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Venice Beach Boardwalk

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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...

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Good place for a walk

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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 NEW

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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North Bend, Nebraska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 180 from Santa Monica beach. Very very divey. There's plenty of parking in the area, but not sure what they're funneling the profits into. The day was overcast, so virtually no crowd - yet, in spite of the light turnout, the public restroom by the beach was nasty (and I'm a former third world country dweller...so, I... More 

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

Lots of shops and homeless people (with grass) around this place. Don't think it will be safe after dark. But overall this kind of boardwalks are pretty common across USA (be it on atlantic or pacific). Overall good experience. Public restrooms are very dirty.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a time out to visit this Beach Life Heaven found in only one place on earth Venice Beach. You can find anything I mean anything A to Z / Good or Bad just be ready. Hollywood actors to Homeless mad man. Beauty Queen to Drag Queen..... Have fun bring your own DOG.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People trying to scam you out of your money, be careful whether it's offering you something for free then asking for a donation OR in the shop were they print some designs on clothing then ask you for double what they quoted you then try and scare you by saying they're going to call the cops. Don't fall for it,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Venice Beach is full of surprises and entertainment. You wouldn't have a moment without fun. With attractions like muscle beach, markets on the left and beach towards the right, there wouldn't be a dull moment when you are here. The best part is that you can ride a bike on the cycle trek, which stretches towards Santa Monica (25 Kms... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are entertained by people, this has everything. You need to spend a few hours and enjoy the walk.

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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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