Must Do: Venice Canals


None of developer Abbot Kinney’s original waterways survive, but two miles of picturesque canals inspired by him and dating to 1905 still offer a retreat from the busy boardwalk. They also front some serious real estate.

How to do it: Enter at South Venice Boulevard and Dell Avenue. Allow 45 minutes to walk the canals, with extra time to Instagram the whitewashed footbridges and pastel boats.