Los Angeles is home to many beautiful places, but the Venice Canals aka Venice Canal Historic District may just be my favorite. It’s one of those places that is best experienced than described. However, if I was asked to describe it in one word, I would say magical. Pictures don’t do it justice.
The Venice Canals are serene and breathtaking. They are an underrated spot in Los Angeles that most tourists do not flock too. Having been to the canals many times, I’m sharing a few tips below for those who want to visit. Also, my outfit details are at the bottom of this post!
Best Time of Day to Visit
When deciding when to visit the Venice Canals, I recommend looking at the tide chart. The canals experience high and low tide and they are much prettier during high tide or closer to the next high tide.
Also, don’t let an overcast day deter you from visiting. I’ve visited both on a sunny day and an overcast day and the canals are equally as beautiful during both conditions.
Location + Parking
The Venice Canals are located about five to ten minutes (depending on traffic) from Venice Beach. If you type Venice Canal Historic District into maps on your phone, you will easily be able to locate it.
Many of the roads around the canals are one way so be careful when driving. For parking, I suggest parking somewhere along Ocean Court!
Wear a Cute Outfit
This tip may sound silly, but the Venice Canals are so picture perfect that you will want to take a photo to share on social media! With that being said, wear a cute outfit to the canals!
About the Venice Canals
The Venice Canals were built in 1905 by Abbot Kinney in his quest to develop a “Venice of America.” Many of Venice’s streets were actually part of the original canal district, but with more and more roads being added to the area over time, only four of the man-made canals remain. These canals are now surrounded by beautiful multi-million dollar homes.
Thanks for reading! Looking for more things to do in LA?! Check out my post on the Griffith Observatory.