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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...

Anything and everything on this famous concrete strip - from hippies to skateboarders, you will see it all here.

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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

Reviewed 6 days ago
John R
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank John R
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The inland side of the boardwalk has head shops, medical marijuana doctors, American Indian goods, tattoos, a good Chinese (legit) massage parlor. The seaside is a long line of locals, often indigent, who line up each morning for space. They offer artwork, henna tattoos, There are regular breakdance performances. It's relatively safe--there's usually a pretty good police presence, but watch... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking at a meter down from the beach, we were happy to see it accepted credit cards. Entered the boardwalk by some skateboarders and headed right for the ocean. Beautiful and surprisingly clean beach. The Boardwalk did not disappoint! Bodybuilders with amazing commitment, a Psychic smoking outside her tent, a piano player with talent, crazy loud R rated rap music... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many of the other reviews got this right, fun for adults just to say you were there, but once is enough. Homeless, drugs, medical marijuana evaluation?, bong shops etc. Parked in the main parking lot 11AM (not too busy) and walked the boardwalk up to Muscle Beach. Saw some crossfit dudes on the beach area showing off and a model... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My only regret about going to this place is that I did not have enough time. What a great place to spend some time. I wanted to stay longer and rent a bike just hang around. I did walk the boardwalk and out to the pier but had to hurry back. There are lots of places to eat...mostly hot dogs.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Boardwalk is iconic, and for first time travelers a must-visit. There is plenty to see and do, and the people watching is plentiful. As a local, it's not a place to frequent, but to give travelers a sense of it, it's certainly a destination I'd bring first time visitors to.

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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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