Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Los Angeles

3.7
#1 of 55 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 went on a Sunday morning around 9am and it was perfect. I took a walk towards the shops and there were a few guys touting their wares but still felt pretty safe. Shops were overpriced though, as eve...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Crazy people walking around lots of tourists and oddballs. Lots of shops to visit The original world gym where Arnold used to train. Good hotel next door w bar and Restau on roof...  more »
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  • Venice Beach is a wonderful place for children and adults. It allows parents the luxury of watching young and older children frolic in the water right in front of them. It also provides a variety of entertainment such as skaters, basketball games, gymnastic performers, musical talent, and magicians at times. Bike and scooter rentals are offered at a minimal fee. A variety of eateries are provided along the sand line . Parking requires a minimal search for that "perfect" parking space... Unfortunately the public restrooms leave a lot to be desired. If you're going to utilize the restrooms, travel toilet seat covers are recommended.
  • This was a wonderful experience with the Wife. Very relaxed, comfortable, enjoyable & entertaining atmosphere. If you want to go to a nice beach & have a wonderful day go to Venice Beach. You'll definitely enjoy yourself. There's enough comedy for you to enjoy watching the different acts to watching a quick pick up game of basketball. Venice Beach looks just way its advertised on TV shows & movies.

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