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Venice Beach Boardwalk

Los Angeles, CA (Venice / Beach Areas)
888 LA-PARKS
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Ranked #77 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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260 reviews 260 reviews
103 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

So much to do - I would recommend a good 2 hours in the area taking in all the sites and activities. TIP: If you don't want to pay the high price for parking, park in Dock 52 (free) in Marina Del Rey, walk down to Fisherman's Village and rent a pedal cycle ($7 hr) and ride over to Venice... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

And with that title I would have to give the nod to TJ. Went on a Saturday afternoon and walk the length of the boardwalk freak show. My wife and I's consensus was "don't want our kids around here!" And our kids are 21-29. From the homeless, to the pot smokers and "carny" types this place literally stinks. The weather... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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106 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been here a few time but wanted to take my wife and little boy to see the famous boardwalk. We took the bus from our Airport hotel and the bus ride was inexpensive and interesting. We arrived a bit late in the afternoon and settled in for a great meal at one of the any cafe's and then walked... More 

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Tennessee
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66 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Prior to our California trip, we watched shows, read books, and listened to advice of the places we absolutely shouldn't miss seeing. So on day 1, we headed to the Venice Beach Boardwalk. WOW. Eye opening is an understatement. We had a bad/scary adventure with parking but that's probably our fault for not researching ahead of time and obviously having... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The hawkers (well most) have finally gone - unfortunately they're harassing people at the Chinese Theatre. The boardwalk has the same old stuff, cheap touristy bric a brac, so so restaurants and interesting entertainment along the beach. The best thing to do on Venice Boardwalk is to hire bikes and ride from Venice to Santa Monica Beach (and/or beyond to... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I come to Venice since 40 years and it was never so dirty and full with apparently happy homeless people. They might have found the plant to make all horror disappear, otherwise it is incomprehensive why they stay in droves. If you want to see the sea go to Santa Monica instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place no doubt has been the background of a whole lot of movies and yes walking through here gives you the vibe. The place has lot to offer and there is so much to see and experience from the street arts to the shops and various activities going around it definitely has something to look forward too.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I would certainly not want to take children here. It felt very dirty no maybe where you are on the broadwalk. I was depressed when leaving just to know so many people are in dire straights even if it is by choice or illness. Knew things were a little different when there were police ever few steps along the broadwalk.

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Leeds
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101 reviews 101 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Ok so it's a bit old gat to visit and Sheryl crow sang about it but it's still a cool place . Take in the sun , sea and beautiful people . Chicken in a basket served on a red and white napkin . Drink a cool beer and lay back . But watch out for skaters and skateboarders !

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What a great walk from Santa Monica pier down to Venice,great selection of shops and restaurants,soooo many weird and wonderful people,it's a must do when in L.A.Loved the street entertainment and the pop up stalls selling lots of different souvenirs.Put it on your list of must dos.

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