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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
Phone Number: 310 399 2775
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.

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Great people watching

Very honky tonk. Fun to walk around and kids enjoyed watching the skateboarders at the skate park. Lots of bathroom facilities available along the strip. Would be fun to bike... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Walt Disney World, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's Venice beach! People are selling things on the street plus street food! Just settle for the street food and do go to a sit down

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there because we were staying in Santa Monica and people kept asking if we had been to Venice Beach/Muscle Beach. We biked there and as we got closer the scene of homeless people and half naked bodies got more and more. My husband went into a store and I stood there with the bikes scared! A young teenage... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I rode a rented bike the entire length of Venice Beach, it was a pleasant experience, the bike path waved it way along the beach past some exclusive real estate.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very honky tonk. Fun to walk around and kids enjoyed watching the skateboarders at the skate park. Lots of bathroom facilities available along the strip. Would be fun to bike, great lanes for biking as well as pedestrians. Walk on over from Santa Monica pier and muscle beach. Some inappropriate things for little kids....

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Venice Beach is stuck in the sixties. The hippies came and never left. It was awesome to see. Muscle Beach is a favorite of movies and actors before they make it in Hollywood. Beautiful to see but don't hang out passed sunset as it does get sleazy.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is definitely worthwhile calling by if you get the chance. Beautiful beach and an interesting culture along the boardwalk. Lots of shops, stalls and street entertainers to see and of course there is muscle beach and the skate park to view as well. We had a stroll through and went on to spend the rest of the day by... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rent bikes and ride down from Santa Monica to Venice beach. Great people watching and so much going on. I don't know if it's worth the stay for a full night but definitely something to see.

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Thank J-canada2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my time on Venice beach. Such a lovey vibe and everyone seemed to be in the same, happy mood that I was. Loads going on, something for everyone.

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It´s really crowded and hippie, if you want to have a relax day at the beach is better Santa Monica. You could rent a bike in Venice and go until the end of the bike path in Santa Monica.

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Thank DianaTarrifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I was headed to the airport and our uber drive was super nice and frye day and suggested a restaurant to try. After going to the restaurant we left to walk Venice beach boardwalk. It was cool. Weather was chilly I had to buy a sweater lol. Me and friend went to a few on bars and... More 

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Venice
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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