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Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Address: Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 888 LA-PARKS
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to...

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Goooo and see this

As a guy from Europa it feels if you know this place. And you do it from TV. Great bars and restaurants, muscle beach, lovely people,

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rob v
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a guy from Europa it feels if you know this place. And you do it from TV. Great bars and restaurants, muscle beach, lovely people,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a beautiful place, feels like being in an 80's summer movie. I can't wait to visit this place again!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Venice Beach is a reason good enough to visit California over and over again. Truly a one off experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boardwalk at Venice Beach was important for us to see for several reasons, on very different, yet connected levels. These are, of course, entirely personal, and what this place will mean to you will be generated by what you want from it. The boardwalk is full of characters, from all walks of life. It is a real spectacle to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A truly LA icon ! So many things do and see. Plenty of street musicians, muscle men, strange looking people, street vendors, bars, restaurants, shops, etc.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The street performers are very good. The shops all start to look the same after a while. It's worth taking a look, it's different, you feel like you have hit hippy USA.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great for a bike ride. Shops along the promenade tacky and not cheap. Buildings look a bit run down. Cheaper cousin of Santa Monica

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South Lyon, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the boardwalk at Venice Beach. There seemed to be quite a bit going on, between the handball courts, the skate park and all the boardwalk shops. Quite a bit of homeless people and police where around quite a bit. Looked like they were issuing tickets to the homeless people, but not sure if there was more to it.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere plenty of bargain muscle beach a bit disappointing try and visit Santa Monica pier . Danny's about halfway up was great good food

Thank Barry B
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here lots of times, stayed for week. Always something entertaining going on. Few people trying to give u CD's but if u say no thanks they don't give u hassle. Skate park is fantastic to watch.. lots of nice cafes, beautiful sandy beach.

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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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