||Venice Beach On a Sunday afternoon (or any day
for that matter), Venice Beach is hopping. Stroll along the boardwalk, you'll
find street musicians and jugglers, sidewalk vendors, ice cream and pizza,
swings, playgrounds for the kids and picnic areas. Venice
City Beach is a flat sandy beach with lifeguards, showers, bike path, and
a small water play area.
Venice Canals Walkway (off Venice Blvd.) The Venice Canals
are a hidden treasure. In 1905 "Venice of America" was constructed
as a seaside resort, miles of artificial canals filled with fresh sea
water. By 1920, Venice had an aquarium, amusement rides, a giant ferris
wheel, gondolas on the canals and electric trains to bring people to the
beach. In later years, some canals were filled in, but today the Venice
Canals Walkway is a lovely serene spot, especially popular with small
kids. Stroll along the canals, watching for ducks and geese. Strollers
are okay on the bridges.