The Alien Invasion of Venice Beach!

    Venice beach
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    14 Aug 2016
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Venice Beach is known for its quirky, unique culture, making it a must see for locals and travelers alike.
    On this fictional tour, you will get to explore the Venice Canals, get a firsthand look of the Venice Sign, and observe the eccentric "aliens" of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, including Muscle Beach.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Canals, Venice Sign, Muscle Beach

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour begins in front of Baja Cantina, located at 311 Washington Blvd in Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

    DIRECTIONS VIA PUBLIC TRANSIT:
    Take the Metro Expo Line toward the Santa Monica Station
    Exit Culver City Station - East Entrance
    Walk East toward Washington Blvd and look for the BUS STOP
    Take the Washington Blvd Expo Culver City Bus WEST toward the beach for approx. 30min
    Exit at Washington Blvd and Dell Ave
    Head WEST on Washington Blvd and Baja Cantina is on the RIGHT

    DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
    From the I-10 W, take the I-405 S toward LAX/Long Beach
    Use the RIGHT lane to take exit 50B for CA-90 W
    Continue straight to the end of the freeway
    Use the RIGHT two lanes to turn onto Lincoln Blvd
    Use the LEFT two lanes to turn onto Washington Blvd
    Baja Cantina is 1 miles down on the RIGHT

    BEST PLACE TO PARK:
    Parking can get a little intense by the beach, especially in the summer months. There is valet parking at Baja Cantina and paid parking at the end of Washington Blvd. You may have to walk a few blocks, but there is also street parking available in the area. MAKE SURE TO READ ALL PARKING SIGNS. L.A. is notorious for confusing parking restrictions and errant tickets. If you're unsure, err on the side of caution and park somewhere else.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    FOOD: Seed, Mao's Kitchen, Danny's Venice, Chicago Nick's, Canal Club
    DRINKS: Baja Cantina, Hotel Erwin Rooftop Bar, Townhouse, James Beach
    SHOPPING: Venice Boardwalk Shops

    Best time to walk:

    Mid-late afternoon.

    Precautions:

    The Venice Beach Boardwalk is very crowded. Don't leave anything unattended and keep an eye on your personal belongings.

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