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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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  • Very cute and hidden. You'll love the ducks. Won't take long so do combine with a Marina Del Rey/Venice beach/Abbot Kinney Blvd. trip.  more »
  • Pleasantly surprised to find this gorgeous gem around the corner from Venice Beach (which was unimpressive). Take a stroll and checkout the quaint homes and peacefulness of the area. Very cute!  more »
  • Really pretty area. Worth a drive through when visiting Venice. Sweet house which oberlook the short canals.  more »
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  • 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
  • A backdrop for many shows set in the area (especially recognizable from "Californication") these canals are connected by a set of sidewalks and bridges. It's a very beautiful walk, and there are all sorts of cool examples of local architecture. Speaking of locals, they are very friendly too. It's not unusual to run into someone just enjoying a beautiful day in Southern California on their porch. A great diversion if you have already hit the beach and boardwalk. Just remember that people live here, so be polite, clean, and please don't trespass onto their property.
  • Interesting place to have a wander around, some stunning properties. I get the feeling that the place is often forgotten about these days and could do with a little tidy up, with some boats having sunk and covered in algae. It made for a quiet get away from the busy boardwalk.
  • No substance just the hype. Not worth travelling 20-30 miles just for this. Sadly, I could only see very shallow water and I visited in March. Good for evening strolls though.
  • Love walking around here! so peaceful and serene! Nice at day or night.