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- 98%Local Culture
- 93%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 90%Adventure Travelers
- 84%Family Travelers
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 73%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (161)
- Venice BeachMember ofBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersMay 31, 2013
Located just minutes south of the Santa Monica pier Venice Beach is a great place to play in the sand or enjoy the amazing 1 1⁄2 mile long boardwalk. On the west side of the "walk" are hundreds of street vendors and performers.
- Venice BeachMay 22, 2013
This is an easy 1 1/2 blocks from your cottage. You are close enough to see everything but but far enough away to have some peace and quiet. The location of this cottage is perfect, you can pack a lunch and ride our 2 beach cruisers along the Famous Bike path that goes from Malibu to Redondo Beach. You can grab the beach chairs and towels that we provide and hit the beach; right where they filmed the world famous hit TV series "Bay Watch". You can even get rescued by a real life Venice Life Guard! You can souvenir shop along the boardwalk or hit any number of cafes or restaurants along the beach. Fishing at Venice Pier could be fun and so is watching the body builders as well as some pretty far out street acts near world famous "Muscle Beach"
- Venice BeachApr 30, 2013
Holy Cow! I think living in the OC for the past 12 years has definitely shielded my eyes from the rest of the world which isn't so picture perfect and clean cut. I was in for a big reality check when some friends and I walked along the Venice Boardwalk. There were all sorts of people here..grungy, meatheads, hip hoppin rap artists wanna be, bootlegged CD slingers (people still buy CDs??). There was never a dull moment and there was always something interesting/different/funky appearing before my eyes! The little shops that line the boardwalk have an array of cool knick knacks to buy. If you're in the market for some funky glasses or need a t-shirt for a costume contest, this is the place to be! Also, tons of medicinal marijuana shops if you're back is hurtin.. :P
Tip: The wierder you dress, the more you fit in! LOL!
This was about a 10 minute walk from Lemonade on Abbott Kinney so if you are lucky enough to snag some free parking behind Lemonade, you can take a nice short jaunt to the Boardwalk. You MUST eat at Lemonade tho!! SooOOO goood :)
- Venice BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 20, 2013
Venice Beach is the quintessential southern California beach. There's lots to do and lots to watch other California free-spirit types do. The area around it caters to tourists, which is fine.
- Venice BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Feb 19, 2013
The Venice Boardwalk is filled with a conglomeration of people engaged in a hodgepodge of activity having minimal redeeming qualities - rather like New Orleans' Bourbon Street but lacking Bourbon Street's fine restaurants, jazz or Mardis Gras celebration.