Vacation is not about shopping, but if you do not shop in Venice, Florida, you will miss something special. In Venice, Florida, you can go shopping, watch entertainment and dine out with friends and family.

Historic Downtown is a vibrant, active part of the city. Downtown Venice was carefully planned and built in the 1920s. With only a mile away from the beach, Venice offers a vibrant downtown experience along with parks, green spaces, and open spaces.

Downtown Venice extends beyond West Venice Avenue. Be sure when you visit here to explore East Venice Avenue, Tampa Avenue, Miami Avenue, Nokomis Avenue, and Nassau Street for an assortment of boutiques, restaurants, bars, sweet treats, and services. The local, family-owned, small businesses are the heart of the city and contribute greatly to its economic vitality. Make sure you visit the Venice Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.

Centennial Park is the heart of downtown, where guests can take in free concerts at the gazebo, get community information at the Venice Main Street kiosk, and play at the Intergenerational Fountain. Furthermore, it has free parking along with free parking on the streets in the district. The downtown area is a treasure trove for those who love history and architecture.

Learn about the fascinating history of Venice on a guided walking tour or with a self-guided tour brochure. The historic Venice Train Depot is just one of the many historic structures in the district.

Venice has won many awards, including the Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community, the Monarch City USA designation, the Coolest Downtown Award, and the Outstanding Achievement Award for Landscaped Areas by America in Bloom in 2020.

When it comes to shopping in Venice, Florida, you have a variety of options depending on your taste and budget. Here are some great places to check out:

Venice Avenue:

  • Upscale boutiques: Artisans Venice (paintings, jewelry, pottery), Tangi&Jess (women's fashion), The Gallery at Harbor View (fine art & antiques)
  • Local and unique finds: Island Gift Nook (tropical-themed gifts), Sea Pleasures & Treasures (nautical souvenirs), Detwiler's Farm Market (fresh produce & artisan crafts)
  • Art galleries: Art Escape Gallery, Collectors Gallery & Framery, Clyde Butcher's Venice Gallery & Studio

Downtown Venice:

  • Venice Centre Mall: Anchored by Macy's and Dillard's, offering major retailers and specialty stores
  • Pink Elephant Antique Village: Over 20 antique shops under one roof
  • Venetian Plaza: Open-air shopping center with waterfront views, featuring restaurants and clothing stores

Beyond the downtown area:

  • Wellen Park Downtown: Modern shopping district with trendy stores and restaurants
  • Sharky's on the Pier: Gift shop offering souvenirs, beachwear, and nautical items
  • Venice Farmers Market (Saturdays): Great for locally-made goods, produce, and flowers

For specific interests:

  • Outdoor gear: Outfitter's Supply
  • Books: Venice Stationers
  • Home decor: Pier 22 Home and Gifts
  • Wine: Venice Fine Wine & Spirits


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