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Venice Canals Walkway

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Address: Washigton Blvd. & Dell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90292
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My teenage son and I had landed in LA and were headed up to Malibu. Thanks to GPS, we stumbled onto the canal area. Because I had read about the area ahead of time, I knew it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My teenage son and I had landed in LA and were headed up to Malibu. Thanks to GPS, we stumbled onto the canal area. Because I had read about the area ahead of time, I knew it was worth trying to park and look around. We drove back and forth for a bit but finally happened upon a parking spot... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not quite the canals in Venice, Italy but the walk through these canals was a treat. The homes are unique and most are beautiful. It was serene and relaxing. From here you can continue your walk to the beach. We were here on Friday and there was a great Farmer's Market nearby. Nice way to spend a morning when you... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is totally worth the visit. I loved this place. Beautiful water ways and lovely houses just on the banks of this canals. Each are different but beautiful and has nice gardens. Lovely place to just walk about for sometime and feel the calm and quiet atmosphere.

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We hired bikes and cycled down from Santa Monica. It was a little difficult to find the canals and we had to rely on our guide book to find the right streets to go down to access them. Once we were there it was like a tranquil haven away from the craziness of Venice Beach. Definitely worth a visit if... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Lovely way to spend some time looking at the beautiful and funky houses on the canal. The little bridges are neat and I loved peeking at everyones gardens. Surprisingly, even my kids enjoyed it.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you love photography deffinitly go visit the Venice Canals. Beautiful, quiet location. Amazing homes to gaze at.Every home is super unique and it's just amazing to look at the architechture. Really just a beautiful and charming little location. It's a must see when visiting LA.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

this is almost secret but its one of the very special places. charming little bridges over quaint canals. A few little boats, everybody has lovely gardens.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Came here to see Venice Beach and ended up enjoying the walk through the canals. Peaceful, calm, scenic, photo perfect! We met many of the homeowners as we walked. They were all welcoming and seemed to enjoying chatting with us. Unexpected and sweet walk.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Canals were far more sprawling than I had anticipated after viewing the location on a map. The water is clean and the homes are varied. I am a huge fan of observing different styles of homes and they have always captivated my interest. The homes on the canal did not disappoint. Skaters were taping themselves on the cute bridges,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A really enjoyable walk through the canals, many interesting houses and gardens to peer into. Very clean and easy to navigate. A really enjoyable and relatively quiet part of LA

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