Come for the People Watching, Stay for the Ocean
There's no other place quite like the Venice Boardwalk. One of the city's best destinations for people watching, Venice Ocean Front Walk (its official name) is a mile-and-a-half long concrete path alongside the beach. Check out the array of street performers — you're likely to see mimes, jugglers, breakdancers, fire breathers and much more. You can rent a bike, go rollerblading, shop for souvenirs and artwork, get a piercing or tattoo, watch shirtless bodybuilders train at Muscle Beach or stop at a café. The area attracts a lively, diverse demographic, making it impossible to be bored here.