This boardwalk is mental, cool, fun, scary, beautiful and mesmerising. If you are in LA you have to see this place. I would definitely advise not to go at NIGHT. Go any time up to the early evening. This boardwalk has all sorts going on and it is a great place to people watch.IT IS A DIFFERENT WORLD. I went here 3 days in a row for a couple of hours because I loved Venice so much. See the canals and don't venture up any dodgy alley ways on your own, this place can be dodgy so don't think you know this place or get to confident, just enjoy it and be safe. You may see drugs being taken, lots of homeless and possibly people, fighting, my advice is just ignore it and enjoy the rest.