Venice Florida Beach Vacation Guide
Venice Beach with it's white, sandy beaches stretching along the Gulf of Mexico are the perfect place to spend the day, weekend, vacation or simply an evening enjoying breathtaking sunsets. This quiet beach town's attractive and historic downtown main street sports one-of-a-kind shops and several upscale restaurants. There are art galleries to browse in and a large community theater.
Located south of the Sarasota, Florida area, Venice Beach, Florida is perfect for a swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy the Florida Sunshine, take part in deep sea fishing, rent a boat, parasail, have your beach wedding or just take a quiet stroll along the sea shore, Venice Beach has it all. Venice Municipal Beach offers locals and visitors alike free parking, showers, lifeguards, rest rooms and concessions.
Venice Beach revels in its reputation as the "shark tooth capital of the world". A seaside stroll might reveal teeth up to three inches long, as well as other marine fossils. If nothing else, you should find enough seashells to start a sizeable collection, including examples of conch, a common sea snail in these parts.
Outdoor activities are just part of the Venice Beach, Florida experience. If you are looking for a resort, affordable beachfront hotel or a quaint bed and breakfast, Venice Beach and the City of Venice have something for every requirement and price range.
You are going to need food and drink. Venice Beach and the Venice, Florida area have it all. Four Star restaurants, beer and a burger joints and family friendly dinners. How about a tropical delight at a local beach bar or maybe some cocktails and dancing the night away? Venice Beach and Venice, Florida is your place to be. Find out what others are saying about where to eat and drink in the Venice area on the Venice Restaurant Reviews Page.
Venice Beach Florida Vacation Guide was created to make your Venice Beach Vacation the best it can be at the best prices available. We have listed the most popular hotels and vacation rentals along with the best rates available on the internet. We also have listed the most popular places to eat and drink along with an extensive list of the “Things to Do” while visiting Venice and Venice Beach. Remember, VRBO has vacation rentals for half the price of a hotel - book the whole house for your next vacation!
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Take your time and be sure to check out all the information available here at Venice Beach Vacation Guide. Be sure to pack the sunscreen!
Venice area events..
Venice Christmas Boat Parade
6 p.m. Dec. 5; Intracoastal Waterway
Large and small boats covered in holiday lights will travel along the Intracoastal Waterway for your viewing pleasure with the parade starting just north of the Albee Road Bridge, continuing down the Intracoastal and out the jetty as far as land on the south side. There is viewing on both sides of the jetties in this area.
Venice Farmers' Market...and More!
8:00 AM Every Saturday
Description: Local produce, plants, flowers, crafts, jewelry, soaps, imported oils, seafoods, pastries and much more can be found at the weekly Farmers' Market held in the parking lot of Centennial Park every Saturday 8-noon.
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Venice area news
The truth about holiday spirits: How to celebrate safely this season
We all want to celebrate during the holidays, and more people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season
Approaching 100 years old, Tamiami Trail changed the course of Florida history
A century ago, Florida was a different place. Mosquitoes and alligators ruled. Air conditioning was science fiction. Cars were scarce, and paved roads were the perks of city living.
Venice Beach renourishment project underway
Work crews were busy pumping sand back onto Venice Beach Monday. The $20 million renourishment project is aimed at keeping pounding waves back.
Venice farmers market has estimated $4.1 million annual impact
As the city works to attract outside events to generate tourism dollars, an economic driver happens every Saturday: the farmers market.