Venice Beach Skate Park
Long the destination of local skate punks, the concrete at this skate park has now been molded and steel-fringed into 17,000 sq ft of...
Gym rats with an exhibitionist streak can get a tan and a workout at this famous outdoor gym right on the Venice Boardwalk where Arnold...
Venice Beach Freakshow
Here's a circus style sideshow, including a live 20-minute performance where you’ll watch a fire eater, a Rubber Girl and an Electric...
Venice Pier to Rose Ave · interesting places nearby
Venice Boardwalk information
Life in Venice moves to a different rhythm and nowhere more so than on the famous Venice Boardwalk, officially known as Ocean Front Walk. It’s a freak show, a human zoo and a wacky carnival alive with hoola-hoop magicians, old-timey jazz combos, solo distorted garage rockers and artists (good and bad) – as far as LA experiences go, it’s a must.
The Sunday-afternoon drum circle draws hundreds of revelers for tribal jamming and spontaneous dancing on the grassy mounds (sometimes beats migrate to the sand, as well). If the noise doesn’t show you the way there, just follow your nose towards skunky cigarettes, which are sold over the counter at several MMJ (medical marijuana) dispensaries. And don’t miss the tagged up towers and the free-standing concrete wall, forever open to aerosol Picassos.