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10 Best Attractions in Venice, Florida

Posted by Frank Herold on February 14, 2018

attractions in venice, floridaVenice Florida, located on the Gulf Coast, is known for its pristine beaches and coral reefs. This beautiful picturesque area has many green spaces including multi-use trails which follow the Intracoastal Waterway in Venetian Waterway Park. 

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Here are ten of the best attractions in the Venice, Florida area:

1) Venice Beach
Visitors to Venice Beach, recipient of the 2008 Best Restored Beaches Award, have access to 14 miles of white sand beaches. The beaches are currently in the first stage of a 50 year renourishment plan engineered by the Army Corps of Engineers. Venice and its Gulf coast offer endless opportunities for fun including fishing, boating, swimming, and sunbathing. Plan to stay the day and watch the incredible sight as the sun sets into the Gulf.

2) Venice Pier
The original Venice Pier, constructed in 1966 at the cost of $133,877, was destroyed in the "No Name Storm" of July, 1981. The rebuilt pier, with an investment of $1.75 million, was completed in 2004. The Venice Pier is open to the public, with free admission, 24 hours a day and is a favorite spot for night fishing. The current pier is 22 foot wide, 720 feet long, 20 feet high, with a water depth at the end of 15 to 18 feet, depending on the tide. Take the time to stroll the pier and enjoy the view.

3) The Venice Symphony
Established in 1974, The Venice Symphony performs at the Venice Performing Arts Center and continues to provide quality classical and popular musical performances. Dedicated to enriching the experiences of the community, The Venice Symphony combines quality performances with educational opportunities.

4) The Venice Theater
One of the most prominent and most dynamic community theaters in the country, The Venice Theater has provided entertainment, education, and outreach to the Venice area since 1950. There is always something entertaining to be found at The Venice Theater, including comedies, dramas, seasonal shows and contemporary productions.

5) Tiki Taxi of Sarasota
Receive the full Gulf Coast experience by taking a cruise on the Tiki Taxi of Sarasota. The Tiki Taxi is a 23-foot center console boat with comfortable seating for six, two stocked coolers, a dynamic sound system, and a bimini top to keep you in the shade. The Tiki Taxi is operated by U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain Eric with over thirty years of experience to ensure your safety. Whether you take just a short cruise, visit the sandbars, take in the sunset, or customize a trip, The Tiki Taxi is sure to please.

6) Free Yoga With Elin
Yoga is reported to increase energy and relieve stress, as well as being a great way to stay fit and active. Elin, a certified yoga instructor, brings her unique Free Beach Yoga Classes to Venice Beach every morning with classes starting at 8:00 and 9:00 am. Elin provides classes for all skill levels and strives to create an environment where all people feel safe and comfortable practicing Yoga at their level.

7) The Venice Farmers Market
For a novel shopping experience be sure to visit The Venice Farmers Market. Open Saturday mornings, the Farmer's Market is on Tampa Avenue in Historic Downtown Venice. The market has a wonderful variety of vendors serving everything from fresh produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, desserts, and even jewelry. Enjoy the live music, grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee and start your Saturday in a relaxed, accommodating setting.

8) The Zebra Lounge Piano Bar
For a unique evening experience, visit the only piano bar in Venice, The Zebra Lounge Piano Bar. Serving a wide variety of wine and beer from around the world, and a fantastic selection of tempting desserts, The Zebra Lounge will surround you with beautiful piano music in a relaxing lounge-type atmosphere, perfect for an evening for two or surrounded by good friends.

9) The Venice Museum & Archives
The Venice Museum & Archives (VMA) is in the historic 1927 Triangle Inn building. It maintains a collection of archives, objects, publications, and over 30,000 photographs that chronicle the history of the area. The museum collects and preserves historical and archaeological material that relates to Venice and the surrounding communities.

10) Ideal Classic Cars Museum & Showroom
Whether you are a die-hard car enthusiast or just enjoy experiencing history first hand, you will love Ideal Classic Cars Museum & Showroom. This museum is designed to allow the public to experience automobile history, with the stated goal of showcasing "the highest quality, restored classic cars to the world." While every vehicle in the museum is for sale, it is a free destination and visitors are welcome to take their time and browse.

Venice Florida offers residents and visitors a wide variety of exciting and fun activities to experience. Contact us today to learn more.

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