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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.

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Always dreamed...

I've always dreamed of coming here, seen in many movies and TV Shows... First, parking is not to bad, I found Free parking (I had a very small car) but paid paying was only 10... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Venice Beach is fun, exciting and crazy all in one. Be sure to visit with an open mind. Venice is the place where anything goes and you will meet people from all walks of life. Street parking is usually always full so you will need to pay for parking in the manned parking lots its usually a one off fee... More 

Thank JessMTATravel
Bribie Island, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing to write home about... But its iconic. The basketball courts, the outside gym, muscle bound over tanned men and women on roller blades. I had the best taco bowl from a little hole in the wall vendor.... Luckily I speak Spanish though, or I would have had a major communication worry!

Thank saritamiranda83
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've always dreamed of coming here, seen in many movies and TV Shows... First, parking is not to bad, I found Free parking (I had a very small car) but paid paying was only 10 bucks, lots of space! Walked a few blocks to the boardwalk... All kinds of people are there, if you go early enough you get to... More 

Thank Ariq819
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time here. We went with one other couple.The view was beautiful, the ocean clean. The boardwalk itself is very interesting. A lot of different characters. Muscle Beach was okay. The shops pretty much all had the same thing to sell and the smell of marijuana was everywhere.

Thank Elena V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying at The Doubletree by Hilton Suites we had the option of taking their free buggy around Santa Monica and decided on a lift to Venice Beach. En route the driver quoted the title of this review adding that you could get anything. see any type of person and we should not be surprised by anything we saw or heard.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 2nd time in Venice and it's just as quirky as it's ever been! You really feel like you're in a different world there. The characters that you come across along the board walk are very interesting and sometimes entertaining. I think everyone needs to visit if they can!

Thank Elleare
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lots of fun awaits one at venice beach, we rode bikes and later on there is a group of bike riders with beautiful lights and music, i would go again

Thank ebonyivory2020
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An area of Los Angeles that is both artsy, old school that is transforming into a now ever increasing high end area with an array of stores and restaurant and cafes that is changing the landscape. Great independent stores and the beach is simple and easy and nice to walk on.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Venice Beach is always the place to people watch! it is such a collection of electic people and their pets and skateboards and skates and arts and talents, you are bound to see about anything and everything! Only see is to park and you can enjoy the beach, sand and surf and watch the people go by, plus there are... More 

Thank HGF001
East Jutland, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is worth a visit. Don't expect glamor or greatness. It's local people, artists with everything from trash to worth buying. It's a freindly atmosphere. A mix of homeless, scaters, basketball players, bodybuilders and foodstands. It,s an hour or two of new impressions.

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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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