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Venice Beach

About Venice Beach

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What people say

"When you think of California, you might think of rollerbladers, skateboarders, beaches and the sun. I think it's realistic to say that you're probably thinking of Venice Beach. In the summertime, this area is teeming with tourists and locals. To make the most of it, consider joining a drum circle, taking a surf lesson, or renting a scooter to zoom up and down the boardwalk. Be aware though, there are a lot of homeless people in Venice, especially near the beach. Can you blame them? Free beachfront property and nice tourists. :) "
"Jump off the hop on hop off bus at Venice Beach and check out the shops and markets. This is a great place to people watch - there are so many people out and about enjoying the beach vibe. Stroll along the beach north up to Santa Monica. Have a swim somewhere along the journey."
"Even in May, this area was packed with tourists, so finding a place to park was not easy! We had a great lunch right on the beach. Explore the neighborhood surrounding the area as well! "

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