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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. 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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  • Great experience, nice and romantic walk on the canals. Beautiful scenery and houses! 2 minutes walk to the ocean. A must see! 
  • You need your GPS or an in-the-know Angeleno to find the canals of Venice. Originally designed and dredged in 1905 by the developer Abbot Kinney (for whom a near-by street is named that you really mus...  more »
  • Expect anything from this place but, to my surprise, the canals of Venice are beautiful! With small wooden bridges, houses along the canal with beautiful architecture and even small boats in the water, the place surprised me and I recommend a visit! I think 30 minutes is enough for a walk in place.
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  • Very cool place. It is a nice place to walk and enjoy the view. Definitely check it out and bring your camera to take some awesome pictures!
  • 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 gates...in 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...
  • Highly suggest walking slowly through here to absorb the beauty. Prime spot to take instagram photos. Protip: bring inflatable pool toys for maximum likes.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful houses to look at while you walk. Make sure you take note on where you parked or came from because it's easy to get lost here!