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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 hidden gem in the big city.

I found this in my favorite local book Walking LA. While only 9 of the original 27 canals still exist and they are so shallow you could probably walk across them, what I love is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this in my favorite local book Walking LA. While only 9 of the original 27 canals still exist and they are so shallow you could probably walk across them, what I love is the uniqueness as well as no traffic while walking along the front of the homes. There is quite a variety of home styles and sizes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The remainder of Abbott Kinney's "Venice-By-The- Sea".See some original bungalows and the results of gentrification-mini mansions,architectural gems and "what were they thinking".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place for a stroll. Clean and very quiet canals with an interesting set of homes along the canal. Bridges span the canals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The canals run parallel to the beach and are only a few blocks away. Finding free street parking can be tough, but there are loads of lots where you can park all day for around $10. The canals are beautiful and peaceful, it's a nice break from downtown LA

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a stroll through the venice canals expecting so much more than what we saw. The water line is really low, there is algae in the water and the houses around the canals were just not in great condition. The attraction is nice to see, but don't expect to be WOW'd by it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last remaining Venice Canals are located off 25th Street in Venice Beach. If you didn’t know they were there you would easily miss them. But don’t. Strolling the historic myriad of waterside trails and small bridges is a dreamy way to while away a sunny afternoon. Here you will find relatively newly built design house side by side with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

really enjoyed the walk around the canals. lovely homes and very quiet. a good break from there venice beach scene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cool day and we enjoyed a leisurely stroll down the canals. The houses and courtsyards are so pretty. We could imagine hosting an evening dinner party in the courtyard on one house.. We considered knocking on the door on more than one lovely residence....we thought we could ask if we could be there friends for just a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice place to walk around. The area many years ago was much larger. This is all that remains of the canals. It's fun to walk around and look at the lovely homes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just exploring the area when we ran across this hidden gem in venice. Small canals invite for a stroll and make you appreciate this nice community.

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