Venice - Happiest Seaside Town in America

Vote NOW to make Venice the Happiest Seaside Town in America February 13-March 31, 2015 (EDIT: this content is closed)

Venice, Florida is a one of Coastal Living's Top 10 "America's Happiest Seaside Towns" for 2015.

We need your help to crown Venice as the number one "Happiest Seaside Town in America" in 2015.

Voting begins February 13 and continues through March 31, 2015. 

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Also, Join us for a pep rally 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Centennial Park Gazebo! 

Why Venice deserves to be the "Happiest Town in America"

There are many good reasons Venice is named one of Coastal Living's Happiest Seaside Towns. This island town in southern Sarasota is where seaside vistas and charmed living meet.  The town's Venice Avenue offers the chance for boutique shopping and dining before meandering through stately 1920's homes that lead straight to the Gulf of Mexico.  The North Jetty and pier are popular for fishing aficionados and searching for fossilized sharks teeth on Caspersen Beach offers a novel adventure for families. And when the sunset sets, Venice Theatre, one of the most revered community theatres in the country, lights up with applause-worthy performances.

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