Explore Venice Beach, LA

April 15, 2018
Category: Things To Do in Los Angeles

Venice beach is one of the best places to visit for anyone who has an interest in art. Venice beach is one of the most popular destinations not only in southern California but in the US.  Venice California which has developed recognition as an artist colony is home to Venice Beach which rests along the Pacific Ocean.  Southern California’s Venice Beach is known for its diversity in art and people. One huge tourist draw of Venice Beach is the street performers. Visitors to the area can see everything from dancing, to sideshow performers walking on glass.  Solo musicians and bands are often seen, as well as mimes, jesters, and jugglers.  Visitors to Venice Beach can have their fortune read, or even get their name written on a rice grain. 

If it’s souvenirs you’re after, then Venice Beach is the place for you. The west side of the beach offers a variety of unique arts and crafts, photography and various rock collections.   The east side, however, is home to the storefronts offering an abundance of tattoo parlors, piercing shops, and dispensaries. The products sold vary from upscale shoes, and hats, to sunglasses, and key chains.

A very popular activity on the beachfront is the lively drum circle that takes place every Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of people bring their drums, congas, and other really cool instruments to this event to play, and join in the fun. This musical event starts at noon and the fun continues until the evening. The drum circle is located at Brooks Avenue and Ocean Front Walk, so be sure to join in the fun.

Venice Beach is also home to several restaurants and juice bars. This beach offers something for everyone and is an ideal location to have a full day of fun. Venice Beach offers visitors multiple bike paths and roller skate paths that cross through the beach as well as skateboarding ramps. Venice Beach is also home to bodybuilders who utilize the weight equipment that is a mainstay on the beachfront.  Because of the permanent location of the weightlifting equipment, this section of Venice Beach has been nicknamed  Muscle Beach by the locals.

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