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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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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt519 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
It is just okay if compared with other popular attractive piers like Santa Monica Pier. However, the beach itself the whole neighborhood, and the beach walk are stunning.
Written 2 February 2024
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MrGaucho1987
Santa Barbara, CA1,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As piers go, the Venice pier is not particularly remarkable. There are nice restaurants at its base on Washington Street, but there is nothing on the pier itself. It's an easy and mostly level walk. The thing that gives the pier an extra star is that once you get out on it you have a sweeping view from Malibu to Ranch Palos Verdes. That's a whole lot of legendary SoCal beach to soak in. Don't miss the pier when you visit the Boardwalk and Canals.
Written 21 March 2020
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Gardengel-IoW
West Sussex, UK823 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Just a plain old concrete pier, it is longer that it looks from shore if you walk right to the end. There is of course the view back but that isnt up to much either.
Mainly fisherman using it and thats probably all its for
Written 1 March 2020
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MsAmandaGreene
Los Angeles, CA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Venice Beach and Pier are the essential LA must. Locals and tourists alike enjoy this area of Los Angeles. Get your Pacific Ocean experience here, avoid the hassles of crowded Santa Monica. Plus there is already a new mural of Kobe Bryant.
Written 18 February 2020
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This beautiful pier is iconic, and a really great place to stroll. It has nice views and is a wonderful pier.
Written 25 January 2020
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Paul B
Reading, MA1,301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Business
Nice walk out to grab a view of Venice Beach. Walked down towards Muscle Beach. Ate at the Whaler near pier. Food was very good. Got Whaler Burgers.
Written 2 December 2019
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Norjeff2
West Orange, NJ1,942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Nice to watch the sunset and the surfers. Occasionally see a boat or two. There are no attractions or restaurants on the pier, just the pier itself. Give it 20 minutes. No fee to walk on.
Written 7 October 2019
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PlatinumHoney
Los Angeles, CA2,109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Close as you can get to the ocean without getting wet, this portal for all people Venice attracts a diverse and interesting crowd, from families fishing with chairs set up, to half naked folks parading their tattoos and toned bodies, to off-beat clothing styles and unusual attire, it’s a good spot to see Venice sans retail. Go visit the ocean. Free to all.
Written 4 October 2019
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JacobPia
Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
LA, Palms, Venice. Its a dream.
One of the most well known spots in USA.
You have to fell vibe.
A lot of shops, restaurants etc.
Some homeless as well, but all ppl very kind and helpful.
Written 14 June 2019
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mrdom
6,496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
A no-frills pier with no attractions or shelter, so go late afternoon to see the fishers and surfers and the city bathed in light. Always busy.
Written 12 May 2019
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