Finally had the time and they LOVED IT! they couldn't believe that there were so many sunglasses and t-shirts in one place.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had parked the car in Venice Beach and walked to Santa Monica along the beach, so we walked back along the Venice Beach Boardwalk. How do you sum up Venice Beach? I guess my heading says it all. There are pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, rollerskaters, beautiful people, bizarre people, and so-called musicians flogging dodgy CDs. There are places to eat,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great place to visit the boardwalk is amusing and fun loved it great to sit and watch people loved the outdoors

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Spokane, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just came back from Venice Beach and it was a very enjoyable time with family and friend. We saw several street performers. Then had lunch at Big Daddy's Pizza. We used the public transportation to get us back to Santa Monica.

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San Diego, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A stroll along the VB Boardwalk will definitely bring you into contact with a wide variety of humanity from the muscle beach types to the skateboarders to the rasta and hipsters to the homeless who live along the boardwalk. Likely to see the iconic rasta dude on roller skates with an electric guitar and pig amp on his belt. It... More

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