"Freewheeling Venice Beach" Venice Beach Tip by gilescorey
Venice Beach, Los Angeles: 59 reviews and 101 photos
Others on VT disparage Venice Beach, and I can't understand how they came to such a low opinion of the Los Angeles icon. Perhaps they bought some cheap sunglasses, ate some bad pizza, got buzzed by a skateboarder limped back to their car, the sunglasses broke, clouded their vision, and they ended up sinking their Mercedes into the Canals. That's all I've come up with.
Okay, so yeah, don't go on the beach at night. Head inland to the fabulous Abbot Kinney neighborhood, nearby. But, Venice is a wonder during the day, filled with an amazing diversity of people and shops to browse. All races and nationalities are welcome, and everybody seems to get along!
There are tourists, to be sure, but this famous hippie enclave still retains loving locals, loonies and surfers who call Venice home.
I like to walk the sand, watch the roller disco(astounding!), and then decamp to Sidewalk for beer and fries. It helps me remember I'm alive...
Address: Venice Blvd West until it ends, then go north
Directions: Take Washington the beach... walk north up the boardwalk
Phone: (310) 399-2700
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