Venice Beach, California is known around the world as an interesting hotspot of characters – body builders flex their inflated muscles at people walking by, performers put on circus-like acts along the pedestrian walkway and its proximity to cities such as Santa Monica make it a popular beach destination for residents and visitors of Los Angeles.
One of the best known ‘attractions’ is King Solomon the Snake Charmer, a Venice Beach street performer who plays a flute while balancing on a ladder and holding plastic snakes. Magicians, musicians and artists all highlight their natural abilities along the walkway, giving visitors plenty to see.
Venice Beach has gone through its cycles of deterioration and rejuvenation throughout the decades. During the 1970’s, Santa Monica and Venice became the birthplace of skateboarding today as we know it and the city still features skate parks that are usually busy with riders testing out their skills.
Many visitors from around the world flock to Southern California during the fall and winter because where else can you enjoy gorgeous weather, sunny skies and a lazy beach day during November? Palm trees dot the landscape and enhance that iconic reputation sunny southern California has for year-round outdoor activities and relaxed atmosphere.