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Venice Beach

1905 Ocean Front Walk, CA
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  • 78%
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  • 77%
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  • 73%
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  • 67%
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  • Venice BeachCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Audrey Lo "@GogobotAudrey"
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    Taking advantage of the beautiful beach city that I live in. Gorgeous LA summer with the pup!

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  • Venice Beach
    Yenni Vance
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    5 Jul 27, 2014

    Always entertaining and whimsical, Venice can make you feel out of this world. Take a walk on the Boardwalk and you’ll see various street performers juggling, dancing, singing or haggling. Step away to the beach for some peace and quiet. You may even spot a few dolphins swimming very close to the shore.

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  • Venice Beach
    André Kuik
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    5 Nov 22, 2013

    We had some great days at Venice Beach! The beach is really nice, cozy restaurants and bars in the area, Loved it!

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    5 May 28, 2013
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    5 Mar 15, 2014
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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
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    5 Aug 15, 2013

    Off the somewhat trashy (yet loads of fun) boardwalk, lies one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. Truly worlds away from most of the L.A., this beach is "the beach" for many Angelinos - and just a nice, warm and sunny place to relax and have a good time.

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  • Venice Beach
    Bonnie C
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    5 May 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.

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  • Venice Beach
    Katie McQue
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    5 Jun 12, 2012
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    Travis Katz
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    4 Jun 10, 2014

    OK, so as someone who lived in Santa Monica for 5 1/2 years, I generally tried to avoid the Venice Boardwalk in my day to day life. But when people came from out of town, this is a must see destination. It is crowded with people - rollerskating electric guitar players, people in American Flag speedos with boa constrictors around their necks, tourists, locals and all sorts of other people. There are tons of shops - mostly tshirt shops catering to tourists but there are a few gems tucked amongst the stalls. You can watch skaters doing tricks on the skate ramps, people playing handball, and every night at sunset there is a giant hippy drum circle which is definitely worth looking at.

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    Albert Qian
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    4 Apr 22, 2013

    As SoCal as SoCal gets. Beaches, bodybuilders, and babes. Go for a stroll or a rollerblade, it's an adventure!

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  • Venice Beach
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Lots of sun, people watching, and all types of local shops to explore and enjoy the outdoors. For a couple miles you can walk, ride bikes, roller blade, and hang out with natives and tourists alike. Stop by one of the many restaurants along the boardwalk and watch the sun set over the bay.

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  • Venice Beach
    Celeny Da Silva
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    4 Jul 12, 2011
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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    3 Mar 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.

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    5 Jul 22, 2014

    So much to see at Venice Beach! It's not my favorite L.A. beach for actual sunbathing and playing in the water, but more for the people watching and the boardwalk. Bring your camera and check out all the characters selling random crafts and all types of people skateboarding and rollerblading in the sun.

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    Jasmine Sandhu
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    5 Jul 19, 2014

    A must for anyone in the area! Venice beach is so entertaining and the water is beautiful in the summer. So many great acts here as well as local culture shopping.

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    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jul 07, 2014

    Venice Beach has a very entertaining boardwalk to visit filled with touristy shops and street entertainers. From here to the Santa Monica Pier is a wonderful beach boardwalk.full of things to do.

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    Erika World
    4 Jul 01, 2014

    A must see venue if you haven't been before but not a spot that you need to visit often. It get's really crowded and the stores get repetitive too so its not so much for shopping. A good place to see the local LA culture. For easy parking go here: http://www.parkme.com/los-angeles-parking

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  • Venice Beach
    Steven S
    4 Jun 05, 2014

    Enjoy the beach, watch the people, stroll the strand.
    Great restaurants in the area like Chaya Venice on the corner of main and Navy in Venice 310-396-1179 or Chinois On Main (Wolfgang Puck) at 27109 Main Street, Santa Monica 310-392-9025

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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    Re becca
    5 Apr 15, 2014

    I can't believe i don't come here more often, there is just so much to see !

    Its a great place to go for a nice, simple date or just to go somewhere to clear your thoughts!
    Ive been to Venice a couple times before but I forgot about all the culture and the interesting community that Venice has to offer.

    Walk down the boardwalk and you get the interesting mixed of different artist with original pieces of art work. Music playing in the background that you can't help but sing a long, all at the same time basking in the warm sun !

    Than walk towards the beach, sit along the shoreline and watch the sun set, you can't help but smile from ear to ear and breath in the salty atmosphere!

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    John C
    3 Feb 28, 2014

    Shop on Abbott Kinney, people watch on the boardwalk, take in the sunset. It's free and highly entertaining, but watch your wallet and park wisely.

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4.0 out of 5
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10,822 people visited Venice Beach

Description

The World famous Venice Beach Boardwalk is not to be missed. If you are visiting the Los Angeles area, you owe it to yourself to come to Southern California's number one visitor attraction. Stretching about one a half miles along the manicured sands of the Pacific Ocean, the boardwalk is a large part of what makes Venice unique.

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