Venice Canals Walkway, Los Angeles

Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Escape the city noise and traffic at the Venice Canals Walkway, part of the Venice Canal Historic District. The canals, built by Abbot Kinney in 1905, were intended to resemble the canals of Venice, Italy. They were drained and renovated into scenic walking paths in 1992. Enjoy a relaxing stroll on the paths and quaint bridges, pausing to admire the charming, architecturally diverse homes along the way. The tranquility of this area is notable, especially in comparison to the nearby Venice Beach Boardwalk. Make Venice Canals Walkway a part of your Los Angeles vacation plans using our Los Angeles tour builder tool.
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  • We went to Venice beach to explore Venice canals, such beautiful homes divided by a Canal like Venice Italy. It is a beautiful gem. It makes up for miserable state of Venice beach.  more »
  • We went yesterday as I need to get out of our house. It was such a lovely time. Not many people at all (which is great during this Covid-19). It's very close to the Venice Beach. The houses are all...  more »
  • Does not take a long time to get through, this walk is great if you want to park in a residential neighborhood and not have to pay for parking for the beach. Nice homes and back yards to walk around.....  more »
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  • This is a must see place when visiting LA / Venice beach area. It's only a short walk from the main beach. There use to be 7 canals which were created to mimic the canals in Venice. Since that time though, some of the canals have been filled in for housing, which only leaves a couple left to be viewed. Great to walk around and snap those tourist pictures. I would recommend to anyone who is in the area.
  • Nice area to walk around and see interesting homes on the canals. A few wooden bridges to walk over the man-made canals - good for people/bird watching and photos. Not much to do other than walk around the canals. The good thing is the canals are walking distance to Venice Beach. Walking areas near the canals are not too wide.
  • No it's not Venice but Venice! Welcome to the Venice canals. Very charming place, where you will find beautiful small houses along the channels. Everything is pretty and flowery, water running through, birds singing. Good spot for the skaters who want to take some risk :p be careful with the water
  • Nice place to take a stroll if you're in the area, it's only like 10 minutes from the beach and isn't too overrun by tourists either. The canals are part of the residential area with houses all around, so I'm not sure if the canals are necessarily an attraction in the traditional sense, but theyre worth checking out. The houses lining the canals are interesting to, with varies designs and styles.
  • Such a weird project, but definitely worth a walk through this interesting area. Though I didn’t get the feeling that the locals were too pleased about us enjoying the views. The water is shallow and not that great, but some interesting water craft, nice gardens and just general strangeness make it worth coming here at least once

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