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Venice Canals Walkway

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Address: Washigton Blvd. & Dell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90292
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Historic district in Venice, CA built by a "dreamer" who wanted to replicate the waterways of the original Venice in Italy. While many of the original canals have been paved... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historic district in Venice, CA built by a "dreamer" who wanted to replicate the waterways of the original Venice in Italy. While many of the original canals have been paved over by the City, there are still 9 canals to enjoy walking on their bridges and viewing the charming and eclectic houses that surround this charming area. Definitely worth a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently discovered the Venice Canals Walkway but wasn't overly impressed with the area. Yes, the neighborhood has some interesting houses built along canals. It's not too busy because it's off the beaten path of the shoreline promenade. If you've already wandered up and down the beach, I don't recommend walking further inland to see the area. It is interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Certainly the Venice canals of Santa Monica are well known, but we were surprised how few people we found walking them. Many interesting houses dot the shores and it's worth visiting. We found the nearby Venice Beach area very trashy and touristy, with other 'beach towns' more interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The canals were based on Venice and only 8 remain. It is so beautiful walking around the canals seeking all the different architecture and some original homes. It's like its own little community.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful hidden gem in LA. We had a great time walking through the walkaway, it seemed like we've crossed the borders into a European city in Southern CA

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a a special place, with strong historic and film/TV significance, and it does't disappoint. It betters expectation, in fact. There are several car parks nearby, with low hourly rates, and short walking distances. We went of an evening and it was peaceful and scenic, and would imagine that it is most of the time. Really pretty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its really nice to see..if you visit venice you have to go there, its romantic and beautiful place, with fancy houses.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The canal walkway offers you a very different view of Venice from the one you experience at the beach boardwalk or elsewhere. Very peaceful, very clean, not many people. A little island of peace. Worth the walk. Make sure you get briefed by a guide for which celebrity houses to look at.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These canals may not be like the Europe version of Venice, but they're pretty places to walk and talk, and are more relaxing than most places in Europe and in the U.S. We've spent many happy hours walking and looking at the lovely scenery and homes along these canals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful area to live for those who are fortunate to live in this little pocket. It first came to my attention in the movie Valentines Day, and I really enjoyed strolling down the waterways.

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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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