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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
Phone Number: +1 310-399-2775
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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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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles

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Watching people here is the best thing to do

This place is teeming with all sorts of characters.Watching the skaters, baller and all the other peoples awesome. The only drawback is how much the place smells of pot. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

How to explain...busy, sunshine,dogs, skateboards, musicians, artists, surfers, ballers, weightlifters, hippies, lots of shops and places to eat, great for people watching. Anyone who is anyone is there, just embrace it..it's not Malibu..it's Venice...enjoy!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

South of the busier Santa Monica beach area, this beach is uncrowded, clean and safe. A good surfing location and close to good restaurants and other serices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really loved Venice Beach, was different and exciting to be there. Wouldn't step foot here after dark,but lively during the day!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even in the late fall, this place still has its rhythm! Blocks of folks living and selling stuff on the edge. "Artwork" of all kinds line the street, plenty of eateries, too. Stay on the Main Street and you'll be totally safe. The beach itself is very clean in spite of the homeless people have made this a refuge. If... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting place to visit due to the wide variety of people that are around, however after a few hours I found it a little boring. The beach is nice, but I preferred Santa Monica. It was a tick for the bucket list, as it was good to go to Muscle Beach, etc. but I wouldn't go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean, wide beach. Fun people to watch and interesting shops to go through. Lots of security. Found a two story restaurant with great views and amazing fish tacos!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my favourite thing we did in LA. Walked from Santa Monica pier down to the end of Venice beach and back to see the Sunset. We spent basically the whole afternoon into early evening here. Great chilled vibe. Good if you like skateboards and graffiti. Street sellers were selling hand crafted souvenirs at great prices. There were quite... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is teeming with all sorts of characters.Watching the skaters, baller and all the other peoples awesome. The only drawback is how much the place smells of pot. It is really overpowering at times and I would hate to have that conversation with children. It is a bit seedy in places and it is a bit adult compared with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Venice beach is my favorite place in LA. You always can find what to do here. A lot of restaurants, sport areas, funny people, weed shops)) just rent a bike and explore Venice beach and Santa Monica pier

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to be, even in end of November. The area has good vibes, good environment and lot of souvenirs places you can shop. Had good experience, recommend !

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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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