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The Best of Venice, FL: Local Activities for an Active Senior Lifestyle

Posted by Frank Herold on November 1, 2021


It's beginning to be the part of the year in Florida when the humidity and temperatures drop just enough to spend more time outdoors. For Florida retirees, it is the perfect time to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. Part of the Venice community, Jacaranda Trace offers an active lifestyle, keeping seniors active and engaged all year round. When you want to venture out in Venice, there are always places to visit around our historic town on Florida's serene west coast.  

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Outdoor Activities to Enjoy the Calm Florida Weather

Even with the lower temperatures, you still want to keep yourself hydrated and shaded from sun exposure when you plan for an extended day out on a sun-bright Florida day. Whether you take a stroll around our 33-acre grounds or you venture away to enjoy the beauty all around Venice, there are places to walk for an enjoyable outdoor excursion. 

1. Walking: The Best Way to Stay Active and Healthy

If you are fascinated with architectural design, Venezia Park is one of the historic walking areas with beautiful homes built in the 1920s, displaying the rich Mediterranean Revival style. While you're strolling through an old Florida neighborhood, it's a delightful place to sit under shaded trees and enjoy all the amenities this charming Venice community has to offer. 

2.  Fishing: It's Always an Exciting Adventure 

Whether you're an avid angler or you are ready to test your skill, Venice Fishing Pier is a fun place to get in on the excitement of reeling in the attention-grabbing catch of the day. Since its first construction in 1966, the pier today is one of our city's best fishing spots. If you're not into fishing, you can sit and enjoy its excellent Gulf Coast views. 

3. Venice Beaches: Some of the Best to Play or Relax All Day

Part of living along the Florida coast are all the beaches we have, and Venice is home to some of the beautiful beaches in the state. Head out with your coffee to enjoy the cool breeze of an autumn morning for a pleasant walk. Or pack a picnic lunch, and be a part of all the beach activities, and there is plenty to keep you busy: "swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling, or looking for fossilized shark teeth." Under a beach umbrella or canopy, it is the perfect spot for reading a page-turning novel or simply taking a relaxing nap. 

Inside Destinations for Culture, Entertainment and Excellent Dining

When you want an indoor break, Venice offers art, culture, and an inviting downtown experience.

1. Venice Art Center: A Place to See, Feel, and Create

At the Venice Art Center, it's the place to stroll through visual art exhibitions, an artisan gift shop, art classes to explore your artistic side, and so much more. Make sure before you visit you check out the current exhibition in the Pat Buster Gallery. Every month they welcome a new and innovative show with free admission to view the art. 

2. The Venice Theatre: Where the Stage Becomes Alive

The Venice Theatre offers a magnificent evening out to catch excellent play renditions or musicals that set the stage on fire. Today, Venice Theatre is, per capita, the largest community theatre in the United States. Take a look at the 2021-2022 schedule to see what shows they have coming up!

3. Downtown Venice: Restaurants for Excellent Dining Experiences

Venture into Downtown Venice for a delightful lunch or dinner, where you can stroll through all the unique boutiques and shops for a relaxing afternoon. From brews and burgers to French and Italian cuisine, you can find something to satisfy your appetite.

At the end of a day around Venice, you will love returning home to Jacaranda Trace, a senior community that keeps its calendar filled with fun and well-being activities. 

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