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“great for tourist” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Venice Beach

Venice Beach
Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Venice)
310 399 2775
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Ranked #59 of 704 things to do in Los Angeles
Activities: Inline skating, Nightlife, People-watching, Walking, Biking, City walk sightseeing, Dining
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
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“great for tourist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

this is where i grew up, in the city of Venice CA. when you go make sure you visit the promenade as there a lot to see, experience and shop. there are also many restaurants and shops. go see the surfing in the morning maybe around 8-9 am.

Visited February 2013
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“Disgusting”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The thought of Venice is great. Sun, woman, bike path, ocean. Then the reality hits you, this place is disgusting for horrible drug addicts and dirtbags who bother you every second and nobody seems to care.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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“Lost in the 60's”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

From blatant pot smokers to vagabonds to bums, this place has gone down hill. Most sidewalk vendors are pushing junk. They seem content to take up space & smoke weed with their neighbors. Was very surprised to see a Green Doctor location on the boardwalk. They were offering medical marijuana prescription testing for $40. I questioned one of the staff who was high as a kite. It was comical. The highlight of the area was the skateboard park. It was very nice, on the beach, and well used. Some of those guys are awesome. Not going back there unless I need to get a prescription! Lol!

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Malibu, California
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“Boardwalk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

It's always a tradition to take visitors to see the human show on the baordwalk.
So much to see (besides buying the handmade (and china made) trinkets

Visited December 2012
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New Albany, Ohio
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“Step into a "unique" place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

If you want to step into an extremely liberal and "1960's" flashback place, one must walk the Venice Beach area. Other than it being extremely crowded (an extremely warm and sunny day in Feb), the people, the shopping, the food, and every other aspect of this place was amazing! Muscle Beach was an added bonus to watch. This is an LA treasure!

Visited February 2013
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