Venice Canals in Los Angeles

The Venice Canals are man-made canals that recreate the appearance of Venice, Italy.

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Walk along the canal’s peaceful banks and admire the beautiful homes mixed in with quaint cottages. It a mellow setting and perfect for just strolling or walking your dog.

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It is about a mile from the famous and circus like Venice Beach where life is a little more hectic. You can easily do both in a day. Plus visit Marina Del Rey only about a mile from the beach. We will be doing a blog on Marina Del Rey soon. They tell me there are walking tours, I found this link:

http://www.venicebeachwalkingtours.com/venice_canals/
Plus there are many events in the canal and around Venice Beach. Check this link. http://www.venicepaparazzi.com/events/2013-venice-calendar-of-events/

Here are directions to the Venice Canals.
STARTING POINT
Begin at Pacific and 25th Ave.

DIRECTIONS TO THE START
Transit: From the Spring/1st stop in Downtown LA take the 733 Bus towards Santa Monica. Disembark at Main/Grand and walk about 10 minutes south on Pacific Ave. until you reach Ave. 25.

Car: From the 10 Freeway West merge onto the 405 Freeway South toward Long Beach/LAX. Then merge onto the CA-90W for 3 miles and turn right onto Lincoln Blvd. After 0.5 miles turn left onto Washington Blvd. Then after about 1.3 miles turn right onto Pacific Ave. Drive until you reach Ave. 25.

 
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Take a Flying Lesson

Great one day excursion. Many plans available check out Groupons. You get to sit in the pilot seat and taxi and then fly the airplane. He shows you the controls (not a lot to learn) and actually lets you take off. During flight you get to be at the full controls. He also lets you land. In San Diego, they let you go over the ocean which is awesome. On my flight we went inland because of the marine layer and visibility.

Below is a  video of my landing.

Welcome to staycations

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Welcome to staycationscalifornia.  Featuring info, photos, links,  events, places, cites, sites, attractions , etc.  in California.   We are going to explore areas that you can do in a day or the whole weekend.  Perfect for staycations or the weekend traveler.