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“Abbot Kinney new it spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA (Central L.A)
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Ranked #59 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Charleville, Australia
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“Abbot Kinney new it spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This area is full of quirky shops, boutiques, vintage surf clothes like Aviator Nation, and a number of cute gift shops. Very chic, very trendy, and full of character. Definitely worth taking a peek

Visited July 2012
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Palm Desert, California, United States
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“Great place to walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Interesting shops and good restaurants along the blvd.
Had lunch at the French Cafe and Market, and sat on the outside deck with friends and our dog. If you are looking for hard to find French food products, this is the place.
Overall, spent and enjoyable day walking along the street.

Visited May 2012
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“A fun, hip destination for shopping and eating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

So much of LA is spread out across so many different areas,its always a relief to find a pocket of food, fashion, and general flair where you can actually wander up and down sidewalks for more than a few blocks in a row. Abbott Kinney has such a unique silhouette...low, one-story buildings, none of the glitz of Beverly Hills or even Santa Monica, but the restaurants and shops are a really exciting mix, not a dud in the bunch. The culture is young but not off-putting for anyone over 40, and a couple of the stores are truly exceptional - worth the drive from whatever part of the city you're in. Most tourists don't discover this little gem, preferring to stay in the more "known" areas, so it's very insider-ish in feeling, like Soho in the early 80's. I always make sure to cruise over there whenever I'm in LA - and during the week, street parking is generally easy to find.

Visited November 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun unique shops and restuarants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

So many unique and interesting shops and great places to eat. Plus they have fun first friday with great food trucks.

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“upscale,yet funky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Its a happening gentrified area-lots of interesting shops and restaurants

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