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Nature lovers:

  • Venice Beach: Pristine white sand, calm turquoise waters, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and shelling.
  • Caspersen Beach: Known for its abundance of fossilized shark teeth, a paradise for treasure hunters.
  • Venetian Waterway Park: Scenic trails along the Intracoastal Waterway for hiking, biking, kayaking, or paddleboarding.
  • Oscar Scherer State Park: Hike or bike through pine forests, spot wildlife, and learn about the local ecosystem.

Culture and history buffs:

  • Venice Theatre: Renowned professional theater company showcasing diverse productions.
  • Venice Museum & Archives: Learn about the city's fascinating history through exhibits and artifacts.
  • Downtown Venice: Stroll down colorful Venice Avenue, browsing art galleries, local shops, and enjoying the charming atmosphere.
  • Pink Elephant Antique Village: Over 20 antique shops under one roof, perfect for vintage finds.

Adventure seekers:

  • Sharky's on the Pier: Fishing pier with stunning Gulf views, offering charters, bait shop, and restaurant.
  • Deep Lagoon Seafood & Oyster House: Oyster bar with a variety of styles, raw on the half shell or baked with parmesan.
  • Captain Eddie's Seafood Bar: Lively bar and grill featuring a raw bar, fresh fish tacos, and a signature "Grouper Reuben."
  • Island hopping: Explore nearby barrier islands like Lido Key, Siesta Key, and Casey Key, each offering unique beaches, restaurants, and shops.

Family fun:

  • Detwiler's Farm Market: Saturdays offer fresh produce, artisan crafts, and live music, perfect for family outings.
  • Centennial Park: Interactive fountain, playground, and picnic areas for a fun day out.
  • Brohard Paw Park: Large dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs, perfect for furry friends.
  • Venice Fishing Pier: Catch some fish, enjoy the views, or grab a bite at Sharky's on the Pier.
  • Venice Beach Drum Circle: Sunday nights before sunset at Venice Beach
  • Nokomis Beach Drum Circle: On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the local drum circle meets informally near the lifeguard tower at Nokomis Beach. Folks arrive around 6 p.m. every evening, but the time depends on the sunset throughout the year. A family-friendly drum circle takes place at Nokomis Beach about an hour before sunset. During this party, the audience plays maracas or dances to the drummers’ hypnotic rhythm.