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Venice Beach Boardwalk

Address: Los Angeles, CA (Venice / Beach Areas)
Phone Number: 888 LA-PARKS
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Ranked #95 of 400 Activities in Los Angeles
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Inline skating, Shopping, People-watching, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Historic Walking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Inline skating, Shopping, People-watching, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to skateboarders, you will see it all here.
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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

this is an understatement. Its a collection of weird and amazing people. We walked from Venice to Santa Monica and the view improved considerably as we walked. It was a fun experience.

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This walk is full of energy and interesting stuff to look at. Street shows cool shops interesting people feels safe through the day but haven't been at night so can't comment on that. Only stayed one day as was just passing through but will certainly have a longer visit next time.

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Nanuet, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The boardwalk is bustling and full of very interesting shops and things to look at. There were break-dancers putting on a lively and entertaining show right in the middle of the street, which I thoroughly enjoyed (probably more for the comedy than the dancing!) If the people/sights become overwhelming it is just a short walk to the actual beach, which... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Few places live up to what you see on TV, not the case here. The colorful people, performers and shops are just like everything Ive heard of. Entertaining and interesting, Venice Beach boardwalk is definately worth visiting if in the area.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Venice Beach is worth a look, if nothing else to say you have been there. A place which shows the variety of the human experience.

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Stuttgart
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22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Take the time to walk the entire Venice Beach Boardwalk to Santa Monica Pier. There is never a dull moment. Take the time to watch some of the entertainers, the skateboarders or look in one of the shops. Only downside is the large number of homeless or smell of something green in the air. I would however not suggest to... More 

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LANCASTER PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was hesitant bringing my 17 year old daughter here based on some of the past reviews. She absoulutety loved it. We saw some street performers that were very good, one group even performs at Lakers half time shows!. Reminds me of the Jersey shore somewhat without the rides. If you ignore the pot shops it makes for a fun... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've read some of the reviews and realize a lot of people really take this too seriously lol...it's Venice Beach for crying out loud, how can you take it serious! It has weird characters, quirky vendors and patrons, animals, homeless people, etc. It's a great place to take in the scenery, people watch and crack jokes about it all. Not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The boardwalk has lots of colourful shops and cafes - we had a great lunch at the Venice Ale House (ordered a coconut water which came in a real coconut, lovely surprise!) We stayed in Marina del Rey and walked through Venice to get to Santa Monica - it was a fairly long walk (around 4 miles) but we really... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was saying at a hotel close to venice beach. The boardwalk has some nice shops and eateries , along with many street vendors. It can has performers, tattoo artists, street artists vying for your attention and that can be fun. Although there are druggies and beggars too so need to a bit careful with your belonging. its a colorful... More 

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