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Venice Beach (California)
Venice Beach (California)

Venice Beach (California)

381 reviews
Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Park, Beach, Popular
Ranked #1 in Venice things to do
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  • 9.8
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.0
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1905 Ocean Front Walk, CA
(310) 306-6001
http://www.venicebeach.com/
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Venice has always been known as a hangout for the creative and the artistic. In the 1950s and 60s, Venice became a center for the Beat generation. There was an explosion of poetry and art. Major ... Read more
participants included Stuart Perkoff, John Thomas, Frank T. Rios, Tony Scibella, Lawrence Lipton, John Haag, Saul White, Robert Farrington and Philomene Long. Venice is today a vibrant area of Southern California and it continues a tradition of progressive social change involving prominent Westsiders.

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Local from Los Angeles

Venice beach is probably the most interesting place you will find in LA... There is a wide variety of people from all walks of life. There is a ton of charm in the city itself, with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants. Some amazing shopping destinations can be found, just try to avoid the boardwalk stores. I wouldn’t say that Venice beach (actual beach) is a family friendly area since it’s a little sketchy and a little dirty. But if you stay inland just a little, the surrounding area is really beautiful!

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Westmont

What an adventure this is ! Beautiful views. All kinds of different people. Never disappoints !

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Very touristy but a definite must to check out with all the venice crazies roaming around. This part of the beach is more for walking and hanging around and NOT going into the water (dirty).

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Local from Los Angeles

The Venice Boardwalk is filled with a conglomeration of people engaged in a hodgepodge of activity having minimal redeeming qualities - rather like New Orleans' Bourbon Street but lacking Bourbon Street's fine restaurants, jazz or Mardis Gras celebration. But, the sunsets can be gorgeous.

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Lewiston

A really fun vibe with a beautiful clean beach. Warm water once you get used to it.

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A very fun artistic famous place where you can watch performers on the street, shop and eat.

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Pretoria

Loved the vibe and eclectic people. Great bars ans restaurants nearby. Remember to walk the canals and visit the marina.

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A walk along the Promenade at Venice Beach has been a must-do for visitors to LA for many decades. Be sure to take your camera, because you'll see amazing costumes, people from all over the world, entertaining activities, lots of art, all kinds of international foods and fun bars and eateries. Be sure to bring sunblock or a cool hat, so you can relax on the beach or under the palm trees. It will be a truly unforgettable experience.

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Local from Los Angeles

A must go location if you are around LA with a lot of outdoor performers and interesting characters. Lot of shops that are more for tourists.

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Local from Greater Los Angeles

I go here once a week. It's a place for all ages. 420 friendly. Lots of art work. Nice walk along the board walk. We grab a bite to eat. I don't go in the water though. On My my feet. The water is filthy

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Port Hueneme

Love this place! You can never get tired of seeing strange and unique walks of life here! I enjoy taking my kids who are 11 and 15, we always come home with something new and it really opens their eyes to art with all the vendors trying to make a buck. The parking sucks ass but it sort of gives you peace of mind knowing that it's in decent hands when you pay a pretty penny to park in the car lots. I usually pay 30-40 bucks.

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Washington, D.C.

Very interesting place to check out. Good low key food options, a skate bowl to watch adults and kids bike, blade and skate and inevitably a few wipeouts. Street vendors will totally try to suck you in with sketchy deals to make some money but you can find some cool stuff, very cute clothes especially. I love renting a bike in Santa Monica and biking all the way through Venice and back. You're pretty close to the beach the whole time just watch out for inconsiderate fellow bikers and even some pedestrians that like to walk in the middle of the biking lanes

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Bronx

Such a beautiful view, wonderful people, my cousin and I rented bikes and went on a mission

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San Francisco

A must when visiting LA. Lots of places to shop, eat, or just relax on the beach. Filled with culture.

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Local from Venice

Take some towels and get a few hours of Vitamin D. Ive even seen dolphins body surfing in the waves there... amazing!

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los angeles

It's kinda of a hipster kind of vibe at the beach. Lot's of vendors and little places to grab a bite.

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Local from Los Angeles

If you want to feel like the normal one in the bunch come here...this location is known for its hilarious population of inhabitants and will surely keep you entertained. If you enjoy walking and popping into stores, i would definitely give this hippie spot a visit. the only thing is that it usually isn't the safest area so make sure to be careful if with children/animals.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

Venice Beach is super fun! Walk the boardwalk and take in the sights. You'll see rollerbladers, fire-eaters, magicians, hippy drum circles, surfers, etc.

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East Falmouth

This area is a great spot to explore and watch people! Just make sure to pack lots of sunblock and a bathing suit :) Have Fun!

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Dnipropetrovsk

Best attraction on Venice Beach is the sunset! Once you're in Los Angeles, check sunset time, come here and enjoy! You might see dolphins and enjoy the low low sun...

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