No trip to Los Angeles without a stop to Venice Beach. This place is a strange mixture of neo hippies, tourists, surfers, boby builders, skaters, homeless , in short , a mix of marginal in all kinds. Love it or hate it but for me it is the image of California.
The more sports will discover the waterfront rollerblading and bicycling . Personally , I preferred to walk to stroll but also because I suck on rollerblades ! There are many more events (concerts and street performances ) during the weekend but also much more people.
Ocean Front Walk is the place to go for shopping at the lowest price . It is here that you will find » tourist » t -shirts or sweaters with original designs. My shopping list is long: red shorts » lifeguard » ( yes, I dared ) , the Hello Kitty glasses for $ 5, a sweater « I love LA » , a crop top » California » and some t-shirts with different prints as a Hello Kitty Gangsta or a portrait of Heisenberg .
Venice is not limited to the waterfront but I will tell you in another post.