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Go if you must, but if you have anything else to do - well, I'd do that first. I've been going here on and off for over 50 years. This used to be a fun place, but now its homeless people and dopers and its...More
Best people watching on the West Coast. Venice Beach is always fun. Between the bums, body builders and bikini babes there is always something fun to see at Venice Beach. Walk , roll or bike...the boardwalk, its a blast.
The smell is horrendous! Homeless people everywhere. Actually living and have made hits on the beach and all around. The stores are junky and seem shady. Peddlers everywhere. Least favorite beach on our California beach list.
This area stands in such contrast to the rest of Los Angeles and is really laid back. People here are really chilled and dressed only in bikinis or shorts. The beach is good and the water is warm. Really enjoyed this break from L.A., but...More
This beach is fun with lots of activities. I love the boardwalk. The only bad thing is the young people that flood in at night to smoke and skateboard and smoke some more. I advise leaving before nightfall.
Some of the shine has gone since I first visited here...back in 1973! Still a few six-packs but mostly pedallers and pedlars - selling tacky wares. Sand could be better groomed too. But still an experience.
I finally got to visit the famous Venice Beach October 4th and was somewhat disappointed with the environment. There's way too many homeless people living in tents and folks who "seemed" to be on drugs. Outside of this, it's a great place to take a...More
Lots of golden sand and the skate park was popular. Buildings along the front are old dilapidated with rubbishy tourist shops. Few choices of food and public toilets are atrocious! We were sorry we went there.
I was talked into going to Venice beach by my friends. It has been a few years since I last visited this beach. It's definitely seedy and thoroughly touristy yet we still had fun. I felt like I needed hand sanitizer once we left here....More
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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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
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 Monica ( that's nearby ) - if there's non in VB ( which I doubt ) just take one in SM and drive those bird scooters ( super cheap fun app ) to venice.