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Venice Beach

1905 Ocean Front Walk, CA
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  • 87%
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  • 82%
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  • 80%
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  • 66%
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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
    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
    Verlisia
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    3 Nov 06, 2013
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  • Venice Beach
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    5 Oct 19, 2013
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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
    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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  • Venice BeachPro 2014
    Hanae
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    5 Jun 12, 2014
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  • Venice Beach
    Salim Hamid
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    5 Dec 12, 2013
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  • Venice Beach
    Garrett Hunter
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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 Beach
    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 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 Beach
    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 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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  • 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,

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  • Venice Beach
    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 20, 2013

    Of all places I'd planned to visit while in L.A., this was the one I was most looking forward to and I absolutely LOVED it. If I were going to live anywhere else in the US, I'd want to live in Venice Beach. Someone once described it to me as seeming like you've come to the end of the world. I think that's the most apt description of it EVER.

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  • Venice Beach
    Tiffany G
    5 Sep 01, 2013

    There's always something going on here! From the sunset drum circles to the regular Venice Icons, come to Venice Beach for some great people watching, shop for some cheap sunglasses and souvenirs, and enjoy the ocean breeze!

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4.0 out of 5
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10,816 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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