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Venice Canals Walkway

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Address: Washigton Blvd. & Dell Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90292
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Great experience, nice and romantic walk on the canals. Beautiful scenery and houses! 2 minutes walk to the ocean. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience, nice and romantic walk on the canals. Beautiful scenery and houses! 2 minutes walk to the ocean. A must see!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You need your GPS or an in-the-know Angeleno to find the canals of Venice. Originally designed and dredged in 1905 by the developer Abbot Kinney (for whom a near-by street is named that you really must see). Kinney dreamed of beautiful homes on both sides of the many canals with unusual bridges crossing them. That was before cars took over... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Venice Canals Walkway in the last week of December 2016. The houses around the canal walkway were beautifully decorated due to Christmas and New Year celebrations. Few boats could be seen. It is an ideal place for stroll. It is near the Venice Beach. Houses glittering with light looked very beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice "mimic" of the actual Venice Canals. When the tide is out though it exposes all of the filth sitting on the bottom which ruined the experience; not something that can be helped, but try to go during high tide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to believe few people come here for a walk. It's very pretty, and at Christmas especially. Would recommend for a break away from the hectic business of the beach. But watch out for dog poo!!!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really fantastic for a morning stroll. You would not believe that this neighborhood is just one block away from the Venice Beach walk.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great romantic subdivision free to walk through, not too many tourists, I did it on the way to venice beach.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only went because of the movie Valentine's Day and wow what a let down. It was like swamp water that smelt like urine and while there were some nice houses others had derelict back yards that looked like something straight out of mt Druitt (Aussies know what I mean). There was rubbish in the water and sunken run down kayaks.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for tourists or locals who have not been here before. It is the soul of the area and a welcome contrast to the high energy of the Venice boardwalk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Unique. Must see when visiting Los Angeles. It's like you are visiting Venice, Italy except lot cleaner. Gorgeous view and a very nice walk.

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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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