Venice Beach in California

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Sunrise at Venice Beach Pier © flickr.com - Jeff Turner/cc-by-2.0

Sunrise at Venice Beach Pier © flickr.com – Jeff Turner/cc-by-2.0

Venice Beach is part of Venice, a neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles within the Westside region of Los Angeles County, California.

Venice was founded by Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it was annexed by Los Angeles. Venice is known for its canals, a beach, and Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile (4 km) pedestrian promenade that features performers, fortune-tellers, and vendors.

Graffiti at Venice Beach County Park © Levi Clancy/cc-by-sa-4.0 Sunrise at Venice Beach Pier © flickr.com - Jeff Turner/cc-by-2.0 Sunset at Venice Beach © Gustavo Gerdel/cc-by-sa-4.0 Venice Beach Skate Park © Makia Minich/cc-by-sa-3.0 © flickr.com - WiLPrZ/cc-by-sa-2.0 Muscle Beach © Gustavo Gerdel/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Sunrise at Venice Beach Pier © flickr.com - Jeff Turner/cc-by-2.0
Venice Beach, which receives millions of visitors a year, has been labeled as “a cultural hub known for its eccentricities” as well as a “global tourist destination”. It includes the promenade that runs parallel to the beach, the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Muscle Beach, and the Venice Beach Recreation Center with handball courts, paddle tennis courts, a skate dancing plaza, and numerous beach volleyball courts. It also includes a bike trail and many businesses on Ocean Front Walk.

The basketball courts in Venice are renowned across the country for their high level of streetball; numerous professional basketball players developed their games or have been recruited on these courts. Venice Beach will host skateboarding and 3×3 basketball during the 2028 Summer Olympics.

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