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Santa Monica Street Art Bike Tour
"Spend an unforgettable 3-4 hours on a guided bike tour through Santa Monica and the historical neighborhoods of Venice Beach California. The tour begins with a leisurely cruise through Santa Monica's charming Main Street and stops at Venice Beach near Muscle Beach the birthplace of skateboarding and training grounds for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Venice Beach's Italian-influenced landscape is also widely recognized for its West Coast legal graffiti walls that attract street artists from around the world. Tour- Rip Cronk Emily Winters Frank Gehry and other prominent figures. Riders will also be given some time to walk along the colorful Venice Boardwalk to purchase souvenirs and watch live street performances. Afterwards you'll pedal through the picturesque Venice Canals
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All-Inclusive Santa Monica Bike Tour and Beach Rental
"The resort town of Santa Monica offers one of the most pristine beaches in Southern California.  Although you can explore much of this relaxing seaside community on foot a bike lets you cover more ground to see and experience more.  This guided tour not only takes you out with a local guide to learn more about this special gem along the southern coast but also leaves you with a full VIP beach rental including your own chair and umbrella on the sand when you are finished.  Your morning bike tour starts at the famed Santa Monica Pier where you will be fitted for an appropriately sized your guide will take you out along the beach between joggers and roller skaters as you ride towards Venice with its many colorful personalities.  As you make your way through the canals you will stop for photos to take in gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean visit colorful shops filled with souvenirs and experience vibrant street art and graffiti.  Your guide will help you navigate the paved bike path as you make you way back to the Pier
From $75.00
 
Los Angeles Day Trip from Anaheim: Sightseeing by Bike
"Get ready for your ultimate Los Angeles biking experience with morning pickup from your Anaheim hotel. After a 27-mile (44-km) drive northwest to LA you'll be outfitted with a bike and helmet and receive a safety orientation. Follow your guide on a moderately challenging 5.5-hour 32-mile (51-km) bike ride through Los Angeles West Hollywood Beverly Hills Bel Air Westwood
From $232.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Venice

Venice Beach: Avoid?

Plagued by the homeless and human 'freaks', Venice is certainly a spectacle.I have found myself in the area numerous times, and each time I leave, I find myself hating the place more and more.With...
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yozza2005
Sep 11, 2008

The police

You gotta be careful especially if you are doing things you should:)The police around here run deep. They are on foot, in their cars, on bikes and on horses. Today was the first time I saw them on...
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malianrob
Jun 11, 2006

Criminality Personality

At night and in general, Venice is less safe than other parts of greater L.A. In the past, gang activity was pretty high around here and on the off streets. Things have cool down a bit but still there...
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marinarena
Mar 07, 2005

Not a Ideal Beach for Beach Lovers

If you love the beach, do not go to Venice. People who come to the beach here do so mainly to do people watching and just "hang(out)". Venice Beach is not the most ideal beach community. Waves here...
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marinarena
Mar 02, 2005

Nicely or Notoriously Liberal?

If you are a very liberal-minded person, Venice is a progressive heaven. If you a staunt conversative, you'd want to "heave ho" it out of your sight. If you are like me, you are more neutral and judge...
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marinarena
Feb 27, 2005

Parking in the Venice area can...

Parking in the Venice area can be a major pain. Parking is difficult to find unless you park in the paid lots, which can range from $4 - $10 depending on the day and time. Also, watch your belongings....
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jennykp
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Like any other major city,...

Like any other major city, just be careful of your surroundings. Venice is just adjacent to Santa Monica so obviously, the homeless problem that seems to proliferate over there, spills over into...
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bruingirl
Aug 24, 2002

Top Hotels in Venice

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1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice Beach, (Formerly Marina Pacific Hotel), Los Angeles, CA 90291
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327 Washington Blvd, Venice, Los Angeles, California, 90291, United States
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2819 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, California, 90291, United States
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1305 Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, 90291, United States
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2477 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90291, United States
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417 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, California, 90291, United States
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Top Things to Do in Venice

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Beach - Boardwalk

I take my kids to this park (does not have a name but is straight at the end of Rose ave, pass the boardwalk) because it is right down my street and it has sand, a slide, a swing and very important...
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Venice Canals

The Venice Canals are located right off 25th street in Venice Beach. It is essentially a neighborhood of houses that line five canals about a quarter mile long each. Along these canals are sidewalks...
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Gold's Gym

At the Renaissance building on Rose and Main, you'll find this grotesque giant ballerina crowned with a clown head. The Renaissance houses dozen's of condos that once were fairly affordable. I kick...
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Abbot Kinney Festival

The Abbot Kinney Festival takes place every last Sunday in September, along the mile-long Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, California. It's fun for everyone. You can eat, listen to music, shop, it has...
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Beach Bike Path

Something fun to do in the area is to rent a bicycle by the hour and ride along the paved South Coast Bicycle Trail which stretches over 20 miles along the L.A. Coast from Malibu south to Torrance...
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Boardwalk Rentals

The stretch from Redondo Beach to Santa Monica Beach (approx 20 miles) has great bicycle path for cycling and roller skating. Surfing along the way as well. There are a number of equipment rental...
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shivan

"The Great Illusion"
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Waalewiener

"Venice California Sun Sandy Beach & Muscle..."
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giampiero6

"Venice, but in California"
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awayhome

"Beautiful Venice."
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Sienlu

"MY HOME TOWN"
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