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My photo shoot of eclectic Venice Beach

If you’re stopping over in LA for a couple of days, stay at the Erwin Hotel right on Venice Beach, and this is what you’ll find about 3kms south of Santa Monica…

Erwin Hotel rooftop

An artist exhibits on the rooftop at the Erwin. The perfect sunset spot for a drink.

Erwin hotel balcony

Our balcony on the 6th floor overlooking arty and crazy Venice Beach

Venice shops

Wander along past these stalls for a people watch and a cheap T-shirt

Venice Beach busker

And if you get tired you can always call a taxi

Sand sculpture Venice Beach

Innovative buskers line the strip like this guy…

Venice busker with penis reduction sign

… and this guy with his very strange female groupie

Matt Dowd on Venice Beach

This is Kiwi street musician guru, Matt Dowd who successfully sued the city of LA to be here

Tattoo on Venice Beach

If you need a tat there’s plenty of places to adorn you

Cops on Venice Beach

The smell of marijuana wafts past but no worries, people have ‘prescriptions’

Medical marijuana

from this place. $40 for a certificate to by your marijuana

Sidewalk cafe

Sidewalk Cafe is theee best place to people-watch from. Great food too.

Venice Beach

Welcome to Venice Beach

 Read my previous post about hanging with the crazies on Venice Beach here >>>

Or One perfect day in Santa Monica here >>>

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Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!