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“not what i thought would be”
Review of Venice Beach

Venice Beach
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$99.00*
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los...
Ranked #84 of 553 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.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

i was dissapointed seemed kindve dirty i did like the artists were great but everything seemed old and desperate and dirty

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

you have gotta check this beach out it is fantastic. great food, nice people and great live music. and lots of babes. WOW.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

I don't understand why this place is so popular. Having heard quite a lot about it, I thought it would be worth a visit. Wrong. The place looks run down, tired, sad and dilipitated. The stalls are uninteresting, the people bizarre and the overall atmosphere is unpleasant. If you have come this far, keep walking towards Santa Monica and you will much prefer it there. Even the so-called Muscle Beach looked like it had sand kicked in it's face.

1  Thank andrewjZ426AG
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

If you are in the area you have to go to Venice beach. If you are English it reminds me of Blackpool promenade. Busy and lots of cheap souvenirs. Muscle Beach is worth looking at but is now at bit past its prime. Lots of skateboarders and places to get marijuana prescriptions. I think it will always be a busy place and dont dress up as it is a bit down market. The toilets were really not pleasant.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

While not for the faint of heart, Venice beach is a fascinating, one of a kind place to visit. The beach itself is beautiful, and the people who spend time there range from the ordinary to the bizarre.

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