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Best things to do in Venice, Los Angeles

Pedestrian Plaza
“Lots of crazy stuff here, but I recommend you rent bikes (or a segway) and roll along the bike path. It's an experience.”
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Food Truck
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“Abbott Kinney built Venice and this street was named after him in the 1980's is full of High end shopping stores. ”
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Beach Bar
“If art is life, then life is the art of capturing experience. Venice calls to the artist in all of us, inviting individuals to shed the normal and reach for the new, raw and eclectic. From soaking up the beautiful Bay views across sprawling sand beaches to shopping for treasures among Beat generation artists and poets, we invite you to explore, experience and enjoy the ways Venice speaks to your soul.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
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Canal
“Combine seeing the beautiful Venice Canals with a walk down trendy and fun Abbot Kinney Blvd. ”
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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Vegan cuisine with dishes with names like "I am humble" and "I am blessed." Waiters provide the word of the day. Get enlightened!”
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Point of Interest
“Be ready for some serious people watching. Take a stroll, check out the skate park and grab a bite to eat at Figtree for breakfast or lunch (half off breakfast from 8am-9am, great view.) or Venice Ale house for lunch or dinner.”
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Café
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“Same owners as Gjelina and also a popular Venice destination. Sort of a gourmet take on a jewish deli with homemade breads, pasteries, smoked fish and meats, and a whole lot more. Definitely worth a visit. ”
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New American Restaurant
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“Good sharing plates. Terrific bread with olive oil. Separate and communal tables. Very noisy inside main room.”
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Gastropub
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“Great organic food, wine and Ale. Indulge on the boardwalk, enjoy the view. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Busy local joint, lucky to get a spot if you have your laptop but great coffee.”
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Seasonal, globally-inspired fare in an iconic, all-day spot
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“Nice cocktails. Check out the bar on a week day or weekend evening for a place to sit and enjoy drinks over conversations with friends.”
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Burger Joint
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“A classic dive bar in Venice. Cash only, delicious burgers, sticky floors and live music Friday, Saturday & Sundays.”
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Bar
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“A local institution known for its hospitality, The Venice Whaler has been welcoming locals and visitors since 1944. Whether you need an escape from reality or just crave an impromptu celebration, The Venice Whaler is an infamous purveyor of magical sunsets, killer margaritas and world-famous fish tacos. More bar-y. A fabulous upstairs bar and seating area great for watching the sunsets.”
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German Restaurant
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“Beers, fries, bratwurst, and a bill hall of picnic tables, usually with a DJ playing music. Order at counter.”
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Neighborhood
“You know it. You’ve seen it in movies. It’s totally different than santa monica. Go to the boardwalk. Check out the skate park. It’s generally very safe. Just be a bit wary at night - id avoid the boardwalk after sunset. ”
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