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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“muscle beach” (716 reviews)
“people watching” (500 reviews)
“santa monica” (510 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We struck a beautiful morning at Venice Beach and it was awesome. We walked from the pier down to the muscle beach and back. If driving try the meter parks as it is $1 USD per hour - good price. Worth a visit.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really fun place to ride bikes and people watch !!! Some beautiful homes !! Lots to do, walk to Santa Monica, rent bikes or sit on really huge beaches! Nice sunsets!!

Thank 605dawnf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach and love the atmosphere here. There are lots of things to see here muscle beach is a must. I love the energy here everyone is so laid back. There are lots of cheap places to shop here and vendors to get souvenirs. Beach...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've seen and heard of Venice beach in tons of movies. The arena itself seemed very run down, unkempt. The beach was beautiful, however garbages were overflowing. The beach seems to house many "beach bums", for a lack of better word. Many interesting characters in...More

Thank Meagan L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Didn't enjoy our stay at all. Was hassled a couple of times asking for donations, slice Of pizza for sexual favours. Not at all my idea of a "family" type place or vacation area for anyone.

Thank Neil2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family went on a Friday morning. It was very relaxing and quiet. I would recommend going on a weekday rather than a weekend as I've heard it gets really crowded on weekends.

Thank Binibini_M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a neat place to visit, but there were TONS of homeless people begging as you walked by! It is definitely a different world! People were fussing and arguing with each other! Lots of homeless and mentally unstable people! I did not enjoy my...More

Thank Brandi T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I grew up nearby and have always loved Venice Beach. Now I live in San Diego and still try to come up a few times a year to get my “fix” of Venice. So much to take in if you like to people watch. Also...More

Thank Geekette92064
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been here a few times it is so fun people watching.going for a swim and our bike rides we has so much fun.the lemonade freshly made you got to try.we will be back miss it

Thank Branko D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Venice is a charming town with many shops, cafes and restaurants. Unfortunately, the homeless population is pretty bad. The canals are worth seeing. The beach is nice also.

Thank Peter F
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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25 November 2017|
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Response from Roving_Bill | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was pretty busy by 11am. Well worth a visit and lots to do & see whatever your poison is. Hope you have a good time!!
12 September 2017|
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Response from TravelAdam88 | Reviewed this property |
Well, first of all if you want to stay somewhere on the cheap, definitely go to the "Walk of Fame Hostel" on Hollywood Blvd. Book as soon as you know your dates! Tons of hot girls from all of the world.... you'll love, plus... More
7 August 2017|
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Response from Carl J | Reviewed this property |
If you are traveling and staying there, I suggest you keep valuables in the hotel safe. usually there is one in each room but, if not, they usually have a safe keeping place for guests. If walking on Venice Beach, as long... More