Venice Canals Walkway
Venice Canals Walkway
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
The century-old canals within this iconic L.A. district recreate the dreamy landscape of the Italian city of Venice. Stroll along the waterside walkway and stop along the picture-perfect bridges. You’ll spot ducks, tiny boats, and historic houses along the way. Kids will enjoy the playground at Linnie Canal Park. While the neighborhood is quiet and family-friendly, parking in the area can be challenging if you get there later in the day. The Venice Canals Walkway is just a few blocks from the busy Venice waterfront, where you can stop for lunch, browse the shops, and relax by the beach. – Tripadvisor
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Neighborhood: Venice
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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Teresa B
Saratoga Springs, UT2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Wikumj
Bromley, UK356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and unique area to walk through to see some interesting canals, gardens and architecture. This is a residential area so be mindful not to get in the way of local residents. The water is in places a bit 'swampy', it would be better if they cleaned it and got rid of the algae. It doesn't detract from the experience too much though. A short walk away from Venice beach if you are in the area. If you're not anyway going to be in the area it's a bit out of the way to get to and is not really ask essential LA experience compared to other attractions.
Written May 15, 2023
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Norjeff2
West Orange, NJ2,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SueBlue962
Darien, CT869 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
If you have an hour and want to take a stroll to see some unique homes situated on a path of canals then this is the place to go. We saw some pretty landscape designs and some really quirky homes, but the quiet atmosphere and sun filled day was just perfect. The drawbacks are few and yet I feel a must to list. Parking is hard in the canal adjacent streets due to construction and homeless groups and the canal is so dirty that the smell was overwhelming in certain areas.
Written October 10, 2022
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Pete S
Tampa, FL556 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills, CA1,706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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MelvinPusfinger
Temecula, CA642 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Denise N
Gadsden6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
This was the highlight of my trip, especially with my visit near the holiday season. You walk by a canal with gorgeous homes decorated for Christmas and Christmas lights everywhere. Took tons of beautiful pictures and it was absolutely amazing. The history is as fascinating as the visual is beautiful.
Written January 7, 2020
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Angie D
64 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
If you are from the UK don't waste your time visiting here. I have seen cleaner canals in Birmingham and that's saying something. I honestly can't see the hype of this area, the water was a filthy green, there were a few ducks and canoes anchored oh and some nice houses apart from that a complete waste of an hour! Walking there from Venice Beach was an eye opener though.
Written January 22, 2024
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