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    Local Culture
  • 81%
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  • 77%
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  • 71%
    Budget Travelers
  • 63%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 61%
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  • 56%
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  • 56%
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  • VeniceAmbassadorPro 2014
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    I love Venice. Cool vibes, surf, stretches of gorgeous beach, bars & shops. The boardwalk is sure to amaze you, performers & weirdness that makes it so fantastic!

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersLocal CultureTrendsters
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    Had a great time here. We went to the beach and walked the boardwalk.

    Later we found a great spot to view the sunset and eat pretzels.

    Want to come back next fall.

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    One of my favorite places! Such a crazy atmosphere with never a dull moment. The beach performers are always entertaining and it's a great way to get some unique hand made art.

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  • Venice

    What can I say. I prefer the other Venice--- you know the one that's sinking. Venice here -- is iconic but has been overrun by douchebaggery, drunken madness and ornery homeless people. Breathe in the smell of urine and regret. At least you're close to the ocean.

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  • Venice

    Great place to people sight see & shopping the boardwalk ;) one of the beaches where I know you've heard, don't get in the water.. so if your looking for a dip in the water further west like any of the Mailbu beaches or further east like Redondo & Hermosa

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  • VenicePro 2014
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    Although Venice has virtually no reminders of the era, it was, along with North Beach, San Francisco and Greenwich Village, New York, a center of the Beat Generation in the 1950s and 1960s. 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.

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    It's what everyone thinks Los Angeles is from TV. Great place for people watching. Not the easiest place to get to, but well worth it.

    Surfing is pretty good here as well if the conditions are right.

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    I lurvvvvvvved venice...Never spent 1$ there.and had a great time just walking around talking to people...Just fascinating

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  • VenicePro 2014
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    Venice is the hippie neighborhood of Los Angeles. There are many shops and restaurants, which are based along Venice Beach. The smell of marijuana is palpable, and there are many hemp shops within the area. Also, there are druggies hovering in and out of Venice, so it's not the safest place at night. However, if you want a change from the flashiness of L.A., then this is the place to be.

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    This place is crazy! Especially on weekends. Walk up from Washington all the way to Santa Monica pier, it's a good amount of walking, but all the crazy will keep you distracted

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    A fun hippie corner in Venice filled with vintage clothing and furniture.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersBudget TravelersTrendstersLocal Culture
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    Great place to rent bikes, hang with the local hipsters on Abbott Kinney and soak it all in

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  • VenicePro 2014
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    One of the most eclectic spots in America.

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    Beautiful!!

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    The Fig Tree for breakfast...

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  • Venice

    Beach community with a great vibe. Lots of shops and good people watching along the ocean.

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Conceived and built by an investor and perhaps one of the few cities to have been built as an entertainment complex, Venice, California was originally a replica of the Italian city, yes, including the canals. A few waterways survive today, although most have been filled in to make roads. The 50s and 60s brought the Beat Generation to Venice, while activist Black Panthers also made it a home. Today, Venice Beach and its quirky Boardwalk make a great place to walk, bike, and feast your eyes on bodybuilders, henna tattoo artists, psychics, bowling ball jugglers, and many, many more.

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