Venice Canals Walkway

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Venice Canals Walkway
4.5
Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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BlackberryBoy
Gibsons, Canada271 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We stayed in Marina Del Rey for a few nights so were able to visit her birth during the day and night. It was one of the highlights of the trips for me, the canals, gardens and houses are beautiful. It's hard to believe such an inspiring spot is just a few blocks from the chaos of Venice Beach but somehow this area seems untouched. If you're visiting in December I definitely recommend coming at night to check out all the Christmas lights
Written December 22, 2021
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MrGaucho1987
Santa Barbara, CA986 contributions
Feb 2020
Venice is a quirky, charming delight of a beach town. It was once a bit gritty, but time and the escalation of property values have mellowed the place a bit I suspect. The canals, lined, with homes in the $2M plus range, are a fun way to burn an hour strolling peacefully and checking out the fun and sometimes frivolous architecture/yards/decorations. The place is very simply a delight for the eyes and I'm embarrassed that I went so long between visits. It's an easy place to walk and linger, but the bridges or the canals are steep and may present challenges to the physically impaired.
Written March 21, 2020
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permia
Ireland37,712 contributions
Oct 2019
A delightful area not far from the bustling seaside promenade is perfect for spending some relaxing time around.

With blue-sky sunshine it looked at its best. We strolled around much of the watersides crossing little bridges as we went. The residences along the banks are grand with lovely flora all around.

Along the way we saw numerous little boats, a mini book club, a basket hammock and enclosures on the water with seating.

All very captivating.
Written January 28, 2020
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Teresa B
Saratoga Springs, UT2 contributions
Mar 2021
This is a beautiful spot but not worth the trouble of dealing with Venice Beach which gives California a bad name. Venice is one big homeless tent. It’s sad to see the money that is put into this canal way and the way the rest of the city has been left to deteriorate around it.
Written March 29, 2021
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Norjeff2
West Orange, NJ1,942 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Does not take a long time to get through, this walk is great if you want to park in a residential neighborhood and not have to pay for parking for the beach. Nice homes and back yards to walk around. If you are going to Venice beach, park in this area and take a nice stroll.
Written March 23, 2020
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I write 'escape' as compared to much of LA the Venice Canals actually felt relatively safe and were quite quiet. We strolled around for only about 30 minutes taking pictures and admiring the architecture and it was very nice. There were lots of dog walkers but everyone was friendly and it made for a nice time. Another staple visit of LA.
Written February 28, 2020
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Pete S
Florida, NY456 contributions
May 2022
beautiful canals and beautiful story how a man from italy came and developed the area, the bad thing is how the elected officials let it all go to waste. homeless throughout the canals very very sad, tourists were taking pictures of the canals and homeless were urinating 15 feet away, there tents are everywhere. all this beauty wasted. million dollar mansions and homeless steps away
Written May 19, 2022
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MelvinPusfinger
Santa Monica, CA511 contributions
Dec 2020
We visited here shortly before Christmas 2020. There is plenty of free parking available on Venice Boulevard. After that it is a short walk to the canals. Dell Avenue is a good entry point. Thereafter, you can walk up and down the canals across various bridges. For the Christmas festive period, there are plenty of lights on the bridges. And many of the houses along the canal are nicely decorated and lit up. All in all, a very pleasant experience.
Written December 22, 2020
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George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills, CA1,608 contributions
Nov 2020
I love the Venice Canals.
So peaceful and quiet.
This place is so scenic and beautiful and is a joy to photograph.
It's more Italy than L.A.
The Doors hung out here back in the day.
Come visit and fall in love with the Venice Canals.
George Vreeland Hill
Written November 2, 2020
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TYsadventures
Brooklyn, NY275 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very quaint and romantic stroll along private neighborhood residential upscale area where the homes have a waterway similar to the Italian Canals running along their backyards. What would be an alley to most is replaced by a waterway in the heart and right up the street from Venice Beach. Very romantic and cozy for couples, not so much for children and kids.
Written July 4, 2021
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