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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles
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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“muscle beach” (748 reviews)
“people watching” (528 reviews)
“santa monica” (531 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Los Angeles, CA 90291
Venice
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"muscle beach"
in 748 reviews
"people watching"
in 528 reviews
"santa monica"
in 531 reviews
"street performers"
in 294 reviews
"skateboard park"
in 99 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 187 reviews
"medical marijuana"
in 98 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 107 reviews
"board walk"
in 93 reviews
"bike path"
in 91 reviews
"interesting people"
in 93 reviews
"walks of life"
in 62 reviews
"abbot kinney"
in 63 reviews
"great place to people watch"
in 61 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 76 reviews
"boardwalk"
in 933 reviews
"skateboarders"
in 223 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

This beach is beautiful and huge and has proper sandy sand. That was lovely. But the other stuff around it is a bit of a disappointment. No trendy cafe with a view of the beach that I could find. I think businesses could really develop...More

Thank EvitaKnits
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Reviewed today

We've traveled all over the world and one thing that is for certain is people either love or hate Venice Beach, CA. Current home of Muscle Beach, which I'm glad hasn't been torn down, former home of bohemians such as Jim Morrison, Venice has a...More

Thank MarriedNoChildren
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of people, lots of vendors, lots of restaurants, lots of sand. We took a tour to reach this beach and only got to visit for 45minutes. It was a Sunday afternoon, so very busy. We wanted to experience the atmosphere and see the Pacific...More

Thank C4Life
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had to walk the Venice Beach Boardwalk and I shouldn’t have been surprised by the Marijuana Marketing.... Took the Oceanfront Walk and had a delicious smoothie at muscle beach. Such an interesting place!

Thank Nicki S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most crowded and visited beaches of LA. It has the famous Muscle beach and the walk along the beach is amazing. Absolutely good vibes. A lot of sports fields (volleyball, basketball, tennis, gym) and the view during sunset is just...More

Thank Bayram T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

People review this and love it and take their kids but I certainly wouldn’t. Full of homeless and places offering weed and really seedy. Not even clean. Certainly has character if you like that sort of thing. Lots of security riding around which speaks volumes...More

Thank Morag O
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Iconic beach to visit to experience California. It's not a nice clean beach to go lay on and enjoy water . It's a place you visit to see quirky people. Artists and street performers . It's best to visit on the weekend for full experience....More

Thank elizabeth s
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in Santa Monica, rented bikes and rode to Venice Beach. It was the highlight of our 4 day trip. Me and my 13 Year old daughter enjoyed watching the street performers, enjoyed lunch and a wonderful margarita right on the beach. There is...More

Thank DESYLAY123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So it’s not your run of the mill place you might set out to for entertaining your kids. Life is very real here. Kids exist here too and can have a great time. It takes awareness and being an adult for your kids to have...More

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we went and had a look was surprised by the amount of homeless people in area but they were friendly. I prefer Santa Monica but Venice beach is a lot cheaper

Thank heather w
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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
...More
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flyboy2845
12 April 2018|
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Response from KAHLJH | Reviewed this property |
There are definitely a lot of homeless people in Venice Beach. However, I did not perceive a sanitation issue. The beach itself appeared to be fine. Having said that, though, I couldn't wait to get out of there. It was... More
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flyboy2845
12 April 2018|
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Response from TravelerWise | Reviewed this property |
That’s a good question, I guess it depends on which area in Venice, how one looks and what people are hanging out. I never had an issue.
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Bbngoc
28 March 2018|
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Response from Jennifer-Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
yes! public restroom and showers available
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