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Venice Canals Walkway

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Address: Washigton Blvd. & Dell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90292
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A surprise to visit and walk though

Not what we expected to find in the middle of Venice. These houses are located near the beach and in the reclaimed canals from the marshland Venice once was. It is fun to walk... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Walla Walla, Washington
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Walla Walla, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Not what we expected to find in the middle of Venice. These houses are located near the beach and in the reclaimed canals from the marshland Venice once was. It is fun to walk the walkways along the canal and see the houses, some of which embrace their tourist visitors with neat yards and lights. If you are near Venice... More 

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Droitwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Not the first place people will think of when travelling to Venice, sure the beach and boardwalk are cool then there's the Santa Monica pier, BUT this is a sweet little stroll for about an hour away from the hustle and bustle. Nice to hear the sounds of ducks, you wouldn't think you was in LA. We enjoyed it for... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We kind of stumbled onto this area by accident, but it was pretty cool to see what it’d be like to live in a tight neighborhood with nice, interesting homes with narrow canals as your "backyard." Several varieties of plants and flowers lined the walkways, and it was very different from most any other American suburb. Wandering around the canals... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

to be fair I wasn't all that impressed with the canal walkway. The canal itself was a little green and had some rubbish in it. Overall I would have expected it to be cleaner.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I wanted to spend the morning at Venice and decided to walk through the canals after spending some time at the beach. The houses and gardens are beautiful, and it is interesting to see how each property has been built around this man-made canal system. That said, I don't think I would go back. The canals are a nice place... More 

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Frillesas, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you're in the Venice Beach area, remember to walk through the Venice Canals neighborhood. Vey pretty, small bridges and walkways all around, interesting houses to look at. Well worth a visit. A great contrast to the busy hustle and bustle of Venice Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous stroll along the banks of the Canals. Missed this the first time we visited Venice Beach. Tour guide didn't even mention them. Saw them on some travel show and made sure to visit this time around. Well worth it. Nice to dream of retirement here. Very lucky people living here.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've been to Venice Beach before, but due to a parking error, we wound up walking the canals! What a fortunate error! The canals were covered with bridges, kayaks and row boats docked in front of many houses. People were out walking, kids were riding their trikes and it felt like a place in another country.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I live near here so I walk through the Canals almost daily. Spring will bring you fragrant flowers and early evenings will get you a peak INSIDE some Mutli-Dollar homes and its furnishings :-) Residents don't really mind, just PLEASE DON'T PICK THE FLOWERS and a great place to walk you dogs too. Just CURB your dogs. Easy Access from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This neighborhood is so beautiful. You could spend hours walking around the canals and taking all the beauty in. There are little bridges over the water, birds everywhere, and every house is more unique than the next. The houses are stunning and lovely to look at. There are little boats scattered throughout the canals. It's such a departure from the... More 

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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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