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Venice Canals
Venice Canals

Venice Canals

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Outdoors, Scenic Lookout
Ranked #2 in Venice things to do
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Take a scenic walk along all 4 canals! Just foot steps from the beach as well.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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Venice's original 16 miles of canals have been reduced to an affluent grid bounded by South Venice Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, 28th Avenue and Pacific Avenue. When you become bored with the Boardwalk, a trip to the canals will be soothing.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Amazing places to visit for locals and tourist. Great atmosphere for friends and family

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Toronto, Canada

Beautiful canals and homes just blocks from Venice Beach. Nice to walk through any time of day.

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Austin, Texas, USA

Whenever you think of Venice, you don't think of the canals. But do not pass them by when going to the beach! The canals are so beautiful in how they meander through the homes of the Venice neighborhood. You can get some really cool aesthetic pictures here too.

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Fremont, California, USA

This is a very iconic place in Los Angeles. There are plenty of movies shot in this location. The houses architecture are very unique, and very modern.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Italian-inspired artificial canals built in 1905, with sidewalks & bridges for pedestrians.

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Local from Venice

Take a scenic walk along all 4 canals! Just foot steps from the beach as well.

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East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

I didn't have time to explore but that will definitely be on my list for next time. I did learn however that the Canals were originally built to be like Venice Italy and the Venice Beach area developed around it.

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Beforehand watch Californication to better understand where are you:) beautiful houses.

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Local from Los Angeles

This is an great place to go explore and take in the artistic regions of Venice

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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

The canals of Venice are short, and likely a lot lower than they used to be due to the drought. You can walk along the canals on sidewalks which essentially run right next to people's backyards, but they are nicely laid out with some great flora.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is one of my favorite spots I've visited this summer. I am so glad I came here. This is a perfect spot to bring a romantic date. It doesn't matter what season it is, you will still find it very beautiful here. Of course, spring and summer seasons are better because you get to see the greens and flowers.

You can just walk around slowly and enjoy the view. It makes you temporarily forget that you're still in Southern California. You rarely get to find a place like this in West LA. If you're lucky, you will get to see some ducks as well.

I've also heard that you can sign up for canal tours. There will be boats that tour you around the canal, so it can be even more romantic!

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Miami, Florida, USA

A cute little residential alcove off the beaten path in Venice that's worth a walk to on your way from the beach to Abbot Kinney if you'd like to get a feel of how some of the locals live.

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Katy

Very pretty to walk around and daydream about which house you wish you could live in!

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Local from Los Angeles

The canals are a fun afternoon activity. The scenery is great, it's free, and the houses are gorgeous. I wouldn't say it's a must see, but it's definitely a fun side activity if you are in Venice already.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Well they're definitely not the canals of Venice, Italy, but they're really quite lovely and peaceful. The houses lining the water here are stunning and the feel in this area is completely different that that of the one alone the Venice Beachfront. It was nice just to sit along the bridge and watch the sun start to set.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

One of hidden gem in Venice, sure everyone knows about the famous Venice Beach. But this one often overlook and only local knows it. Next time when you in Venice Beach, this is worth to check it out ! Nice canal and million dollar house.

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Ok, I'm only giving this area 3 stars because once you've driven through it in 2 minutes, you're done! But it is beautiful and it will give you a glimpse into the vision of what could have been Venice, CA. The canals are all that is left of Abbott Kinneys dream. This is located about 10 minutes from my home.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Want to explore one of Venice's best kept secret? Tucked away from the chaos of one of the most popular beaches in the world is the Venice Canals Historic District. Honestly, it's like being transported to another country.

There are several bridges that families and couples can walk across and the houses have a great deal of personality. It's really a charming destination and quite a romantic environment. The best part of it is that it's free! Hey! I'm a cheap date :)

TIP: bring bread to feed the ducks!

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Absolutely one my favorite places to visit in Venice. The canals are a historical piece of history in Venice it's a must to visit.

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