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Venice Canals Walkway, Los Angeles

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Historic Walking Area 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. 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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  • Venice Beach is manic so no better place to get away from it. The walkways provide lovely views of the canals and a good chance to be nosy and look into homes along the way.  more »
  • Nice little ride next to Venice Beach. It's a little maintenance. But the place is still worth the trip. The tour can be quickly done especially if you have kids who are reluctant to walk...
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  • What a pleasure to slip through these different channels. It's more like Los Angeles. In addition, the houses that border are impressive. We were there in the morning, so there was little world and quiet was really appreciated. Count about 1:30 for this activity.
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  • Great for strolling alone or with the family. The array of homes that line the canals are so different, each exhibiting the personality of its owner (if owner lived in). The only thing I wish, is that the canals were cleaners and had more recreation use. The canals are also a good place for photo opportunities.
  • Great fun to walk around and go back in time a bit imagining what the original design of Venice, CA was like. Lots of fun decorations and quirky art around the neighborhood. Note: this is a real neighborhood and people live in the homes along the canals, so please be respectful of their property and privacy when visiting.
  • I didn't expect a lot when it came to the canals because they're CANALS. However It was what was around that really made it special. The neighbors in the area were so nice. The canals themselves were clean and we even saw a few people on a boat rowing through them which I didn't know you could do. We happened to make a pit stop by the canals before our flight and I'm glad we did.
  • Beautiful houses between the canals. You can take a walk through these canals and see the beautiful houses that overlook them. Some are luxury homes, others are small properties, but the place is perfect for staying in a quiet place far from chaos. If you are lucky some owners may invite you to the house
  • Canals are good, but there's nothing much to do. Having public boating option would have been better. Good to spend around 30 min. Then on it gets boring..

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