Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Los Angeles

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#1 of 24 in Parks in Los Angeles
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. A visit to Venice Beach and Boardwalk represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Los Angeles trip builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • October 4, 2017
    We walk, but from there to say it's unavoidable, may not be as much but if you have time, go there directly.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Angels Beach, walk your feet in the water, watch the surfers, and walk to santa monica and cross, skate park, the exteriors with muscles, massages $5.00 a gym which costs $10. but it's worth a $100. musicians, Buskers, there are Palm trees also go Street Abbey Kenney, nice shops, old pizza restaurant or we eat on the go... and get to the pier in santa monica, on the 3 th Street, and can be happen on a shoot discover e, t must not u the magnificent sunsets on the beach or the venice Pier, there is also little venice, footpath through channels and small bridges it is really beautiful. travel mother daughter. 6 days.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The stretch of sand is too big, we can't get to the water. We were passing through. The beach is beautiful, but there are a lot of people on the promenade selling qq thing and calling it art. I thought the trade pretty messed up. Thanks to meet, but has better beaches.
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  • June 21, 2017
    This is one of those few places that has not changed in decades, with the exception of changes in food establishments like the now ever-present Poke shops. Best time to come is in the morning - already bustling at 10:00am but not many food places are open. But, its the best time if looking for parking. Not much to do other than explore and take pictures of something of note to you.
  • June 26, 2017
    I loved it! There's many artists selling personal pieces, I wish I had more money because I was tempted to buy so much beautiful art there! Good food vendors, I had a fish taco and pistachio ice-cream and it was delicious. There's many booths and shops to stop at, great for souvenirs, jewelry, and nicnacs. Walking down Venice beach was one of my favorite things about my trip to California!
  • June 19, 2017
    I just love this place. Everyone practicing sports and cool environment. Graffities, food, drawings people skating everywhere, just kind of paradise :p Totally recommend to have a look at the skate park, pretty impressive if you like that. It's hard parking around there, I recommend to go to the residential streets. Hostels are great!!
  • July 9, 2017
    So nice to walk on the boardwalk. It's always beautiful. Bring a towel and hang out on the beach and watch the waves, smell the salt air and people watch. Parking can be $$$, so take uber. Lots of vendors and a great book shop.
  • May 31, 2017
    Rife with beach bums and the lingering smell of pot, the Venice Beach boardwalk is an iconic spot. Shops offered nothing remarkable and there were more people trying to get a buck out of you than Street performers, but as many will tell you that's what makes Venice Beach the icon it is today. While this attraction can be startling at first, it's a classic part of the larger Venice community and an interesting place to people watch. I'd recommend taking a peek and then exploring the rest of the city further.

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