Venice Beach

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Venice is a beachfront neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. It is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, fortune-tellers, artists, and vendors. Venice was home to some of Los Angeles' early beat poets and artists and has served as an important cultural center of the city.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard is a far cry from LA's gilded, fast-paced shopping destinations. Here you will find unique shops, many of which offer handmade creations by their owners. The prices are not as inexpensive as you might expect, but it's certainly a lot less pretentious than elsewhere.