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Venice Canals and Walkways

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In 1905, tobacco millionaire and real estate developer Abbot Kinney sought to simulate the romantic feel of Venice, Italy in America by creating the beach resort town of Venice just south-west of Santa Monica. Kinney wrangled the area's marshland into a series of canals that, initially, were traversed by ornate gondolas piloted by gondoliers in traditional Italian garb.

The first incarnation of Venice also had an elaborate amusement pier, a miniature railroad, and a block-long street of faux-Venetian buildings, all sloping towards a wide swath of Pacific Ocean shoreline. Its commercial success inspired competition from neighboring piers in Santa Monica, but Kinney's Venice held onto its popularity even after 1920 when its founder died and his original pier burned down.

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Elektrisk cykeltur på Santa Monica och Venice Beach

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Prova något nytt på din Los Angeles semester! Se platser du inte kan komma till i din bil eller på en turistbuss när du provar en unik och ...  Mer information

  • Plats: Santa Monica, Kalifornien
  • Varaktighet: 3 timmar
  • Språk: Engelska
Från USD 79,00

Den ultimata Los Angeles Bike Tour

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Pedal genom LA: s mest populära områden på # 1 cykelturen i Los Angeles. En expertguide håller dig underhållen med fascinerande ...  Mer information

  • Plats: West Hollywood, Kalifornien
  • Varaktighet: 6 timmar
Från USD 139,00