While wind, surf, beach, sun and much needed R&R are top priorities for the vacationer, Venice, Florida, doesn't fall flat on anything else that he or she may want to do. Beach resorts of Venice, Florida, feature plenty of vacation rentals like condos, apartments, villas, cabins, cottages and homes. In the beach resorts are available for rent many apartments, villas, condos, cabins, cottages and luxury homes, all offering quality accommodations. Due to the fact that in the peak season Venice, Florida, is visited by many vacationers it's advisable to rent one of the many vacation rentals well in advance. There are more than thirty parks of all shapes and sizes, ranging from Little League fields, nature trails, shark teeth and fossil filled beaches, even dog-friendly. Drinking fountains, showers, fire hydrants, leash posts, a beach to roam free - Brohard Paw Park is for the dog lover and his/her best friend. Venice has a thriving arts and cultural scene. If you are looking for a little high art, some places to stop at are the Venice Symphony, the Venice Opera Guild, the Venice Little Theater, the Venice Art Center, the Venice Public Library and Francis T.Bourne Jacaranda Public Library. History is not forgotten at the Historic Spanish Point, where there are exhibits of 4,000 year old Native American artifacts. The Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection displays special exhibits to broaden the visitor's knowledge of Venice. For bird lovers, the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates wild birds. A vacation in Venice is of course a vacation in Florida. A few hours away are some of the greatest attractions & accommodations for you and your family: Adventure Island, Bok Tower Gardens, Busch Gardens, Clearwater Beach, Cypress Gardens, Disney World, Florida Aquarium, Jungle Gardens, Ringling Museum, Maria Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Aquarium, Sea World, and Universal Studios.
Upon arrival to Venice, Florida, after you have found lodging in one of the comfortable vacation rentals (such as apartments, condos, villas, cottages, cabins or home rentals) which best fit your needs, check out the events calendar. Something is always going on daily. Restaurants run the gamut of flavors, styles, and ethnicities: seafood, barbecue, Mexican, Italian, German, English, Cuban, Indian, Chinese, deli, and home-style eats. Some of the best shopping areas in Venice and greater Venice for most, if not all, of your wants and needs are areas like the historic downtown, the Tamiami Trail, Bird Bay Plaza, Brickyard Center, Venice Isles Plaza, Venice Village Shoppes, the Jacaranda and Holiday shopping centers, Southbay Fashion Center, Nokomis Village, and the Sarasota Square Mall. In much of Venice, Florida, the shops and restaurants are restored to their original architectural designs, that of 1920s' Northern Italian Renaissance.
One dozen golf courses number Venice, fleshing out a true vacation in Florida. Four major beaches line the shores with white dunes, temptingly drinkable blue water, birds in flight, crabs scuttling, sharks' teeth protruding from sand, plus the heat and light of a blinding sun. On many of them are built vacation rentals, such as apartments, condos, villas, cabins, cottages or homes, offering you and your family great accommodations. Those beaches to check out are Brohard Paw Park, Casperson Beach, Venice Municipal Beach, and Nokomis Beach. Fish you may find when you explore the Gulf of Mexico include Spanish Mackerel, Little Tunny, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Cobia, Shark, Sail Fish, and more. All the water sports and leisure that come with an enjoyable vacation come with a trip to Venice. Whether you surf or build sand castles, fish or read on the beach, you'll find your vacation niche in Venice, Florida.