Cheap and Free Los Angeles: A stroll through the Venice canals

One of the things I was most excited about on our trip to L.A. was the chance to walk around through the canals of Venice, CA — which was easy to do time and again as we stayed a mere half a block away at the Inn at Venice Beach (you can read my hotel review here).

If you haven’t made it to the secret little world of the canals yet, you can get a sneak peak with my video. And the next time you make it to L.A., remember the canals are less than a block from the Venice Beach boardwalk, with an entrance on Washington Blvd.

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Safe journey,

Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning guide Travels with Baby



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  2. El Cid Vacation

    Your post was just in time because I'm still thinking where we will spend our vacation on September.

  3. CascadiaKids

    Huh! I'd always heard of Venice beach, but I never knew there were canals. Fascinating. The mix of architectural styles is priceless.

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    It is a very amazing post. I watched the video and I can see that it is a great place to relax because the place is quiet and peaceful. I am going to bring my kids in that place.

  5. Shelly Rivoli

    Ah, lucky you! 😉

  6. Debi

    Love it! We live close by & yet I've yet to take the kids. Thanks for the inspiration!

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