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Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Address: Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 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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This was my first, and only time to visit Venice Beach. I'd see it many times in movies and TV shows, and expected to see the homage to Jim Morrison and the Doors. If people... read more

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first, and only time to visit Venice Beach. I'd see it many times in movies and TV shows, and expected to see the homage to Jim Morrison and the Doors. If people watching interests you, this is a fantastic place to go. Of course, people are also watching you. The weather was sunny and warm, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to Venice Beach many times in the past 15 years, each time strolling the Boardwalk at least once during each visit. It's a perfect place to find that beach t-shirt (at a great price!) or get a piece of jewelry or hand-made souvenir. We don't usually spend much, but checking out the businesses is fun, and people-watching is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is definitely something to say about the Venice Beach Boardwalk.. It's not like what you've seen in the movies.. There's tons of people watching.. Lots of people selling goods.. Lots of musicians... Very very busy with a variety of people.. Most locals have said this is not a place you want to be at night.. I see why.. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is different and depending on what you would like to see and diverse. It has homeless, drugged up hippies and hipsters. Also muscle beach is an interesting attraction. The beach is vast and great for bike riding, walking and taking in a swim and some sun. Shopping opportunities available and lots of foodie and drink places. Interesting place and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst travelling the PCH we stopped here in the early evening for a look and something to eat and to say we'd been. It was still light and we found a car park one block back from the boardwalk. There were lovely murals on the buildings. The first indication of its seediness, though, was the smell of wee in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoy a beautiful day in the Sun on the Beach by watching the people on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Watch and enjoy your children play or go without the kids and watch the people. There is no peer for watching people. Your eyes will bug out at times!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just do it. So much fun and interesting.. No safety issues and certainly a lot to see by way of people. Touristy shops that aren't worth your time line the streets but go for the people. Wide comfortable board walk rolls along some of the US's most beautiful beaches!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pick any day of the week and you will gain an appreciation for humanity by simply picking a spot on the boardwalk and observing what happens around you. There are lots of cheap eating establishments to support you while you invest time on the beach. The beach itself is fairly accessible and most of the tourists find themselves at some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was familiar with Venice and Venice Boardwalk from californication and other movies/tv shows. My boyfriend and I parked and walked down the boardwalk and just people watched and 'window shopped' by vendors. It's a pretty wild scene, anything goes. We grabbed a beer and lunch at the Venice ale house. Great location, great food. We probably spent 3 hours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is typical Venice Beach with homeless and wealthy in the same place. Skating, Bike Riding and Walking on a wide concrete path from Santa Monica to Venice Beach with skateboard parks and huge never ending beaches. Fun place for the whole family.

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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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