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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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Still in the 70s

This place still feels like the 70s and 80s with all its art and graffiti and unique architecture. The beach was beautiful and its fun to watch all the surfers.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Mariel D
Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place , and nice beach, but what impressed me the most is many poor and crazy people around, without attention .... It is a hippie place ,,,,

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place still feels like the 70s and 80s with all its art and graffiti and unique architecture. The beach was beautiful and its fun to watch all the surfers.

Thank Mariel D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing else like it. Diverse with amazing art and music all the way down the boardwalk. Would recommend renting a bike and riding along the paths, as well as visiting the skatepark and muscle beach. Nice food, although there could be more choice. The frozen yoghurt place is excellent. Also the toilets along the boardwalk are very untidy would recommend... More 

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Tell City, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was great to shop along the board walk. There are a variety of shops located on the broad walk. It was great to see lots of walkers, travelers and skaters out on the boardwalk on the day I was there.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I rated Venice Beach only one star as well because of how dangerous it is now. People that sell their items will get into your personal space, so that they can intimidate you into buying their trinkets. They will even follow you if you don't. My mom who is bearly 5 feet tall in her 80's had three men surround... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 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 5 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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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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