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Since its days as Abbot Kinney's Venice of America in the early 20th century, this beach town has drawn crowds and characters to its atmosphere of inclusiveness, eccentricity, and individuality. Tourists flock from all over the world to bathe on Venice's sandy shores and walk through the circus-like attractions of the boardwalk.


Bring the family to the beach to check out the fascinating tidepools of the Venice Breakwater and watch waves explode over its rocky crag. On the way back to the boardwalk, stop by the Venice Skate Park and watch skaters launch through the air and test the boundaries of gravity in this warped pit of polished concrete.

Harkening back to the neighborhood's carnival days, the Venice Beach Freak Show on the boardwalk offers a tantalizing exhibit of the strange and bizarre. For a treat after the show, head to Schulzie's Bread Pudding for some scrumptious dessert. For a whole meal, check out Figtree's Cafe & Grill or Sababa Middle Eastern Food, both right on the boardwalk. After your meal, swing by Muscle Beach to watch the strongest men and women around bodybuild right before your eyes!

Begin at the end of Washington Blvd at Ocean Front Walk.

Transit: From the Temple and Spring St. stop in Downtown LA take the Commuter Express 437 towards Washington & Pacific. Disembark at Washington and Pacific.

Car: From the 10 Freeway West merge onto the 405 Freeway South toward LAX/Long Beach. After about 4 miles merge onto the 90 Freeway West. After 3 miles turn right onto Lincoln Blvd. Then after a 0.5 miles turn left onto Washiton Blvd. After about 1 miles you will reach the end of Washington Blvd.

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