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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.

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Venice outting!

Venice Beach the Mecca for fine art,individual talent,bodybuilding, street talent. Many movies and talent can be found here. ..for example Michel Collier was discovered on Venice... read more

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Lomita, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Usually so crowded with local thugs that it makes you very uncomfortable! Maybe early morning/afternoon but generally. ..STAY AWAY!

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Venice never dissappoints with its variety of interesting people, boardwalk and shops. On a nice day you see acrobats, people selling CDs, bikinis, people blessing pets. It's odd but fun

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Thank Mike M
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Venice Beach the Mecca for fine art,individual talent,bodybuilding, street talent. Many movies and talent can be found here. ..for example Michel Collier was discovered on Venice renouned comedian. Some fine eateries to choose from. No need to tell you about the gorgeous women who just swarms the beach. Jogging,cycling, skating,Rollerblade, camping, and much more....I have been to many beaches but... More 

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Thank Timothy B
Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are new to LA, this is a stalwart. Lots of fun people watching, muscle beach, descent pizza by the slice and cheap and cheerful vendors. Of course it is on the beach so roller skating or biking is a must! Many dogs and interesting humans. Beach culture at its best!

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Thank paulajeand
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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We spent our honeymoon in the L.A. area and visited a lot of beaches. Venice was by FAR our favorite. The culture, the activities, the people, all of it. Venice is by far the coolest spot on the coast!

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Thank Michelle S
Brisbane, Australia
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You can get here by train so don't do a tour like we did because you don't get enough time to explore or have a swim let alone eat. It's very busy and there are lots of market shops to buy souvenirs. The skate boarders are cool to watch as well.

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Thank Gloria M
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Unless you go to get weed, there really is no point in visiting Venice Beach The last few friends I took who insisted that they wanted to go, all wanted to leave almost immediately. Not to mention parking or pickpockets.....

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Thank Anita A
Royal Oak, MI
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach itself is nice. Lots of activity along the walking and biking paths. The smell of marijuana is everywhere and there are a lot of homeless people. If you're looking for something a little more family friendly I would recommend Santa Monica

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Thank tmaier1969
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heartbreaking to see so many homeless people! We walked along at around 8-9am for breakfast and saw countless amounts of people sleeping rough on the beach, living out of shopping trolleys. The beach and boardwalk are filthy, and tired looking. The majority of shops are tourist traps of t-shirt and magnets. An overall deprived area that needs help, would not... More 

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Thank Faith B
Norwich, United States
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always heard about Venice Beach and it was on the list of places to see! It was OK but the area was a little dirty and full of homeless. It was much nicer walking the 20 minutes down the beach to Santa Monica!

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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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