Are you looking for a vacation spot somewhere along the Gulf Coast? Or are you looking to relocate? Or are you just looking for a beautiful place to visit for the day to find some awesome food? Then you will fall in love Venice, Florida. It has a small town atmosphere and a vintage charm while still having the finer touches of a culturally rich city.
You Are Going to Love Venice, Florida
Amazing White Sandy Beaches
Venice is home to one of the most beautiful beaches located on the Gulf Coast – Venice Beach. It is a Certified Blue Wave Beach and is home to a large number of marine turtle nests between the months of May and October. There are also many opportunities to see dolphins, shorebirds and other wildlife as well as a scenic view of the Venice Public Fishing Pier.
Some of the Best Fishing
Looking for some fishing? You have come to the right place! Just visit the Venice Fishing Pier to catch a variety of the most popular gamefish. There is no fee or fishing license required to fish on the Pier, and if you need equipment head to Papa’s Bait Shop. If you are ready for a bite to eat then make sure you head to Sharky’s on the Pier. Both shops are located conveniently on the pier.
Everything From Fine Dining to the Pub
Venice is also home to a wide variety of food. Whether you are in the mood for some Italian food, good old fashioned burgers or some local organic smoothies, Venice has you covered. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a place everybody will enjoy. Check out the specialsto see what places are offering deals and happy hours!
Or You Can Dine-In
Not the dining out type and prefer to cook at home? No problem! Just head down to the Venice Farmers Market and browse the 51 vendors of fresh produce, freshly baked goods, fish, and other food products. They also have many wonderful arts and crafts for sale as well. The Venice Farmers Market accepts EBT and SNAP.
Family Fun and Friendliness
Need something for the whole family? How does a Shark’s Tooth Festival sound? A fitting place to go in the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World”.
How about Centennial Park? An amazingly beautiful park with a splash pad, picnic tables, veteran memorial, restrooms, and free parking.
If hiking or biking is more your style then be sure to check out Shamrock Park and Nature Center.
Venice is the kind of community where neighbors meet up at the local farmer’s market on the weekends, or where friendly rounds of golf are played daily then Venice is home. With some neighborhoods better suited for certain lifestyles, you are sure to find a place to call home in Venice.
If you are looking for a quaint, vintage little town with a whole lot of community and a lot to offer, then Venice is your destination. Between Venice’s beautiful beaches, its diverse variety of local cuisines and it’s family friendliness you can’t go wrong in making Venice your #1 choice in location.
Guest post written by Krissie McCoy –
Krissie is a stay at home mom to two beautiful little ones, working her way through life one baby step at a time.
Hi – what would be your recommendation for dinner dining for 8 ladies having a girls weekend away? We will be dining out 3 nights. Thank you in advance!
So sorry I didn’t see this sooner! For a larger group, I would recommend calling most places before you go, especially between early November to April. I would highly recommend Off The Wagon one night for dinner, drinks and dancing. Bodrum Restaurant is an experience that shouldn’t be missed as I truly believe it is one of the best restaurants our little paradise has to offer, but definitely make reservations there no matter what time of year it is. Finally, Darrell’s Restaurant has a private room for larger parties, and you’ll get incredible BBQ plus delicious sweet tea in mason jars and a banana pudding for dessert that brought my husband to tears from nostalgia.
Enjoy your girl’s trip!!