• Activities:

    Photography, Running, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    1 Miles

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Lake
Romantic
Scenic

The Venice Canals are a hidden gem of Los Angeles that are definitely worth a stroll.

The canals are a fun and quiet place to relax away from the hectic Venice boardwalk. Take a stroll through the canals or even get in a run! The reflections in the water are the main attraction and are great for photography. Spring, after some rain, is the best time to go as the water levels are going to be the highest!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Camera
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The canals are one of my favorite LA spots. There are usually very few people (if at all) there and it can be such a wonderful stroll amidst a crazy city. It feels like a little escape! Great place to stroll on a date, or grab some lunch and enjoy the view while you eat!

10 months ago
10 months ago

Hit Menotti's Coffee Shop beforehand! A nice stroll through the canals + some coffee = the best way to wake up.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

The canals are pretty cool considering their location in SoCal. The water levels can get pretty low, especially during the dry parts of the year, so time your visit accordingly! Otherwise it's a great place to take a casual stroll.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

You can take a stroll here and unwind

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Love looking at the houses in this neat picture perfect area.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

The Venice Canals are beautiful. There are little boats and even the area is green and breath-taking. This place is perfect for pictures, especially during the golden hours

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

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Photographer with a passion for culture, travel, and exposing those who do good in the world LucasJPolsPhotography.com

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