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Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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Boutique shops, restaurants and great vibe!

This street reminds me of what Chestnut Street in San Francisco was like 10 or more years ago. Rents are way up here but it has not been homogenized by chain stores yet. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Why do people say it's long and needs to be broken up? It's about six blocks of shops and food. If you've been to Seattle, Portland, or any somewhat sizable city I can think of, you've seen most of these products/stores. It's a perfectly lovely street to go get a $186 pre-distressed sweatshirt (really - saw that), or what is... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This street reminds me of what Chestnut Street in San Francisco was like 10 or more years ago. Rents are way up here but it has not been homogenized by chain stores yet. Great selection of boutiques, unusual clothes, awesome shoe store so artistic, the best pizza place in LA, coffee house, lots of people, bicyclists, so much to see...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what a great place to while away a few hours...meandering the boutiques, eating some of the best ice cream i have tasted outside of Sicily, eating a great meal in The Butchers Daughter, picking up some of the best cards "I cared..then I didnt!' was my fave! From a an amazing organic supermarket to some of the best donuts its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Abbot Kinney is today what Melrose used to be, just better, cleaner and much more original. The street is full a small, individual shops, cute stores, great healthy restaurants and beautiful little houses. The crowd is very boho-chique, trendy yet down to earth, very LA. Great shopping and great people watching.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These several blocks packed with hip, funky (and expensive) shops and restaurants is a fun place to stroll. You can enjoy and afternoon away from the beach, window shopping, people watching and stopping for a coffee or ice cream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we rode our bikes from Santa Monica and spent some time wandering down this street. We loved it all the great restaurants and cafes and shops made a lovely morning out. We even came back a second time to eat.

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in Venice with my 20-something daughter. After a fantastic Sunday brunch at Rose Cafe, we strolled down Abbot Kinney and popped into whatever store caught our fancy. We loved that there is such a mix of places... homegoods, clothing, food... and a mix of prices from high-end to thrifty. Capped it all off with a delicious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

An eclectic group opt restaurants and stores that are fun to explore and super food to discover. Lots of people to watch and meet and lots of places to hang out at during the day or night. One of my favourite streets in LA for sure.

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

a once funky artsy and great street about to totally gentrify. get there before all the chain stores do. good gift shops, restos clothing and coffee shops. it's a great girls afternoon out if u r looking for something different

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

... and hang out eating amazing donuts and browsing awesome stores along Abbot Kinney. I loved the mix of stores, interspersed with selfie ready street art back drops. This street has real character!

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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 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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