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Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
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888 LA-PARKS
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Great fun just had watching everyone. The skaters were great entertainment, even if it took 5 attempts to jump the cone...see picture! A vast array of shops catering for just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kohinoor12
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful beaches, with an incredible atmosphere and a real sense of California's west coast culture. The walk from the Venice Canals, all the way up to Santa Monica pier is long - but 100% worth doing if you're able.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun place to visit! There's so much to see and you never know who or what you may encounter. The skate park is one of my favorite spots to people watch. I have been advised by some locals not to visit at night, but just like any other big city, I'm sure you'll be fine as long as you watch... More 

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The boardwalk is filled with makeshift stands selling various "art" pieces. It is hard to distinguish between the starving artist and the homeless. I would skip this for another attraction.

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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This boardway has a. Lot of action happening all day and night. There are a lot of shops and stalls selling everything from food ,clothes and souvenirs.

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Thank l0tusdesigns
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach area and boardwalk felt dirty. The people constantly walking up wanting to "give" us a CD was a bit creepy. Couldn't wait to move on to the next stop.

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Thank jcbishop
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having previously worked as a photographer on the boardwalk I can tell you that for locals and tourists alike, this place has everyone from every walk of life and just about everything for sale you could think of that a beach town could offer, not to mention free when you don't include cost of transportation/food. It used to be the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. It's always nice to see the water even though it was a bit chilly in December. It was my first time to visit and I can imagine this place can be crowded in the summer. Try getting a massage from one of the massage stalls after... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun just had watching everyone. The skaters were great entertainment, even if it took 5 attempts to jump the cone...see picture! A vast array of shops catering for just about every taste available...some ok, some great, some not to our tastes, but heh ho that is Venice Beach Boardwalk! There is plenty to do apart from looking at all... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great site to walk around, the new blue train extention goes all the way out to santa monica and you can walk to the beach from there. lot of people selling their wears on the boardwalk, and lots of pot smoke. not really kid friendly, walk the beach during day time and the boardwalk at night. or rent a bike....

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot's of crazy, weird folks with dogs walking but an unusual experience. Very entertaining. Must visit if in Los Angeles area

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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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