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“Great place to get your marijuana”

Venice Beach Boardwalk
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to skateboarders, you will see it all here.
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“Great place to get your marijuana”
Reviewed October 26, 2011

I've lived in Southern California for 50 years and this was the first time I drove to Venice Beach. I'd guess 1/3 of the shops are "medical" marijuana related. Either a small drs office ready to prescribe pot for any ailment you can think of or the pot shop itself. And next door will be an accessory shop. The rest of the shops are t-shirt or tourist crap shops. Across from the brick and mortar shops are the small vendors selling there wares. The best part are the street performers, but they spend as more time hyping their act and collecting money, than the performance itself. As far as the "muscle beach" area, there were only a few guys working out on a Sunday afternoon. I guess it's just a place to go to say you were there, but I can't see ever wanting to go back.

Visited June 2011
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Scary place”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

First visit to Venice beach and a bit of an eye opener.Lots of hippys and homeless.
A bit scary so we did not stay to long we walked along the boardwalk back into Santa Monica.Found a lot to be spaced out selling things that they had made but to scared to go near some of them so not a lot of positve things to say about Venice beach but glad to see but dont think would go back.

Visited October 2011
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Nice bike ride”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

We rented bikes and rode towards the shops and then rode back in the other direction towards the houses. I didn't feel too safe by the shops and it felt dirty. The beach however was beautiful. It wasn't busy. The bike path was fun because it wasn't just straight, it twisted and turned to make for a fun ride.

Visited October 2011
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Spokane, Washington
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“Weird and Worth It”
Reviewed October 12, 2011

If you don't have kids, Venice Boardwalk is fun and entertaining. You'll encounter numerous vendors and street performers. The roller blade guitarist, Harry Perry is a must see.

Visited September 2011
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Huntington Beach, California
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“You just have to experience it!”
Reviewed October 12, 2011

You just can't go to LA without going to venice! with it's shops and body builders and all the things & people that simply make it venice! Sure there are a few people you might need to be "weary" of but you can walk right by and the won't give you a hassle! you can find great deals on souvenirs in a few shops! parking isn't bad there either! Alot of people set up there merchandise on the walk too and you can find good deals with them! don't be too afraid to ask for lower prices! most will deal with you, they want to make money too!
Just go and have some fun and eat!!! Prices are great! there is a little pizza place on a corner there that has great pizza! Blue walls is what i can remember! you can't miss it! You order in front & pick up on the side!
But for a "unique" experience...venice is the place!
Got kids?...the $3million skate park on the beach is really cool to go watch or use!!!

Visited November 2010
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