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“This place defines Hip!”
Review of Venice Beach

Venice Beach
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US$99.00*
and up
Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los...
Ranked #81 of 621 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively, popular and crowded beach close to Los Angeles.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have read about this beac town for many years. But you really have to be there to experience all of the activity going on around you. Many restaurants, food vendors, memorabilia shops, and the best thing that we found was being able to rent little electric scooters. We rode them for miles around the area that has very well maintained walkways. Don't miss this place!

Thank DjDan48
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This exactly what one should expect to see at Venice Beach, CA. Nothing spectacular but great for people watching and find a sea of weirdos among the thousands of tourists. I used to like it better the old days cause the vibe was better. But again this is Venice Beach, CA.

Thank drink50fifty
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by to kill a couple of hours before a flight. Wasn’t impressed. The promenade was like a shipwreck had happened and the wretched survivors were eking out their existence, having given up all hope of rescue. Homeless people camped and sprawled everywhere (their pet dogs looked like they were in better shape). Despite the cool breezes you could smell the body odor and human waste. The few shops were dingy and like something out of a Mad Max movie—except that BarterTown probably was more inviting.

Outrageous that the city government is so hapless at addressing this problem. I was last at the beach in 2007 and it was nothing like this. Stay away.

Thank Ajtlawyer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended Venice Beach and Huntington Beach over Memorial Day weekend . Both worth seeing although both couldn’t be completely different from each other . Venice Beach is larger , eclectic , and anything goes. The boardwalk goes on for miles unfortunately we went late and therefore didn’t get to Santa Monica. There are several stores bars, and people selling anything and everything .A must see . Huntington Beach is smaller , much cleaner with great restaurants, and stores. A great place to surf apparently . The amount of surfers out when we attended was insane . Definitely worth seeing both beaches and enjoy .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't forget a camera, towel, sunglasses and ponytail holder (it can get windy out there). This beach is beautiful and huge, not over run with sunning chairs and mass population. It was an awesome stretch of beach with great shops, bars, restaurants and so many activities to choose from. So many people were enjoying a stroll on the trail, or biking or roller blading...if you're active, you'll find what you want to do here!

Thank Summer R
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