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Venice Canals Walkway, Los Angeles

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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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  • beautiful canals and beautiful story how a man from italy came and developed the area, the bad thing is how the elected officials let it all go to waste. homeless throughout the canals very very sad.....  more
    beautiful canals and beautiful story how a man from italy came and developed the area, the bad thing is how the elected officials let it all go to waste. homeless throughout the canals very very sad.....  more »
  • Loved this quiet corner of Venice. We were there very early at 8am and so the walkways very quiet, only a few joggers and dog walkers around, the houses were truly gorgeous with cute gardens and... 
    Loved this quiet corner of Venice. We were there very early at 8am and so the walkways very quiet, only a few joggers and dog walkers around, the houses were truly gorgeous with cute gardens and...  more »
  • Unlike Venice Beach which is a bit tacky, just a couple of blocks in land and you can walk round the very tranquil canal area. It’s peaceful and lined with old school villas. You can walk down to the....  more
    Unlike Venice Beach which is a bit tacky, just a couple of blocks in land and you can walk round the very tranquil canal area. It’s peaceful and lined with old school villas. You can walk down to the....  more »
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  • So pretty and a fun place to walk and see the unique houses along the canals! We saw a couple people kayaking in the canal. Most of the platforms are private property so not sure if the waters are open to the public. Highly recommend for a light walk on a nice sunny afternoon!
  • The Venice of the US. Well these canals were quite low when we came but still beautiful nonetheless. The water reflects everything nicely and the walkways are a joy. The houses are the real stars here. It's absolutely amazing some of these places. Most of us mortals can only dream of owning one.
  • This is a wonderful place to walk with beautiful houses in a nice cozy setting. The only reason I don't give it a 5 star is because of the water, which is not the cleanest. Well of course, even the real Venice is not so clean too. It is a great place to house watch, especially in the evenings.
  • This is one of my favorite place to walk around. It's different from anything else in the city and is so charming with the little bridges. I like to peek at these beautiful houses and contemplate the ducks hanging out.
  • This is such a unique and beautiful place. You won’t regret.. lovely views and houses. Had a nice walked there when the sun was going down 🙂 You can see the boating 🛶 in the canals but you can't rent the boat or canoe, only for homeowners!!! So, I gave the 4-star Rating!

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