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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 #77 of 610 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 June 5, 2014

Hire a bike and ride the path I wouldn't organise one before you get there just hire one on the day there is heaps to choose from the bike is the best way to cover the beach if you allow 4 hours you could make it to Santa Monica pier and back comfortably.

2  Thank Dion92
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Hired tandem bikes and spent the afternoon cycling. Very busy place. Fun nevertheless. Some really great graffiti art on the buildings. Great for people watching as all sorts here. Alot of homeless rather sad to see.

Saw Justin Beiber with his big bodyguard. Next couple of weeks when back in NZ saw pics of him in magazine from the day we spotted him.

Stunning beach. Fun day

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is an amazing place - full of artists, street performers, shops, eateries, sand, ocean views, walkers, skaters, skateboarders, bicyclists and you. See folks at Muscle Beach working out, get the feel of tinsel town want to be's, and purchase souvenirs to take home. ENJOY this favorite tourist location.

1  Thank PurrGrwl
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was really disappointed in Venice Beach, the parking wasn't easy, most of the shops were selling tacky t shirts, it doesn't have an upmarket feel in fact it feels the complete opposite. Nothing really gets going until past midday. There wasn't anywhere really nice to eat , it all felt a bit rough and rundown . My 16 year old daughter seemed to like it so maybe it is for the youngsters who think they are a bit hippy. Overall I felt it was a wasted journey and a disappointment

5  Thank Leyla G
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was many years ago a fun place which over the years got very seedy and run down. There is a continuos smell of pot and shops offering herbal prescriptions alongside very tacky trinkets. The souvenirs are not even worth looking at let alone buying, just tee shirts, replica skateboards of all sizes and sunglasses, artisan jewellery and some very bad art

4  Thank 21Davids22
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