A Stroll Through The Venice Canals

Happy hump day! Can you believe it’s December already? In between all the holiday festivities and getting organized for 2018, I made sure to also spend some quality time with family over the weekend.

I used to say that I would never move out of New York, but I guess never say never right? 🙂 I’ve been living in Los Angeles for almost 6 years now, and I think it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The weather is so great here, it’s enabled me to do all sorts of outdoor activities no mater what season it is. I no longer just want to hibernate during winter, like I always did back in New York. Hallelujah to that!

Last weekend, we decided to take an easy stroll through the canals in Venice (no, not the Venice in Italy, but the Venice in LA). For those who have never visited Los Angeles before, make a note to visit this place as it is definitely a must do. The Venice Canal Historic district is noteworthy for its man-made canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney, as part of his Venice of America plan. Kinney sought to recreate the appearance and feel of Venice, Italy, in Southern California.

FUN FACT: The water enters the canals through sea gates in the Marina Del Rey breakwater. They open at low tide to drain most of the water, and at high tide they are closed, trapping the water for about three days before being refreshed again.

So if you decide to visit, make sure you go to the canals during the weekends (or holidays) when the water will be there!

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A walk through the canals is very peaceful, romantic and relaxing. No wonder a lot of engagement photos are taken here. It actually does make you feel as if you are somewhere in Venice, Italy. It was our first time taking Sydney here so we had fun as we crossed little bridges, counted ducks swimming, although we got lost in the maze-like walkways!

I don’t think I will ever get tired of visiting here. It’s located just a block from Venice beach, so you can easily pay a visit to the Venice Boardwalk after strolling through the canals.

So where do you like to go for an easy stroll in your own city? Comment below. Thanks for reading!

Always with LOVE,

Ming

 

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