By Deb Flomberg
There is one beach in Southern California that is known across the country and comes to mind every time someone says the words “beach” and “California” together in the same sentence. That is Venice Beach, and it’s been a mecca for beach lovers since the 1950’s when it grew in popularity with the Beat generation. Ever since then, famous names have been making Venice Beach their home while tourists and vacationers from all over visit the famous beach for relaxation and fun.
Start your trip to Venice Beach by checking out the world famous boardwalk. The one and a half mile long stretch is something every visitor to Southern California must see at least once. Along the west side of the walk you’ll run into hundreds of vendors and street performers. You’ll be able to catch everything from break-dancing to musicians to jugglers and more. Get your tarot cards read or get your name written on a grain of rice. The west side of the boardwalk is also home to tons of crafts and artisans selling all the souvenirs you could possibly want.
While the west side is home to vendors and street performers, the east side of the boardwalk is where you will find all the different stores. And just about every possible store you can imagine. T-shirt shops abound here, but so do skate shops, surf shops and tattoo parlors. Plus plenty of juice stops and bars. Or just make a stop in Gold’s Gym where the most famous body builders have worked out since the 1980’s.
Then, of course, head to the beach and enjoy all the fun in the sun you can handle. There is everything you can imagine available there, from surfing to swimming and everything in-between. Consider Venice Beach the perfect go-to for any beach lover in the country. And the best way to get to Venice Beach? In your GLK350 SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll need the room to transport your beach gear, surfboards and snacks, while you’ll also want the room to bring back all those souvenirs you will buy on the Boardwalk. The GLK350 SUV is perfect for this trip, since you’ll have all the room you need, but still blend in with the elegant and famous people of Venice Beach.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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