- City Park-Neighborhood
DescriptionVenice Beach is a very distinct part of Los Angeles and lives up to its name in at least one way; canals. Most of the original canals are gone, but a fair number still exist and the homes that line their banks are often little short of bizarre. Venice’s beach is no less bizarre. You’ll find no better place to people watch. Shoppers with a taste for the avant garde should give the Abbot Kinney district a visit.