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No, this is not a post about a community-organized “Sister Day” at Venice Beach, although that would be sweet. A few weeks ago, my sister came out to visit and one of her requests was that we return to Venice Beach, where we spent our vacation in January.

If you’ve never been to Venice, it’s basically a beachside town where all the freaks of Earth converge and try to coax money from tourists doing all kinds of activities, from lying on a bed of nails to playing the grand piano. At least one person will try to give you their mix tape, and you will see at roughly a dozen drifter camps guarded by a ragtag band of dogs. It’s seedy as all get out, but it’s also really fun. The beach is gorgeous (duh) and the people watching is truly out of this world.

After lying on the beach for a few hours, we had a couple beers, then wandered around the boardwalk. My sister bought some souvenirs for friends back home, and we finished off the day with some extremely photogenic ice cream.

Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, California


Souvenir Tees at the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, California


Pizza Mural at Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, California


Van Gogh Mural at Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, California


Cement Elephant Statue at Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, California


Ice Cream Stand at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California


Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream


Cotton Candy Ice Cream at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California


Cotton Candy Ice Cream at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California


It was a good day at Venice Beach. These pictures are really making me miss my sister. Hi Sissy!


43 Responses

  1. What a fun time! Beautiful photos. Ugh that ice cream looks amazing! Hope you got churros too!!!


  2. It looks as if you've had a really awesome time! That ice cream looks way cool too! 🙂
    //Sara xx

  3. You have to be the first person I know to describe it as seedy hahaha! Venice beach has always been painted out in such a picturesque manner but it completely makes sense that there would be hagglers and sellers vying for tourist attention.


  4. Looks like real fun 🙂

  5. That ice cream look so yummy!!
    xx Elle – Swedish Model and Lifestyle/Travel blogger in TOKYO

  6. Your photos are amazing. I'm on the look out for a new camera, what one do you use?

    Beth x

  7. Seems you had a lot of fun, I really want to visit this place one day!

  8. Haha, your description of Venice Beach is hilariously accurate except for one thing – you forgot all of the medical marjuana licences people are trying to sell down there. Venice Beach is definitely an experience. I was on holiday with my family a few summers ago and my mom tried to stop and give all these homeless people money and my dad kind of got mad at her, since it was a bit naive but the whole thing was hilarious. There are also an inorninate amount of old office chairs being collected in the sand by the boardwalk. It's like where office chairs go to die.

    Rae | Love from berlin

  9. I'm dying to go to LA and Venice Beach. Fab photos – looks like an amazing day.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  10. HOW COOL! Looks like a nice fun place!
    Love your photos!

    Happy Weekend!
    With love, Suzy ♥


  11. sounds like you girls had lots of fun! I've never been to the US at all, but these places you keep visiting are just so so beautiful!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  12. I want to visit there so much!! Looks like u had a great sister day. Awesome photos. Xox

  13. Amazing pictures and can someone tell me why there are so beautiful looking ice creams lately? I would love to try some of those glowing things!!

  14. mmmm that cotton candy ice cream looks incredible! Very instagramable aha. Venice Beach looks similar to a place in London called Camden – would love to go!

    Musings & More

  15. Lovely photos! The ice cream at the end looks amazing! 🙂 xx

  16. I love that description of Venice! When i visited, I was also surprised to see all the marihuana clinics down there. The ice cream is indeed very photogenic. What was the flavor? Psychedelic rapsberry? :):)

  17. Seemed like such a good day, your pictures are gorgeous!

  18. You've had a great time! Just discovered your blog, although you're living far away from me, I can feel a connection. Love your photography!
    Big kiss,

  19. beautiful pictures! looks like you had a lovely time 🙂
    <3 Fiona


  20. looks like you two had a wonderful time

  21. OMG what a lovely day, I would love to have a sibling day and the ice cream looks DELICIOUS xx


  22. Awww, I think it's so sweet you spent the day with your sister. I try to spend at least one day a month with my siblings, even though we're quite young. Family time is important time. And yes, the beach is GORGEOUS! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  23. Very nice pictures;-) That kind of time with a sister its priceless 🙂

  24. That marbled ice cream is just beautiful!


  25. There is nothing like spend a day with my love ones, this place looks so nice, and relaxing. Thanks for sharing.
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  26. My family spends so much time at Venice Beach when we go to Santa Monica! I love all your pics!

  27. Ahh that ice cream!!! I've always wanted to visit LA so I'm loving reading about all your adventures!

  28. Looks like a lot of fun – and I looove the color of your ice cream 😀

  29. Great shots and how awesome from your sister.

  30. great post dear !! 🙂
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  31. Wow, now I really want to visit Venice Beach. The skies are so blue and the atmosphere looks so much fun.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  32. How exciting your sister travelled out to see you! Laying on the beach for hours and enjoying ice creams under the sun sure does sound perfect 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  33. Beautiful pictures dear!! Very nice post!


  34. I happen to really like beaches, despite living hundreds of miles away from them 🙁


  35. I actually love tourist-y places like these despite people trying to coax money out of you. Haha. 😉

  36. Looks like a great day out!!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  37. Venice Beach is always a good choice! :]

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