beautiful day with nothing to do? take a walk on the venice canals. built in 1904 by abbot kinney, the majority of the canals, which spanned across 16 miles, were filled in by 1929 due to the shift from the horse and buggy system of transportation to automobile. the remaining canals span from venice blvd to washington, and showcase some of venice's most impressive architecture. if you like ducks, geese, and cranes, you are in luck, as they are the vip guests of the region.