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“Venice Beach”
Review of Venice Beach

Venice Beach
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Full-Day Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour from Anaheim
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles
Ranked #36 of 560 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
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“Venice Beach”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Wow! I have always seen the famous Venice Beach on TV. I pictured it as being a Whole Foods/Sprouts, eclectic type beach community, only to find homeless, drug addicts and pan handlers all around the beach. Not to mention the stench of urine and trash laying around. It was such a big disappointment. Hollywood has truly glamorized it in their movies. Its too bad. I will never bother returning. I'm heading to Huntington Beach now. Hopefully that's a better place.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not so good beach.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

been to this place. the people were of not that good quality the stores in the shorelines will scare you. the beach was fantastic. we didnt see people playing music in the street though. new port beach is much better than this though.

Visited July 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A variety of unique people.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Venice Beach is high energy. Despite being a beach, I didn't see or even think about swimming. The street performers, artists, skaters and people in general will keep you occupied for the day. There is some cool graffiti all around the beach and tons of affordable art to buy from the street vendors. Don't be surprised if your offered weed prescriptions--there are no shortage of weed doctors along the walk. The vibe is fantastic. Bring a carrying bag along because I would be shocked if you left empty handed.

I would have to say it is apparent that this attraction is a daytime attraction and I wouldn't think about going at night as I can imagine the sorts that would lurk around a unique place like this.

Visited September 2013
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Santa Cruz, New Mexico, United States
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“A real smorgasbord of culture”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you want a taste of the culture of Los Angeles and its people, check out this place. There is quite a variety of booths, restaurants, and grass roots entertainment. You will not be disappointed, in fact, you will be amazed.

Visited August 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“So dirty.”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A good friend lived in Venice for most of our college years. The first time we walked our dogs there it seemed like a good idea until we realized the number of homeless, drug addicts, street vendors and general deadbeats that harass you. And don't get caught there after dark! If you're visiting and want to just say you've seen it, go mid-day on a week-day - outside of that be cautious and careful!

Visited May 2014
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