Attraction highlight: Muscle Beach Venice
PHOTOS BELOW: Muscle Beach Venice is renowned as an icon for American bodybuilding and acrobatics. Located on Venice Beach, California, it's the place to flex those muscles, and show off that Californian tan (plus a bikini, maybe).
Alicia Baker, 26, looks in the mirror before the Memorial Day bodybuilding contest at Muscle Beach in Venice, Los Angeles, California, May 30, 2011. The bodybuilding contest is held annually during the Memorial Day weekend. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson