Please join me on a #Photowalk to wild Venice Beach, California, which is one of the top tourist spots in Southern California (Hollywood Walk of Fame to Rodeo Drive to Venice Beach) for good reason. 

Even if parts of Venice  can be seedy and sketchy, the town puts on a show like no other beach community I've been to.

It's a People Photography Paradise, as evidenced by the portraits below. 

Please watch the video for the #Photowalk, which points out the must-have Venice shots and how and when to get them, and peruses the gallery of the Venice street scene. 

Enjoy and let me know your favorite. 

Venice Beach is just a few miles north of Los Angeles International Airport, and 2.7 miles down the way from Santa Monica. 

If you're visiting, the Venice Beach Chamber of Commerce can help you with lodging and eating ideas. 

Per the Chamber: 

Venice Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Southern California after Disneyland, attracting some 10 million visitors yearly. 

The first documented surfing demonstration in California was held off Venice Beach in 1907 and is considered the birthplace of modern  skateboarding, as documented in the film “Dogtown and Z-Boys."

Other films that have used Venice as a locale include “Speed” with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, “Breathless” with Richard Gere, “White Men Can’t Jump,” and Steve Martin's “L.A. Story.”

Windward Plaza and the historic Venice Business District have become destination venues for broadcast events such as Ninja Warrior Competition, Tommy Hilfiger’s spring runway show, and Kevin Hart’s Nike Club Run for charity.

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