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Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Hollywood!
Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Average,average and fulk of homelles who are very poisonous.... Really this is that famous place? Old,dirty and ramshackle .... No dont go there visit other place....here is nothing to see....

Thank Vlk777alfa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our group loved the entertainment, shops, seasoned fruit, bike ride to Sani Monica pier. The food was awesome we all had something different. We wished we had more time to spend. We want to return and stay.

Thank Shawne D J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice beach, we enjoyed our time. The sunset view is awesome, but the sidewalk/bicycle line is partially filled with sand, I almost fall out from my bike when taking turns.

Thank Abdulaziz A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked through the Venice Beach area. Even though it was late morning when we visited, there was still quite a bit of sights to see, weight lifters, pickle ball players, skateboarders, cyclists. Here you will find everything from tattoo artists to Chinese massage, including...More

Thank Ottawatraveller547
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Venice Beach on our trip to LA - it is a place you have got to see. Skateboarding, basketball, cycling, weight lifting - all sorts going on and it really is a beautiful place. The buzz and atmosphere is just fantastic. That said, be...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Filled with tons of eye candy-Girls in bikinis roller skating, muscle bound guys weight lifting, henna body art, tons of items to remember your trip, music - of all kinds and best of all, every sort of non-traditional entertainment. Break-dancing, amazing physical feats - some...More

Thank swimmerNYC90803
Reviewed 5 days ago

I think if you're in LA for a month, go ahead, visit it, it's pretty interesting, but if you're here for less than two weeks, don't waste your time. There are plenty of other places in LA that are a must see. This place is...More

1  Thank valerie r
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Strollin the beach On Venice Beach is an extraordinary adventure. You never know what you’re going to see our run into. Lots of surprises and lots of fun. There are lots of restaurants to choose from right on the boardwalk at the beach.

Thank dkayec
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Venice Beach has been on my bucket list forever, so I was really excited to be able to visit. I shouldn't have been surprised, since I read reviews before I visited. Still, I had high expectations. I still wanted to be somewhat open-minded though. First...More

1  Thank Staci B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking down Venice Boardwalk felt like being in a movie, after all these years I had finally seen this lovely beach with my own eyes. The skate park was incredible with people of all skill levels having fun with an audience watching from the surrounds.

1  Thank Jazmin S
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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
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer-Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
There's some paid parking spots, or you can find some in certain streets. Honestly. The paid parking isn't that expensive, so I would personally just take it - less of a headache. There's plenty between Venice and Santa... More
July 15, 2018|
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Response from heather w | Reviewed this property |
Any time after 11am is ok but late afternoon is better. Weekends are busy but at least everything is opened then
July 15, 2018|
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Response from drink50fifty | Reviewed this property |
This is not a place for families... Venice Beach is a strange place and it’s not a family attraction.