15 things to do in Venice Beach.

1. Take a walk along the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Shop or dine, listen to the musicians and see the street performers:

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2. Relax at the beach, enjoy the California sun and the Pacific Ocean:

Venice Beach Pier

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3. Admire the street art of Venice by local artists like Rip Cronk or Jonas Never and internationally known ones such as Vhils and see some of Venice Beach’s icons as large murals (Jim Morrison, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abbot Kinney) or visit the graffitti coverd Art Walls right on the beach:

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4. Shop or dine on Abbot Kinney Blvd, the coolest block in America:

Venice Beach on Abbot Kinney Blvd

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5. Stroll along the canals and experience the old “Venice of America”…

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6. … or take a walk along the Ballona Lagoon to Marina del Rey:

Venice Beach Ballona Lagoon

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7. Walk over to Santa Monica, along the beach, the bike path or the busy Main street:

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8. See architecture such as the Bordello Apartments (20 Westminster Ave), the Binocululars Building or the Gehry beach house (2509 Ocean Front Walk):

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9. Visit the legendary Muscle Beach:

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10. See the arcaded sidewalks and the Venice Beach sign at Windward and Pacific Avenues:

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11. Watch the skaters at the Skate Park right on the beach:

Venice Beach Skater

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12. Have a coffee at Groundwork or Intelligentsia:

Venice Beach Intelligensia

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13. Rent a bike and cycle along the coast to Marina del Rey, Santa Monica or even all the way to Malibu:

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14. See public art such as the Declaration Sculpture by Mark di Suvero right on the beach or the Ballerina Clown at Main Street and Rose Avenue:

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15. Join the drum circle or put your roller skates on for Sundays skate party:

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 Related: 15 things to do and see in Central Park, New York City

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