Vintage Venice Reel to Real Tours

Best Walking Tour, May 2013

Jonathan Kaplan is a one-man multimedia show, playing movie snippets on an iPad at almost every stop on his two-hour Vintage Venice Reel to Real Tours. A history buff’s history buff, he describes the texture of life at

Abbot Kinney’s onetime beachside amusement park. Starting at Windward Circle by the old post office, the longtime Venice resident takes visitors around canals once navigated by gondoliers, pauses at the intersection where Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp made his first appearance (1914’s Kid Auto Races at Venice), then heads past Rip Cronk murals to the site of the original Venice Pier.