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“Nice place with loads of things to watch”

Venice Beach Boardwalk
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Ranked #46 of 588 things to do in Los Angeles
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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.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The beach is great and we walked in the Pacific also everybody was saying the water is too cold there. It was in october but the temperature was really good for us. On the promenade there are loads of things to see like people dancing, musicians, people showing strange animals and you will be proposed to meet the famous "doctor green" if you've got insomnia, headache or pain. Be caredul people putting CD in you hand and asking for money (i heard the CD were empty). I recognize immediatly the place where the famous bulldog was skating (can see him,on youtube). I remove a star because i'm not sure the place is completly safe in the evening. But you have to see this beach.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

It's a fun way to spend a day people watching--cats on leashes, weed "doctors," crazy people, etc.! Plus the skateboard park, and all those palm trees. It was too cold to swim, but i'm sure that would be nice too!

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We go almost weekly just to see the sights!! It is so cool to see the crazy atmosphere and people and their "talents" to sell!! Wether it is music, the art, the roller blader dude... I love it all!!! The most awesome is to rent or take a bike from Venice Pier to Santa Monica Pier on the windy bike path! We also love the Sidewalk Cafe... Margaritas, Andy Warhol salad, Fish & Chips, and the piano player and other musicians right there playing for us all! Never get tire of this place!

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

IWould say it is a tourist attraction, but no glamorous Baywatch. Famous muscle beach. full of weird characters, street vendors, homeless, stake boarders, Really nice beautiful beach, to walk around, but look scary to stay and enjoy the sun and water.
You wil have blocks of merchants selling street art items, street vendors, tattoo parlors, hole-in-the-wall pizzerias, burger joints, medical marihuana places sand, and beach. You get to see the weirder side of LA, I guess this is what the state would be like if the anarchists took over, and if liberals keep pushing those propositions. Whole lot of Marihuana
It is mostly a freak show, but could be fun to see. Overrated tourist spot, it could go either way, some would say a great place, others would say embarrassing to have a place like this in California to show tourist. The public restrooms are frequently not working or not available because of the long lines of people and they are horrible. Better make a stop before you get to Venice Beach
Park in the public parking of the boardwalk. Have cash handy. If you park on the side streets, it may get scary. Stay on the boardwalk.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

A very enjoyable walk from the far end of Venice Beach to the Santa Monica Pier. Lots ot see and plenty of sovenior buying opportunities. Just watch your valuables, we didn't have any problems, but locals told us when it is crowded watch for bag snatchers and others. Saw plenty of homeless but were not bothered once. The many prescription cannibas outlets and botox on the beach gave us a chuckle. Mum and I got a hena "tattoo" on the boardwalk, a spider for her and an alien for me.

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