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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
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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Interesting boardwalk

Interesting boardwalk with some things that are unique to Venice like Muscle Beach with its collection of exercise and workout apparatus's and the skate park. There are also some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of local venders, and tee shirts, artists. Fun to walk. Cant ride bike there you have to go on lower path but you can push through crown then ride to next beach. Its right off the bike paths for some of it.

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Guadiaro, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Disappointing visit to something that is promoted as a "must to see"! The area was not clean and appeared to be neglected apart from the street vendors and a few tourists. The approach to the area suggests beach car parks are away from the boardwalk and the unsuspecting follows the signs and pays USD 10 per visit whilst the knowledgeable... More 

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

We were lucky enough to be able to stroll along the Broadwalk on a pleasant Dec day. The Broadwalk was relatively quite as school holidays hadn't started and there were not that many tourists around. There is nothing much to write home about except to say 'been there, done that'

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A couple of miles of walkway right on the ocean's edge, full of small businesses selling art, services such as tattooing, fortune telling, clothes stores, bars. Always full of people walking, skateboarding, dodging the skateboards. And at the end is Muscle Beach where young, fit people work out. It's just a really buzzing place.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting boardwalk with some things that are unique to Venice like Muscle Beach with its collection of exercise and workout apparatus's and the skate park. There are also some shops along the boardwalk. Although it's called a boardwalk, it's a concrete walkway. Very nice and interesting nevertheless.

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Exeter, Devon, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taking the children there was No. 1 on my to-do-list and we weren't disappointed. What with the 'freak show' theatre (which we observed from the outside only and that was enough), to the famous Muscle Beach section where well oiled bodies strutted amongst the weights. On to the basket ball counts ( famous for the filming of "White Men can't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The biggest problem of Venice Beach, Santa Monica pier, are the big number of homeless. I wanted to sit down and appreciate the ocean and it was not possible because the benches were all occupied by them. I will never go back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So, sit on the fantastic beach facing the ocean, breathe in the sea air, look south and look north but don't bother looking over your shoulder, the famous boardwalk is a disappointment take away the few talented artists and musicians and what you're left with is tacky t shirt shops (lots of) selling the same stuff and hawkers hassling you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Venice Beach is the second best place in LA to view weirdos, losing the title to Hollywood Boulevard and only along the Avenue of the Stars on Saturday nights. During the day--any day--Venice rules in this category. Good food and plenty of it, many artistic diversions from the ordinary to the more than eclectic, roaming minstrels (please drop a buck... More 

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Cicero
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for every traveler to Los Angeles. Strange things may happen like the guy who juggles chainsaws or many street musicians doing Michael Jackson or just acoustic guitar... Beat box dancers etc.

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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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