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Los Angeles is rife with tourists from all corners of the world. Yet, we Angelinos don't really notice them as we pass by enveloped in our own daily adventures.

Having hit the open road as a backpacker two years ago in South America and the Middle East, I know what it’s like to try to see a place on a shoestring. There is nothing quite like the experience of always being a dime away from homeless and a buck short of ordinary.

There are several types of tourists here, from a family of four on their way to Disneyland to a high-power female executive roaming Rodeo. My aim with the following list is to provide information that everyone can use.

Welcome to Venice Beach!

Day 1: Head towards the ocean and park the car when the smell of incense becomes overwhelming...Welcome to Venice Beach!

Tourists, locals and artists flock to this classic LA destination. Street vendors and performers line the boardwalk and everyone seems to be in awe of each other. The faces may change daily, but most of the time you will run into a few regulars.

No matter what day or time you visit, chances are you will most likely see the Venice Beach staple and SoCal icon, Hendrix on Blades. This character glides up and down the beach strumming an electric guitar with a hip amp. He may be the most notable performer, but Muscle Beach has been known to display some real talent from time to time. After all, this is where our governor got his break. 


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