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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, People-watching, Inline skating, City walk sightseeing
Description: Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to...
Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to skateboarders, you will see it all here.
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Lazy Sunday out whilst in LA.

Pleasant easy walk along the seafront. Plenty to see and found a nice bar for a drink and to watch the weird and wonderful walk,skate or cycle by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There is nothing like Venice Beach Boardwalk! There is something for everyone; souvenirs, art, jewlery, clothes, and everything else under the sun for you to shop for, great places to eat and drink, and don't forget just people watching. It is located directly across from the beach, so when you have gone totally broke (lol) you can go enjoy sun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Pleasant easy walk along the seafront. Plenty to see and found a nice bar for a drink and to watch the weird and wonderful walk,skate or cycle by.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The scene at the boardwalk is mostly hippy and lets-dress-like-a-rebel. There are plenty of shops and little restaurants and bars. There are also lots of people trying to sell little things, home made art or anything else their personal skills can create that can be sold. Parking is difficult and expensive. The Garmin does not send you to parking lots... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to walk from Venice Beach to Santa Monica - and the first thing I would say is dont.. its a lot further than it looks. On the upside though, you get to walk along the boardwalk which is such an experience (once you get past the smell of the medical marijuana shops that are there). You will meet... More 

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Luling, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting place (and I"m from New Orleans) If you like to people watch this is the place to be. There is certainly a mix of everything out here local artist/vendors and great food for really cheap (at the right spots). We rented bikes and rode to Santa Monica of course the weather was perfect and it... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you are into people watching, by all means go to the Venice Beach Boardwalk! There are some fantastic street performers there: break dancers, skateboarders, etc., all of whom were fun to watch, but there are two "ordinary people" whom I'll never forget! One was an extremely tall, rather thin guy wearing a turban which made him look even taller... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

You must rent a bike (or take yours) and sped few hours on this bike road. Even if its nice weather its definitely worth of it. You meet lot of people, different people and everybody is enjoying his stay there. Real sport people or just lazy tourists and everything in between. From bike road is very good overview on Venice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

You see Venice Beach depicted in the movies so you must go once to see what it's all about and say you've "been there." I made it there, glad I saw it, but it's not really a repeat destination. I love boardwalks. Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, Fisherman's Wharf in San Fran, Pacific Beach...all repeatable, family-friendly boardwalks. I can't say that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There is nothing more fun, crazy enlightening then going down the Venice Beach Boardwalk!!!! It is the only place I know of where I see families walking with their children one moment, and a man in a thong with a snake around his neck the next. Best people watching in the world. You can see the famous, to the homeless.... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Walking down the boardwalk you will never get bored! There is so many little shops / restaurants to go into and some many different performers to see. Go spend some time watching the skateboarders at the park, people working out at Muscle Beach. Itès a great place to people watch and you never know what you will see or find... More 

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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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