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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 haven from the boardwalk

After walking from Venice Beach to Santa Monica and being accosted every couple of minutes by people asking for money or to listen to their music, it was calming to walk back via... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vicki K

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After walking from Venice Beach to Santa Monica and being accosted every couple of minutes by people asking for money or to listen to their music, it was calming to walk back via the Venice canals. Gorgeous houses along the canal add to the beauty of the place.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful homes and a great place to take walks and enjoy nature! you will be walking in between actual people's houses so I recommend staying away from their yards and keeping the noise level down! but its definitely mesmerizing! Plus there is a lot of restaurants nearby and walking distance from the beach!

Thank hexito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Luxury and large homes sitting on a planned community reflecting the peace of the canals and water reflections.

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Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So Venice boardwalk is good for people watching, but to get the grungy feeling off of your poor bodies, take them down to the canals where one could have much time to kill walking many cute bridges near adorable houses. I went to see where Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison use to live (just Venice really) , so if you... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pretty underwhelmed. Possibly we were tired, having just walked here from Santa Monica Pier, but we didn't really see what the hype was about. It wasn't at all as beautiful as Venice, in Italy, it was more like the canals in East London; but with better weather and more canal side detached properties. It was pleasant to walk... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I strolled through on a winter weekday afternoon. Completely serene and plenty of parking, though I wouldn't be surprised if it's a different story on the weekend. Many styles of houses and all kinds of water fowl. Definitely a different side of Venice.

Thank Sandra J
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last July took a guided tour of the Venice Canals and the Venice boardwalk. The tour was a two and a half hour walk through the history of Venice and the building of the canals. Summer is a perfect time to take the walk, enjoy the beach and learn some history.

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We never did find a place to park but drove over the bridges a couple of times to look over to see the homes and canals. This is a beautiful area, would be great to walk around to see more closely. It is rather hard to find, but with GPS you can be guided.

Thank happyandretired318
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see during your time in Venice, within walking distance of the beach, hidden gem indeed. Very quiet neighborhood surrounded by beauty, the canals are amazing to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite hard to believe that the Venice Canals are just a stone's throw away from the bustle of Venice Beach. But these canals, lined by quaint and unique homes are a great place to walk and take some time out to see a different side of both Venice and LA.

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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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