A watercolor illustration of the downtown historic Venice Main Street, in Venice, Florida

Venice

The "Shark Tooth Capital of the World"

Aptly named one of Coastal Living’s "Best Places to Live on the Coast" in 2020 and “Happiest Seaside Towns in America” in 2015, this island town’s charming main street offers shopping and dining and meanders through stately 1920s homes leading straight to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Once a fishing and farming community, this city in the heart of Sarasota County has blossomed into a vacation destination, where families play in the surf, hunt for prehistoric shark teeth, shop through downtown, bike around the Venetian Waterway Trail and "catch the big one" at the Venice Pier.

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Chauncy Howard Park
601 The ESplanade N
Venice, FL 34285
If you are staying near Venice Beach, consider walking to the shoreline through the adjacent Chauncy Howard Park for a more quiet,...
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800 N. Auburn Rd.
Venice, FL 34292

Located in Venice, FL, Fox Lea Farm is one of the few privately owned equestrian facilities in the state.

While many...

sunset sail
1968 Tarpon Center Dr
Venice, FL 34285

SailVenice is located at the Crow's Nest Marina and Restaurant. Near Historic downtown Venice. 5 Sailing tours daily in the Gulf of...

Venice Art Center
390 Nokomis Ave S
Venice, FL 34285
Venice Art Center hosts 12 unique exhibits annually. We have 55 talented instructors that offer 550 adult and Children’s classes and workshops...
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West end of Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Humphris Park is the entrance to the south jetty. It is named for Thomas H. Humphris, who was mayor of Venice from...
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Lyons Bay
Venice, FL 34275
Rattlesnake Island is a popular picnic destination for area boaters. Trails follow the shoreline, and explorers will see a variety of plants,...

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