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Venice Beach

1905 Ocean Front Walk, CA
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  • 75%
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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
    Katie McQue
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    5 Jun 12, 2012
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  • Venice Beach
    Amber Carlton
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    5 Dec 21, 2013

    Can't beat this beach! Wide range of things to see and do! Shopping, muscle beach, surf, boogie board, bike path, etc,

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Venice Beach
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    5 May 28, 2013
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  • Venice Beach
    Iulian Mafteiu
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    5 Jul 22, 2012
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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    Hanae
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    5 Jun 12, 2014
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  • Venice Beach
    Barbara Kossy
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    4 Oct 16, 2013
    Recommended for:Family TravelersLGBTLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Venice Beach
    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    3 Jan 30, 2013

    Touristy, for sure, but still fun to visit. You can take a long walk or ride your bike down from Santa Monica beach. Parking around here is a pain but there are plenty of good eats around.

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  • Venice Beach
    Becky M.
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    As an LA native, I usually never go to the Venice boardwalk unless I'm bringing a visiting friend to see the sights. It's a crazy place, full of weirdos, tourists and tacky crap. But it's fun!

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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    Verlisia
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    3 Nov 06, 2013
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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    Jenn B
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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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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    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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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    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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  • Venice Beach
    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 BeachPro 2014
    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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  • 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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  • Venice Beach
    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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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    Richard
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    4 Apr 02, 2014

    One of the most popular beach and definite a must visit. Lots of free street performing and the famous muscle beach, the beach isn't idea for surfer but it good for family and couple.

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  • Venice Beach
    Julia
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    2 Jan 20, 2014

    This place is famous. So it's worth seeing, but personally I didn't want to spend much time there, cause Venice beach is dirty and full of homeless people (even though I really do not have something against them). It just felt a bit awkward beeing there.

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4.0 out of 5
174 members' reviews
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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