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Venice Canals Walkway

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Address: Washigton Blvd. & Dell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90292
Activities: Walking
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Unexpected Gem..So Close to Venice Beach, yet so Different...Enjoy!

My partner had lived in LA some 30 years ago and he remembered it was interesting and took me when we were at Venice Beach. So close and yet completely different! A maze of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My partner had lived in LA some 30 years ago and he remembered it was interesting and took me when we were at Venice Beach. So close and yet completely different! A maze of canals and beautiful, cute homes, just a few blocks from the Boardwalk! It was fun to wander around all the streets and paths and admire the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

First impressions weren't great approaching the area but getting onto the little paths and seeing all the pretty houses and gardens, the bridges, the side streets, made it a really nice way to spend a couple of lazy hours wandering around. Recommended.

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Walking through the canals is much more rewarding than the boats. We tried to get a boat, but they didn't have any, we didn't want to wait so we walked from the beach to Lincoln Ave. It was a lovely walk and we talked to some of the people sitting outside. Much more personal than a boat. Even our kids... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love walking the Venice canals whenever I visit LA! It's so nice and peaceful in the mornings. If you choose to walk at night (we always take a stroll after eating at C&O's) it's just beautiful to see the houses lit up! Always a great time!!

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A very nice place to visit. There are lots of unusual and picturesque scenes and beautiful houses. The ambiance is very serene and relaxing.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Romantic walkways thru beautiful and unique homes spread out along these shallow man made canals. Twinkling lights are festive during Christmas and Valentines day - so be sure to bring your sweety. Some amazing flowers and plants line your walk, so be sure to stop and savor the experience. Friendly home owners and even a cat or dog to greet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Just a few blocks away from the seedy Venice beach are the lovely neighborhoods along the canals. Stroll along the sidewalks and imagine who could be living in these homes. Some are small beach shacks and many are oppulent, 3-story abodes.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney had a dream to turn this part of LA into a mini-Venice, so he had canals built over an area roughly four times what you see now. This was back in 1905 when such flights of fancy were encouraged in light of LA's burgeoning role as the American dream, and his idyllic dream lasted until 1924... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There is nothing special when look at once but when call you movie history you may have seen these places many times before. It is nice to see many movie locations along the canal areas. But to enjoy this must go with a guide. I went on a guided city tour, and it is really fun. They explains everything.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Hard to believe this maze of canals and beautiful homes is just a few blocks from the eclectic Venice Beach Boardwalk! It was so neat to explore all the streets and paths and admire the homes and gardens along the canals. Don't miss!

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Address: Washigton Blvd. & Dell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90292
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice

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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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