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Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Los Angeles

Categories: Neighborhoods, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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3.7/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web
The southern Californian community of Venice has for decades been famous for its vibrant subcultures and offbeat way of living, and Venice Beach and Boardwalk is no exception. One of Los Angeles’ most legendary spots, the beach is packed with people from all walks of life. Stroll along the boardwalk to pass numerous street performers, food stalls, and artists selling their wares. You can also watch anglers on the fishing pier, surfers battling the swell, and some of LA’s fittest residents working out at Muscle Beach. Make sure you leave enough time to sunbathe on the soft sand and dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean. Use our Los Angeles vacation trip planner to add Venice Beach and Boardwalk and other attractions to your Los Angeles vacation plans.
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  • All kinds of interesting people, numerous tourist shops for those seeking t-shirts or other "I was there" stuff. Expensive food. Nice clean beach. Keep your wallet in a safe place. If your into weight...  read more »
  • Venice has a unique charm. The edge of the beach is great, with a large sandy beach, shops and restaurants with super charming, a nice atmosphere. I want to go back to spend more time. A good tip is to make the bike ride from Santa Monica to Venice Beach.
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  • Venice beach is a cool region of Los Angeles, near the Santa Monica and offers, besides clean beaches and sports facilities, good dining options.
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  • I ❤ Venice!! Warning: it gets pretty sketchy after sunset, after all the tourists leave, as lots of hippie-druggies call the beach home. But go during the day or on the weekend when there r lots of ppl walking around and it feels way safer and fun. There's a lot of dope "boho" and cali-style clothes&gift shopping at a great price at all the little shops. Eat at Danny's too, they have the BEST sliders and a good beer selection ;)
  • Incredible human zoo. They actually let the humans roam free throughout the boardwalk. At first I was nervous that there isn't a fence, but you get used to it quickly. They are mostly harmless as long as you don't try to take food from the hairier ones or wake up the ones sleeping on the beach. Truly a fascinating day. Take the whole family!
  • Nice little walk with some interesting faces to greet you. All walks of life come to enjoy the ocean, the sand and the boardwalk. The shops are fun, but sometimes they play overly loud music that actually drive customers away (like myself) because having a small child I rather spare her hearing than have her go deaf while I buy a few shirts or whatever. Tons of homeless, but 90% of them are well mannered and just looking for a little bit of change to buy something to curb their hunger. Parking can be a real pain depending on the day or time. I paid $15 before 10am and when I went back to my car just after 1pm the price was now $25!! That's crazy!!
  • Venic beach is a place everyone should visit at least once. Theor is a ecllectic vibe and beach, playgrounds, basketball, rawietball courts, bike riding, crazy people and food 😀
  • What a fun, eclectic place. My partner said that I wouldn't like it (I'm fairly critical of low-life and ne'er do wells) but found the people and activity inviting. I went to the Spring Festival and listened to a few good bands (and Mother Jones, a rare treat), ate some good stuff and filled my head with new visions and things to tell the folks back home. Wouldn't live here but will certainly visit again. The beach "playground" is a veritable adult festival of all things imaginable.
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