Venice Boardwalk
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Includes: Marina del Rey.

A vibrant oceanfront neighborhood with maybe the slowest rate of gentrification around, Venice is known as a melting pot of artists, musicians, young professionals, multicultural residents, surfers, skaters, vagabonds, backpackers, and anyone else who shuns commercial, conservative society.

A compelling mix of the inviting and the seedy, Venice is a distinctly bohemian district with an ultra-laid-back and beachy vibe. Daytime sees legions of tourists converging on Venice Boardwalk, one of the most famous attractions in all of Los Angeles, to gawk at the countless buskers, mystics, Rastafarians, and street vendors, as well as at the bodybuilders at famed Muscle Beach.

The easygoing nightlife scene, meanwhile, centers primarily around trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard and its flirty craft beer bars, hip restaurants, and consistent slew of nouveau food trucks.

Grittier drinking dens can be found closer to the beach on the streets branching off the boardwalk, but barhoppers should be on alert as this area gets dicey after dark.


Top Upcoming Events in Venice

September 2015

Sep 12 Sat
10th Annual Venice Beach Music Fest

Arts Festival / Music Festival / Outdoor Event / Free

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Sep 27 Sun
Abbot Kinney Festival 2015

Arts Festival / Community Festival / Food & Drink Event / Music Festival / Art / Food Trucks / Free / Live Music

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