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“so many differant people...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Venice Beach

Venice Beach
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$149.00*
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Self-Guided Santa Monica Tour in a California Roadster Rental
Ranked #34 of 539 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
Israel, Jerusalem
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“so many differant people...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Venice beach is a nice beach to view all kind of different people, the variety La has to offer. the walkway can be crowded on weekends but the atmosphere is part of the fun! just walk around, absorb the sun and do some people watching and eat in one of the restaurants in the area. make sure you see the outside gym with all the pump up guys that looks just like in the movies!

Visited December 2012
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“Dirty”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

There are rows of shops an vendors lining the walkway. They are all selling the same crappy t-shirts and stuff, There were homeless people everywhere. We walked a bit (15 minutes or so) but left because we really didn't feel safe

Visited February 2013
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“YIKES”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

I used to love to walk along Venice Beach. It's still entertaining...for a few minutes... Being accosted by medical marijuana hawkers isn't my idea of a good time. Still good people watching.

Visited February 2013
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“Venice Beach LA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We visited Venice beach in Dec 2012, it was a great place to buy gifts for friends & family. Lots to see on the beach, Skateboard park was awesome to watch so was the people working out on the exercise equipment.
Plenty of shops and stalls along the boardwalk. Its not a place id go on my own, it felt a bit like i had to look over my shoulder at times & be aware of my surroundings because of some of the types of people hanging out there in certain places but all up i liked the photo opp`s and got some great shots. Its about a 1 hr walk to Santa Monica pier, well that`s how long it took us anyway. I liked it and would go again when i`m in LA

Visited December 2012
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“Southern California's BEST people-watching beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

This beach has a huge selection of shops, restaurants, and a ton of people & street performers to watch! I cannot recommend this place to families with children, due to the homeless people, unusual personalities & the attire of some. However, this a unique beach to visit for anyone else.

Visited July 2012
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