Los Angeles Sights

Venice Beach Boardwalk

  • 1800 Ocean Front Walk Map It
  • Venice
  • Promenade/Boardwalk
  • Boardwalk, Venice Beach, Venice, Santa Monica, Venice, and Malibu, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

The surf and sand of Venice are fine, but the main attraction here is the boardwalk scene, which is a cosmos all its own. Go on weekend afternoons for the best people-watching experience. You can also swim, fish, surf, skateboard, and play racquetball, handball, shuffleboard, and basketball (the boardwalk is the site of hotly contested pickup games). You can rent a bike or in-line skates and hit the Strand bike path, then pull up a seat at a sidewalk café and watch the action unfold.

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1800 Ocean Front Walk, west of Pacific Ave., Venice, California, 90291, United States

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Published 11/12/2015


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