NBCnews.com shared a related review by their TODAY show website featuring a review of “America’s most awesome boardwalks”. Neighboring Santa Monica was touted for being family friendly and having a lovely ferris wheel that seems to dip you right in the ocean… while Venice Beach was reviewed as follows:
Visit a typical boardwalk and you’ll most likely return home with memories of blue water, candy-apple red kiddie rides, and the scent of fried seafood. Visit Venice Beach Boardwalk (officially Ocean Front Walk, but nobody calls it that) and you’re more likely to return home with memories of blue hair, candy-apple-red lipstick, and the scent of pot smoke. It’s not the beautiful location or the array of unique shops here that make the place unforgettable; it’s the always-surprising, creative folks who turn out every day to make political statements, perform stunts, or just be their fabulous selves.