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But early morning and throughout you get a really good picture of homelessness in LA. Surprising as Santa Monica is 10min walk up and is quite clean, still, if you’re a skate buff it’s a place to come see
For some reason, I fell in love here! I love skate culture, always have. I'm terribly sad that I did not get to see Venice Beach when Todd Ray had his Freakshow here, that would have been one of my dreams come true! So that...More
Venice Beach was full of... oddballs. Quite a high homeless population, lots of very eccentric art stalls. Most of the shops on the beachfront were tattoo parlours and tshirt shops, not many places to eat. The beach is beautiful but the street front was not...More
Lovely holiday earlier this year however felt the need to write this review after finally getting round to it - believe that this could be a better place could it be looked after a bit more by tourists.
We were in Los Angeles and planned to see Venice Beach. We used Expo line Metro to come to culver city terminus. After that we came out to catch 33 bus to Venice Beach. It took 1.25hrs to reach the stop Sunset from Hollywood.
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
happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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There's some paid parking spots, or you can find some in certain streets. Honestly. The paid parking isn't that expensive, so I would personally just take it - less of a headache. There's plenty between Venice and Santa... More
There's some paid parking spots, or you can find some in certain streets. Honestly. The paid parking isn't that expensive, so I would personally just take it - less of a headache. There's plenty between Venice and Santa Monica ( that's nearby ) - if there's non in VB ( which I doubt ) just take one in SM and drive those bird scooters ( super cheap fun app ) to venice.