Venice Canals Walkway
Venice Canals Walkway
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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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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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Gints K
Riga, Latvia188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
If you want to escape marihuana smokers, then this is the place. Walkway is not so long and there are beautiful trees and flowers. But not worth special visit.
Written March 20, 2024
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It is a quiet and beautiful residential region with canals network separating between houses with a sense of tranquility. The visit is nice, but a short round and quick pictures are typically enough. A visit using a car is possible as well, especially since it is relatively isolated far from Santa Monica and Los Angeles.
Written January 27, 2024
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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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parentsof6
Ogden, UT10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Venice Beach is a fun place to visit! Colorful people! We enjoyed riding bikes along the boardwalk, walking on the beach, and walked along the canals. We did not have a car, but didn’t need one, everything we needed was within walking distance.
We visited in December.
Written December 14, 2023
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Saradeva2014
Bengaluru, India77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
It was dirty water, few ducks were there. I pity people living there beside the canal have no privacy at all, we were walking through their yard. Few houses had their own boats. There is a bridge where we can take photos.
Written June 5, 2023
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Samuel M
Santa Monica, CA130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
A fun place to walk. They are famous and in many films. You can see the upscale houses as well as ducks and other water birds.
Written June 4, 2023
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Heidy C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Loved the neighborhood. All patios decorated in their unique way and so pleasant. Pet friendly and very quiet.
Written May 28, 2023
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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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Durbanguy
San Francisco, CA66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Charming homes along the canals in a quaint area. Interesting architecture and gardens. Tucked away from the urban jungle. Close to Marina Del Rey and funky Venice Beach.
Written April 18, 2023
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Bruce M
195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It’s a beautiful place with beautiful houses. Calm and quiet, a relaxing walk nearby Venice Beach. Some places to park for free around the streets.
Written April 15, 2023
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