You haven't seen it all until you've seen Venice! There
is a sandy three-mile beach here, but that is not what attracts
visitors. You go to Venice to shop and gawk. During the
summer season and on weekends, there is street entertainment
at every intersection along Ocean Front Walk. Street performers
include instrumental musicians, singers, jugglers, acrobats,
mimes, comics, magicians, prophets, fortune tellers, and
other assorted entertainers. You will see people with tricolor
hairdos, painted faces, weird tattoos, and outlandish clothing--or
lack of it.
The Boardwalk is a virtual sidewalk circus,
a walk 'n' rolling skin show. There are lots of funky shops,
too, if you want to eat out of the ordinary or buy an unusual
souvenir or T-shirt. There are courts for basketball, handball,
shuffleboard and paddle tennis. Muscle Beach is a special
area where fanatic bodybuilders pump iron in a public show
of strength. The Venice
Chamber of Commerce maintains an Event calendar while
other sites contain historical information.
For additional information
about Venice Beach, click here.