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Review of Venice Beach

Venice Beach
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles
Ranked #38 of 590 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
Reviewed December 24, 2012

You might enjoy the bohemian side of LA but it doesn't feel very authentic. Lots of pan handlers and people pushing everything from marijuana to CDs in your face. It's probably worth seeing once but it is not somewhere to spend more than a couple of hours. A tacky tourist trap is how I would sum it up.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

With all the street performers and artists, it's hard not to be entertained while walking through Venice Beach. It's very touristy but a must if you have the time. Found some pretty neat things from the street vendors.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

You can get at the beach restaurants all flavors, i love walk along the beach, has more class, no much of family style bat more young visitors than locals, fun place and always you got something to look at!
Ocean is cold to me, bat i see others don't care..

4  Thank Christo G
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is the second time I have visited Venice Beach and still think it is a fantastic place. Love all the shops on the beach front, plenty to choose from. The beach itself is very clean. Long way across the sand though to get to the water. Great place to people watch. Plenty of activity. Lots of skateboarders and lots of different sports to watch. All in all we had a great day.

1  Thank kel1168
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

There definitely was a whole lot of crazy here but worth checkin it out! The Skateboarding area was crazy to watch and hard to pull yourself away from.
We could not leave Venice without some Sage and some Lavender incense sticks..which by the way are the best smelling sticks I have ever bought! Be ready for a contact high as you stroll through the crowd. lol

1  Thank IntuitiveTouch
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