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Venice Beach in California

Tonya Prater, Owner

Thanks to Chelsea for another real look at our road trip out west. 

Venice Beach in California

When you think of L.A, what beach do you immediately think of? I think of Venice Beach. I’ve always heard how wonderful it is, and how you absolutely have to go. We decided to go, since its wonderful and all. Immediately after pulling in, we see the Marijuana shop. I don’t know how it slipped my mind, but California is legal. I honestly didn’t think anything of it, not like it would affect me in anyway. After taking a walk along the beach, taking a few cute pictures, my brother and I decided to walk along the boardwalk to see Muscle Beach.

I was expecting to see super muscular guys there, there were a couple guys with six packs, but nothing too crazy. We left probably 5 minutes after getting there. On our way out we see this old guy, literally he was probably 70, SUPER HUGE, like I saw all his veins. So weird.

Venice Beach in California

Not wanting to get back into the car for another 5 hours, my brother and I thought we’d walk the boardwalk a little ways. We passed a bunch of cute shops that I’d probably stop at, if the people didn’t absolutely freak me out. After walking a little ways, I realized I had been smelling this weird smell, for the entire time, I couldn’t identify it. Being the innocent homeschooler I am, I thought it was some weird kind of food or something. But after seeing how mellow everyone was,  I put two and two together and realized it was weed.

The actual beach is so pretty though, so I definitely recommend going to Venice Beach in California. Just be prepared for weird “food”.

Disclaimer: No weed was inhaled for the creation of this blog post. 


Monday 23rd of December 2013

Love her take on it! I've always wanted to visit Venice Beach too.

Mary {The World Is A Book}

Thursday 19th of December 2013

I'm always curious what visitors thing of Venice Beach and this was a refreshing point of view, Chelsea. I like watching people's reactions as they walk down the boardwalk. AFter all these years of seeing the weirdest things, I'm still surprised sometimes. Glad it was a memorable visit for you.


Wednesday 18th of December 2013

Hi Chelsea, I heard so much about how beautiful and fun Venice Beach is but no one has ever mentioned about the prevalent "aroma" of weeds. I would be surprised myself because I almost forgot it''s legal in CA plus I have the impression that Venice Beach is a family destination. Good observation.

Michele {Malaysian Meanders}

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

I wouldn't know what that weird smell was either. I've never been to Venice Beach as we always seem to head up to Malibu. I need to visit Venice Beach some time to see what all the BUZZ is about.


Tuesday 17th of December 2013

That really, really cracks me up!

Stephanie Person

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Aww this makes me so wish I was there! Its in the single digits here in Chicago, with crazy winds and snow! I have only been to Cali once.. I need to go back!


Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Believe me, I wish I were still there! Like you, I'm back in the Midwest enduring the snow and frigid temperatures! Only we're a bit warmer- I think Ohio was in the 20's today. Brrr... Protection Status
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