Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Los Angeles

3.7
#1 of 44 in Outdoors in Los Angeles
The southern Californian community of Venice has for decades been famous for its vibrant subcultures and offbeat way of living, and Venice Beach and Boardwalk is no exception. One of Los Angeles’ most legendary spots, the beach is packed with people from all walks of life. Stroll along the boardwalk to pass numerous street performers, food stalls, and artists selling their wares. You can also watch anglers on the fishing pier, surfers battling the swell, and some of LA’s fittest residents working out at Muscle Beach. Make sure you leave enough time to sunbathe on the soft sand and dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean. A visit to Venice Beach and Boardwalk represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Los Angeles trip builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • I love Venice Beach. I could go there every single day. The weather is beautiful...a lil chilly in evening. The people are friendly. There's tons of entertainment for the whole family. You can shop an...  more »
  • This beach area is known for its hippy element with many of the local people having stalls and " shops " selling a variety of cheaper goods. The value of some of the goods for sale is questionable but...  more »
  • This was an amazing trip I loved the beach so much the whether was so nice I felt so relaxed was a great trip.  more »
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  • We enjoyed this scenery by renting an electric step so we can move a little more quickly. There were a lot of people on the boardwalk at that time. You can pass by the skating rink, muscle beach and the long beaches. If you aren't in a hurry, you can also go to Santa Monica Pier from here, but then you will definitely need some faster transportation like a step or bike.
  • Watch out for the swindlers! There is a great Henna place that is very fair. He did great work and was very friendly. He had great prices too! He said he's been there for 17 years, sadly I did not get his name. He had very interesting art in his shop too.
  • Tons of cool shops and places to get food. Oh boy, this place left me totally relaxed. I loved walking around and seeing all the shops, and then putting my toes in the sand. There are a lot of healthy options to grab a bite to eat. I recommend walking a little further to Cafe Gratitude. This place is also great for people watching.
  • Took a little family trip here with my family of four & younger brother and sister. We arrived early in the morning and unknowingly to me that this happens daily, it was a bunch of homeless people everywhere & by noon the beach totally changed into the pictures I saw while planning our mini vacation. The beach was nice but didn’t enjoy the homeless guy screaming cuss words while I walked with my 4 year old daughter and 1 year old son. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone with young children or at least get there about 2 or 3 pm. The shops were nice and food was great I enjoyed it.
  • The World famous Venice Beach Boardwalk is not to be missed. If you are visiting the Los Angeles area, you owe it to yourself to come to Southern California’s number one visitor attraction. Stretching about one a half miles along the manicured sands of the Pacific Ocean, the boardwalk is a large part of what makes Venice unique! Rent a bike and ride as far as you can. This 2.5 kilometer boardwalk has a bike path, rollerskaters and skateboard ramps. Venice beach is also famous for muscle beach an open site gym.

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