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“Had a blast...fun place must see (bucket list)”
Review of Venice Beach

Venice Beach
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles
Ranked #38 of 588 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Hey...this is an iconic place, got some great photos of all the interesting people. Did not do the bike think since really the frontage area of the shops was more interesting. Everything from trinkets to painting can be found. Okay let's talk parking...avoid those guys with big signs saying public parking, we paid 30 bucks and just down the street near the beach was 9 bucks and realistic public parking. We got toasted on parking but everything else was great. One more thing for those city type of people...take your flip flops to trudge across the hot sand to the beach, and your regular walking shoes for the boardwalk. Have Fun...We did!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We spent a day at Venice Beach, interacting with the many local characters, vendors, artists and musicians along the boardwalk. There are some nice shops and restaurants. We were lucky enough to see a tv show being filmed on the beach. We were talking to some of the extras and actors, and one had grown up in Nashvlle, where we are from. There were some homeless people sleeping under the trees, but nowadays you will see that most everywhere. We never felt that we weren't safe and there were uniformed police officers visible. The beach is huge and it is quite a walk to the ocean. If you know the history of Venice, CA, you know that there were canals, instead of roads. We parked our car in a lot off one of these old paved over roads. The curb was exceptionally tall and the road was very narrow. Venice Beach was one of the highlights to my L.A. trip.

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I enjoyed my time at Venice, it's a very different place. The shops and people are very interesting, and you also have nice dinning spots. People are always doing shows and all sorts of things, which makes it fun.

Thank amonge89
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

I would have to say that people watching here is pretty great. Just like the rest of LA the wealth gap is extremely prevalent. DO NOT GO IN THE WATER!!! Everyone advises against it, just don't do it and don't let your kids go in

Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We loved Venice Beach. We walked from Santa Monica Beach to Venice (about a 20 minute walk on the bike path), and stumbled into the many artisans and musicians that line the walkway through Venice. Their colorfully painted hippie style vans greet you here as well. This was my favorite part, since it seemed artsy, urban and authentic. As you get much further down the walkway, shops crop up that are more souvenir based, and there are far more tourists. We did not care for this part of Venice as much, but still I would recommend it.

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