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“Loud and filled with Tourists”
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 #80 of 621 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have went there as we expected to see a nice beach and attempted to see the "Muscle Beach", however We haven't found either.
The beach promenade is overvilled with Tourists and cheep shops. The Muscle Beach was deserted. Not sure why.
If you attempt to park your car then expect a 12-15 dollar price tag. The only surprising think we found where run down buildings along the beach (most of them deserted) and a lot homeless people
It is simply not worth the visit!

Thank MattmanLondon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I give Venice Beach 3 stars because there is some interesting modern history to the place, but it’s dirty and there are homeless galore.
Arnold used to pump iron here in the 70’s and muscle beach is still alive and well, pretty cool. The boardwalk is full of touristy shops selling t-shirts and souvenirs. On a busy summer day it is a good place for people watching, but Venice is over hyped.

Thank Coaticook
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this beach because it is wide/spacious. It is located close to the boardwalk, so it is not isolated/secluded, which not everyone may like. If you don't want to sunbathe - watch the surfers - so much fun!

Thank spiewaa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion, this place is worth a visit just to people watch. One of the greatest assortments of freaks on earth. As long as you know what to expect and don’t have to use the bathroom you’ll be in good shape.

Thank kevinwcheryl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here only one time and I can see why. Vendors selling expensive souvenirs and food. You can also rent bikes to ride the entire boardwalk all the way up to Santa Monica Pier and back. Handicap parking is free. It's all hype for the tourists. IJS

Thank ebonycowgirl
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