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Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
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+1 888-527-2757
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to...

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this Venice beach very attractive street performers everywhere skateboarders practising in their fortress some of them very talented few good restaurants

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John R
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seriously, it is an experience! The people the places are like no where else but thoroughly enjoyable.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I personally was not too impressed with the beach or the boardwalk. There is a lot of "riff raft" here. It's okay to watch clever street performers, trying to make a few bucks but in general it's dirty and absolutely not the best beach to visit in L.A. The sand is dirty, it's crowded and there re so many better... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looks kinda run down in some areas. A lot of tourist trinket/t-shirt shops, burger/hot dog/ice cream stands dot the blvd. A pervading mixture of eclectic personalities livens up the area; but the constant onslaught of cons selling fake cd's took the fun out of walking down the boardwalk. This is not an area I'd return to.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Venice Beach Boardwalk is something you must see if you're visiting, there's always interesting people around and plenty to see. It can be very crowded though and hard to get parking.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found the whole Venice beach area to be very tacky and didn't stay around all that long. Walked from the Santa Monica Pier and was glad to get back there and enjoy sunset from the pier.

Thank DougandAl
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Venice Beach Boardwalk it's a nice walk. It's wasn't easy for me to find parking. It's a bit busy because there are people who are walking, skating, or biking so you always have to watch out for people. There are shops many shops and places to eat. There is a bodybuilders working out there, there are basketball games going on,... More 

Thank xtine352
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We had so many recommendations for Venice beach, so we visited in conjunction with Santa Monica pier. Venice beach boardwalk is so diverse, and there are so many talented people sharing their artwork, music and sporting skills.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Venice beach boardwalk has gone down hill over the years and seriously lacks atmosphere these days. As its iconic from appearing in so many movies and TV series its ok for a look and a stioll to say you have been there, but seriously it has lost a lot of its atmosphere and impact and vibrant vibe that it... More 

Thank Bj L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here. Saw more diversity, weird people/things than in any other place in my life. Interesting place to visit once for sure. We went in March and it was cold and extremely foggy so we did not have the views of the Pacific Ocean I would have liked. Did not do any shopping as everything look pretty cheap/crafty. Lots... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this Venice beach very attractive street performers everywhere skateboarders practising in their fortress some of them very talented few good restaurants

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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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