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Venice Canals Walkway, Los Angeles

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Venice Canals Walkway and get the most from your holiday in Los Angeles, create itinerary details personal to you using our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.
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  • Very tranquil area with beautifully landscaped private homes bordering a series of canals. Active area for birdlife and just saying hello to your fellow wanderers. Only 2 blocks back from Venice Beach...  read more »
  • Truly one of the most enjoyable things to do in Los Angeles, a fun walk somewhere certainly fascinating
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  • In Venice there is only the idea, with canals and lodges that follow each other with beautiful colors and beautiful gardens, it's not exactly the fine copy of the Venetian city. Appreciating that whoever designed it you're in love, you can take a walk along the canals (if there is enough water the smell isn't the best) or on the quay, between the famous "first gym on the beach" (you will see bodybuilders super muscle show off their physical statue), or clinics that distribute marijuana for therapeutic purposes for $ 30 (you have to be a resident and have the doctor's prescription). In short, overall okay seeing but not the spearhead.
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  • Highly suggest walking slowly through here to absorb the beauty. Prime spot to take instagram photos. Protip: bring inflatable pool toys for maximum likes.
  • Lived here 40 years ago..was considered slum area back then but was not...we kept gardens, there were so many flowers and wonderful people living in the Venice Canals. Now there are no more empty lots..everything seems crowded..taller new homes than the vintage ones...and there are cameras and locks on the early 70 s, no one locked their doors. Did not hear of crime in this area back then. Rent was $ 200-300 per month..yes, those were the good old days in the Venice Canals..still love to visit friends there and remember good times...
  • It's cool but nothing to go crazy about. Parking is terrible considering you'll only spend maybe 15 or 20 minutes wandering around the little neighborhood. It is beautiful though and certainly one of Los Angeles's little quirks. If you can find parking closer to Venice beach (where you'll spend a lot more time) then walk over, that's probably the better idea.
  • This place oftenly used for pre wedding picture, nice little venice
  • Quiet area. Water level has been affected by the long drought (as of 2016) so it's likely seen better days with prevalent algae in the water now. Lovely gardens along the path
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