Venice Beach Boardwalk

Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Ocean Front Walk, Venice, California , United States

Jaded types insist that there’s nothing all that special about this ever-bohemian boardwalk, with its collection of eccentrics hawking their wares and letting their freak flags fly. But the gentrification of the surrounding community has given many a renewed sense of fondness for this decades-old promenade. Some very respectable artists sell their paintings and handcrafted jewelry here, alongside purveyors of incense, sunglasses, and henna tattoos; myriad street performers, and wannabe Mr. Universes at adjacent Muscle Beach (where the Governator himself once pumped iron), add to the human-carnival vibe. The funky cafés, boutiques, and tattoo parlors lining the boardwalk have a throwback, land-that-time-forgot quality.

 

Tip: Grab a snack at the original Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom (2011 Ocean Front Walk; 310-822-5639).

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