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Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to skateboarders, you will see it all here.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Reviewed yesterday

The cosmopolitan ambiance of this walk is unique and entertaining. A wide variety of people all living their lives as they want.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Friar-1962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubby and I often go down to the Boardwalk for a stroll and sometimes lunch... we try to go during the week as weekends are so busy but still fun... lots of vendors selling mostly handmade items... paintings gadgets Knick knacks jewelry...fun to look...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Trudi G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of the boardwalk is residential homes and parts are with shops and restaurants. Not like a typical boardwalk in the sense it is mostly made of concrete sidewalks. Fun to people watch or gaze at the ocean. Parking can be expensive. People watching is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Venice Beach broad walk to accompany my wife who insisted on walking there from Santa Monica. Having ridden past it on rides along the excellent Los Angeles bike way I couldn’t let her go alone. It’s immediately obvious when one passes from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Whitefox100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend you do it just to see what the Venice boardwalk is when people talk about it. However, avoid the shops and don't get roped in to any street vendors/performers. If you want to enjoy the beach views and a nice bike ride...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank travelernotfound
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for us to go visit today. We had a two-year-old triplets that were nine years old a 16-year-old and two moms in our group. We felt pretty safe there’s a lot to do regarding pickle ball, basketball, racquetball, skateboarding, lots...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank amyh6711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along those beautiful beaches is an experience. The surroundings are not what we expected or imagined. A pity to see lots of homeless,drug addicts, strange performers,and an assortment of non-interesting stores along the shore.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LaurieDargent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun time just walking and looking at people and sights. The sun was hot but on occasion came a breeze from the water. Nice people everywhere. Great fun just to people watch.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rosa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boardwalk is a great walk from Venice to Santa Monica but I would do the Santa Monica part over the Venice section if I did it again. Since I visited two years ago it has become a lot dirtier and hasn’t been well maintained...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome board walk with lots of novelty store and street food! It’s heaven on a Saturday! Every walk of life can be found at this beach! Very exciting place indeed! Everybody was just having fun and it was great! I spent all day there!!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the
epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along
the boardwalk there are street performers and local
craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings,
souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of
visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting
enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders
do their tricks around the skate park. All of it
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Chris c
23 June 2019|
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Response from BevS586 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chris! It's a beautiful time of year to hang around the boardwalk! Lovely and warm, although one can't predict the wind. But on the whole, beautiful and sunny! Have a great trip!
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Cat E
1 February 2018|
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Response from jamesv8 | Reviewed this property |
As to boardwalks in California, most are not the same as our East Coast boardwalks with their amusement parks (think Coney Island). The closest is Santa Cruz which has an old fashioned amusement park. Santa Monica is an open... More
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Jessica F
10 January 2018|
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Response from jamesv8 | Reviewed this property |
Are you a people person, enjoy "different" folks, or are you shy and reclusive? Venice attracts "unique" individuals. Apartment rents are among the highest in the state, a one bedroom can exceed $2,500/mo. depending on how... More
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