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Address: Los Angeles, CA
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Activities: Shopping, Dining

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I wasn't impressed, but my 15 and 21 year old daughters LOVED it! Very close to Venice Beach which is a lot of fun to walk and souvenir shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2014
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I wasn't impressed, but my 15 and 21 year old daughters LOVED it! Very close to Venice Beach which is a lot of fun to walk and souvenir shop.

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Santa Monica, California
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Less than a mile from the ocean is a single street filled with expensive clothing shops, increasingly popular and delicious (but not inexpensive) restaurants and a growing number of coffee and juice shops. What's the big draw then - hip, cool people-watching, occasional celeb sighting, all dressed to impress in whatever is trending at the moment. If you can't get... More 

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I personally think the place is a little overrated but I had to go there because my girlfriend wanted to. Tons of hipsters on that street and the shops and boutiques are basically made for that group of people. The stores have some pretty interesting stuff to sell but most are completely overprized. We did have fun just walking around... More 

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No. VA
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18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Good grief - this is one of those places where I felt under-dressed just to walk down the street. There are a few places that are not crazy-expensive. We REALLY enjoyed "Tortoise General Store" which has incredible USEFUL products displayed in a museum-like space. It was the coolest place. Tom's has a "roastery" or some such thing, a very L.A.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Not a family friendly area. Overpriced boutiques and rude foreign tourists and locals. Some interesting architecture but that's it.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We walked from Santa Monica along the beach boulevard. It took about 30 minutes. It's a beautiful walk. Cute shops and adorable architecture. Great shopping for clothing! The stores are pricey but unique items. I loved the jewellery kiosks. Beautiful original stuff for a great price.

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Los Angeles, California
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This area of Venice has come a long way…it's a safe place for locals and tourists to walk around and enjoy the restaurants, galleries, independent stores and bookshops. You must try the ice cream store, so much better than 31 Flavors. And you just might see a celebrity, many live around the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I visited on the first Friday of the month looking for some shopping and grab a bit to eat. Boy was I surprised to find a bunch of food trucks everywhere! It turns out, the first Friday of the month is Food Truck Friday!! I nibbled my way up and won the blvd. I even tried some famous food trucks... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had a good time strolling along the boulevard and stopping at the local art shops and boutiques along the way. If you like natural stones in jewelry, you have to check out Made in Earth, which was my favorite store. No chain stores on this street. We visited on a Thursday morning and had no problem finding a parking spot... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

All the stores and restaurants along this strip are appealing for browsing and taking time to drink in the atmosphere. the shops aren't any of the chain store names you find in malls, but are unique with artsy crafts items that will allow you to find something unique for a gift or yourself

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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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