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Best things to do in Venice Canals

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Canal
“Go very early for sunrise and have the canals to yourself with the most beautiful light!”
278 locals recommend
Canal
“Stroll through the canals that are the name sake of Venice. They were originally constructed in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney and are best accessed off Washington Blvd, along the main channel directly south of Baja Cantina.”
129 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Venice is a great place to see and walk around. The Venice Canals are there with beautiful scenery and the magic of the canals with bridges lined with stunning homes and gardens.”
137 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Quick 5 minute bike ride straight up Venice Blvd. Cool, outdoor casual beach feel along with a fine dining section. Show up dressy or in your shorts, either way, this place is great and local!”
137 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Iconic American-mexican restaurant bar right by the beach. Great outdoor patio with fireplace. Best for daytime hangout, nightouts with buddies or game nights.”
69 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great little market, that is only 2 block walk. If you need something, they probably have it! Good coffee, sandwiches and breakfast burritos. ”
34 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“• For a more-than-a-corner store type of option that is walking distance, go to Alan’s on the corner of Washington and Via Dolce. They have a good wine selection, a deli, and other essentials. ”
29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This Hawaiian themed chain restaurant has great burgers, and other entrees. Affordable and fun atmosphere!”
20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right across the street -- good cheap Mexican eats -- serves breakfast all day and open late.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a neighborhood gem. The sushi is good and the sushi bar is entertaining. The sushi bar is usually populated with regulars, some of whom have been coming since the place opened in the 1970s. Hide, the main sushi chef is a trip. But his sense of humor is off-color so if that's not your style I'd recommend getting a table. But if you're ready for some fun sit at the sushi bar and buy Hide a drink! ”
14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A little pricey but a popular trendy joint. Defiantly a place to foster the hang over the night before or continue the evening with a mimosa kind of morning. Food good, some fun takes on food and defiantly has the I have to try that kind of menu. ”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Go for the breakfast Burritos. Favorite is the Ranchero Breakfast Burrito or Huevos Rancheros. ”
15 locals recommend
Establishment
“nice people who own it and it is close to get anything you might need, milk, beer, eggs...”
6 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“By the Venice Canals, great food and atmosphere at a great price. RSVP is better.”
8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A high end New Mexico inspired market. Breakfast muffins are fresh and the hand made burritos convenient. The back patio is a spot to find some peace.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Really cool outside eating its french cuisine and now under new ownership with probably American cuisine coming next.”
7 locals recommend