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Venice Beach Boardwalk

Los Angeles, CA (Venice / Beach Areas)
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Ranked #94 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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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had a great time in Venice. This was our first visit to L.A. and we absolutly loved venice beach. It was fun to watch the weird people on the boardwalk. What a freak show! we'll come again. (from Europe)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Venice Beach - what can I say. The Boardwalk is home to the lost & the bewildered. The air is sweet with the smell of Weed which is freely available to all at a small price. 10 mins after I arrive myself & my daughters had the pleasure of seeing the seedy side of the USA. Men & Women walking... More

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Was visiting for 4 days, and each day was full of a variety of activities. On this day, my adult daughter and I went to the beach. We spent a couple hours just soaking up the sun before we walked the boardwalk. There was a live band, a bikini contest, a muscle contest, skateboarders plus all kinds of interesting characters... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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mullica hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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Seattle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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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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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