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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90291
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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Self-Guided Santa Monica Tour in a California Roadster Rental
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles
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Small Group Beaches Highlights Tour of Los Angeles

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Watching the waves crash on the beach is peaceful and relaxing

We only had a couple of hours to visit Venice beach on Sunday, January 29th. So we skipped muscle beach area and stayed on the beach between the pier and S Venice Blvd. (We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Clarington, Ontario
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking along Venice beach was amazing the view and the sunset was simply breathe taking, loved it...

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to watch the sunset. The sky here transforms itself during sunset. The place has lot of great vibes and is a different experience from the nearby Santa Monica beach. There are also pubs and restaurants along the promenade next to the beach. We loved our visit here and was reminded about the beaches in Goa, India. Parking can... More 

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Clarington, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only had a couple of hours to visit Venice beach on Sunday, January 29th. So we skipped muscle beach area and stayed on the beach between the pier and S Venice Blvd. (We walked down from Venice Canals). My son wanted to play in the water and I wanted to enjoy the waves crashing on the beach. Reading Tripadvisor... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Venice beach is the place to go when you are down to earth, lots of shops and fun things to do, it is also dog friendly and you will come across some artists and smell weed coming from somewhere.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Venice Beach is fun, exciting and crazy all in one. Be sure to visit with an open mind. Venice is the place where anything goes and you will meet people from all walks of life. Street parking is usually always full so you will need to pay for parking in the manned parking lots its usually a one off fee... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing to write home about... But its iconic. The basketball courts, the outside gym, muscle bound over tanned men and women on roller blades. I had the best taco bowl from a little hole in the wall vendor.... Luckily I speak Spanish though, or I would have had a major communication worry!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've always dreamed of coming here, seen in many movies and TV Shows... First, parking is not to bad, I found Free parking (I had a very small car) but paid paying was only 10 bucks, lots of space! Walked a few blocks to the boardwalk... All kinds of people are there, if you go early enough you get to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time here. We went with one other couple.The view was beautiful, the ocean clean. The boardwalk itself is very interesting. A lot of different characters. Muscle Beach was okay. The shops pretty much all had the same thing to sell and the smell of marijuana was everywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staying at The Doubletree by Hilton Suites we had the option of taking their free buggy around Santa Monica and decided on a lift to Venice Beach. En route the driver quoted the title of this review adding that you could get anything. see any type of person and we should not be surprised by anything we saw or heard.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 2nd time in Venice and it's just as quirky as it's ever been! You really feel like you're in a different world there. The characters that you come across along the board walk are very interesting and sometimes entertaining. I think everyone needs to visit if they can!

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Venice
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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