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Guidebook for Venice

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Guidebook for Venice

Food Scene
Right on the beach with outdoor dining and live music most nights. Food is down to earth and tasty!
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Sharky's On the Pier
1600 Harbor Drive South
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Right on the beach with outdoor dining and live music most nights. Food is down to earth and tasty!
Right on the Myakka River - with boat rentals and live music in the outdoor band shell for the outdoor diners or indoors in the screened patio. Excellent atmosphere and great casual food.
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Snook Haven
5000 East Venice Avenue
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Right on the Myakka River - with boat rentals and live music in the outdoor band shell for the outdoor diners or indoors in the screened patio. Excellent atmosphere and great casual food.
Perched right on the Myakka River - great casual food in a very nice location right on the river
Myakka River Oyster Bar
121 Playmore Drive
Perched right on the Myakka River - great casual food in a very nice location right on the river
Fin's at Sharky's is the place to go for fancy or eclectic food such as sushi while also enjoying a beautiful air conditioned view of the Venice Pier and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.
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Fins At Sharky's
1600 Harbor Drive South
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Fin's at Sharky's is the place to go for fancy or eclectic food such as sushi while also enjoying a beautiful air conditioned view of the Venice Pier and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.
Pop's Sunset Grill has something for everyone with outdoor dining right near Nokomis Beach and an excellent selection of food to choose from.
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Pop's Sunset Grill
112 Circuit Rd
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Pop's Sunset Grill has something for everyone with outdoor dining right near Nokomis Beach and an excellent selection of food to choose from.
Great place for gourmet dining - serving breakfast and lunch every day except for Monday till 2:30
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Blu' Island Bistro
625 S Tamiami Trail
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Great place for gourmet dining - serving breakfast and lunch every day except for Monday till 2:30
The Crow's Nest is located right on the bay in Venice - you even visit here by boat if you like! It's a popular place for locals and visitors alike.
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Crow's Nest Restaurant & Marina
1968 Tarpon Center Drive
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The Crow's Nest is located right on the bay in Venice - you even visit here by boat if you like! It's a popular place for locals and visitors alike.
Norma Jean's is a favorite local sports bar with great food
Norma Jean's
1635 U.S. 41 Bypass S
Norma Jean's is a favorite local sports bar with great food
Great burgers and atmosphere and a local favorite
BrewBurgers Pub & Grill
525 South Tamiami Trail
Great burgers and atmosphere and a local favorite
Excellent fresh fish and great atmosphere
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Left Coast Seafood Co
385 U.S. 41 Bypass
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Excellent fresh fish and great atmosphere
Probably THE BEST authentic Italian food in Venice - family owned and run - get here early if you want a seat! Has seats for dining, an Italian food market where you can buy real imported Italian ingredients, catering and a deli all in one!
Angelo's
850 Pinebrook Rd
Probably THE BEST authentic Italian food in Venice - family owned and run - get here early if you want a seat! Has seats for dining, an Italian food market where you can buy real imported Italian ingredients, catering and a deli all in one!
If you want the real deal Italian pizza and a homey and welcoming atmosphere this is the place for you! Benny is there many nights and once you meet him you'll love him. Very popular with locals and visitors alike - not a lot of seats and almost always packed.
Benny Bada Bings Pizza
1815 S Tamiami Trail
If you want the real deal Italian pizza and a homey and welcoming atmosphere this is the place for you! Benny is there many nights and once you meet him you'll love him. Very popular with locals and visitors alike - not a lot of seats and almost always packed.
Drinks & Nightlife
Ice cold tap beers and some juicy Tony's Chicago Beef sandwiches at an outdoor bar right on Tamiami Trail. Used to be the Frosted Mug and was built in 1957 - way before all the other buildings around it now. Closes before 9pm
Tony's Chicago Beef Co. Southside (aka Frosted Mug)
1856 S Tamiami Trail
Ice cold tap beers and some juicy Tony's Chicago Beef sandwiches at an outdoor bar right on Tamiami Trail. Used to be the Frosted Mug and was built in 1957 - way before all the other buildings around it now. Closes before 9pm
Open bar and restaurant right on West Venice Avenue that has great frozen drinks and live music many nights
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Daiquiri Deck Island of Venice
300 West Venice Avenue
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Open bar and restaurant right on West Venice Avenue that has great frozen drinks and live music many nights
With 15 draught beers and specials in addition to our everyday menu, everyone is sure to find what they’ve been craving! The British Open Pub is the place to come for comfortable food, friends, and atmosphere!
British Open Pub
367 Jacaranda Blvd
With 15 draught beers and specials in addition to our everyday menu, everyone is sure to find what they’ve been craving! The British Open Pub is the place to come for comfortable food, friends, and atmosphere!
Parks & Nature
Daily rates to visit the Warm Mineral Springs - frequented by many from Europe and touted as a healing spring - a must see while you are here. Bring your beach chairs and pool noodles and float around the spring and get healed!
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Warm Mineral Springs
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Daily rates to visit the Warm Mineral Springs - frequented by many from Europe and touted as a healing spring - a must see while you are here. Bring your beach chairs and pool noodles and float around the spring and get healed!
Sparkling white sugar sand that never gets hot and an huge beach with awesome amenities - voted number one beach in the US by Coastal Living for several years
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Siesta Beach
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Sparkling white sugar sand that never gets hot and an huge beach with awesome amenities - voted number one beach in the US by Coastal Living for several years
Small bird sanctuary around a small waterway - watch birds return just before dark to roost for the night. Lots of water birds hang out here!
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Venice Area Audubon Society
4002 S Tamiami Trail
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Small bird sanctuary around a small waterway - watch birds return just before dark to roost for the night. Lots of water birds hang out here!
Take the Canopy Walkway above the trees or ride the Pontoon boat to spot alligators. Or if you prefer you can walk, hike, kayak or canoe around the park too.
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Myakka River State Park
13208 State Rd 72
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Take the Canopy Walkway above the trees or ride the Pontoon boat to spot alligators. Or if you prefer you can walk, hike, kayak or canoe around the park too.
The Legacy Trail is a trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County. The Legacy Trail offers rest stops, trailheads and free parking, users will find rest station areas approximately every mile.
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Legacy Trail
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The Legacy Trail is a trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County. The Legacy Trail offers rest stops, trailheads and free parking, users will find rest station areas approximately every mile.
Best dog beach around!
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Brohard Paw Park
1600 Harbor Drive South
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Best dog beach around!
Free access and free parking at the end of West Venice Avenue. There are bathroom facilities and vending machines and lifeguards.
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Venice Beach
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Free access and free parking at the end of West Venice Avenue. There are bathroom facilities and vending machines and lifeguards.
Animal sanctuary home to big cats & other wild species offering animal encounters & seasonal hours.
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Big Cat Habitat Gulf Coast Sanctuary
7101 Palmer Boulevard
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Animal sanctuary home to big cats & other wild species offering animal encounters & seasonal hours.
This flatwood area boasts riverside camping, hiking & equestrian trails, fishing & native wildlife.
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Myakka State Forest
2000 S River Rd
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This flatwood area boasts riverside camping, hiking & equestrian trails, fishing & native wildlife.
Walking trails, a playground & sport courts, plus an environmental center, in a waterfront habitat.
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Shamrock Park & Nature Center
3900 Shamrock Drive
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Walking trails, a playground & sport courts, plus an environmental center, in a waterfront habitat.
Historic attraction featuring more than 150 animals & shows in a tropical setting.
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Sarasota Jungle Gardens
3701 Bay Shore Road
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Historic attraction featuring more than 150 animals & shows in a tropical setting.
Centennial Park is located in the heart of downtown, between West Venice Avenue and West Tampa Avenue. It features Venice's signature ADA-accessible gazebo, 3-hour parking, vehicle charging stations, picnic tables, benches, restrooms, a memorial to veterans, Venice MainStreet information kiosk and Children's Interactive Fountain in an area often used for special events and concerts. The fountain is open from 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. and is kept to swimming pool standards
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Centennial Park
200 West Venice Avenue
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Centennial Park is located in the heart of downtown, between West Venice Avenue and West Tampa Avenue. It features Venice's signature ADA-accessible gazebo, 3-hour parking, vehicle charging stations, picnic tables, benches, restrooms, a memorial to veterans, Venice MainStreet information kiosk and Children's Interactive Fountain in an area often used for special events and concerts. The fountain is open from 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. and is kept to swimming pool standards
Oscar Scherer is a hidden gem surrounded by housing developments and major highways, and the park plays an invaluable role in the preservation of Florida scrub-jay habitat. Bald eagles nest here in the winter and in the summer Lake Osprey attracts anglers, swimmers and kayakers. Fifteen miles of trails provide solitude, beauty, challenge and a healthy adventure for everyone. The park is a popular stopover for bicyclists and walkers on the Legacy Trail, making Oscar Scherer an important place for the surrounding community and a worthwhile stop for travelers.
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Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
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Oscar Scherer is a hidden gem surrounded by housing developments and major highways, and the park plays an invaluable role in the preservation of Florida scrub-jay habitat. Bald eagles nest here in the winter and in the summer Lake Osprey attracts anglers, swimmers and kayakers. Fifteen miles of trails provide solitude, beauty, challenge and a healthy adventure for everyone. The park is a popular stopover for bicyclists and walkers on the Legacy Trail, making Oscar Scherer an important place for the surrounding community and a worthwhile stop for travelers.
Arts & Culture
Ringling Brothers Circus made their home in Sarasota so lots to see at this museum
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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
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Ringling Brothers Circus made their home in Sarasota so lots to see at this museum
Live performances by local actors and actresses of popular plays - fun times!
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Venice Theatre
140 Tampa Avenue West
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Live performances by local actors and actresses of popular plays - fun times!
Nokomis Beach Drum Circle is located in Sarasota County at the main beach area on Casey Key. Every Wednesday and Saturday evening, approximately 2 hours before sunset they join together as Drummers, Musicians, Dancers, Hoopers and Spinners. All come together to Celebrate Life, Relax and Rejoice in the Paradise that we are grateful and privileged to live in.
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Nokomis Drum circle
207 Casey Key Road
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Nokomis Beach Drum Circle is located in Sarasota County at the main beach area on Casey Key. Every Wednesday and Saturday evening, approximately 2 hours before sunset they join together as Drummers, Musicians, Dancers, Hoopers and Spinners. All come together to Celebrate Life, Relax and Rejoice in the Paradise that we are grateful and privileged to live in.
Shopping
Publix has several stores around Venice
Publix Super Market at Venice Village Shoppes
4173 S Tamiami Trail
Publix has several stores around Venice
Uniquely Florida clothing and goods can be found here
Bealls Florida
4251 S Tamiami Trail
Uniquely Florida clothing and goods can be found here
Get your fresh cuts of meat here - excellent quality and personal service. They also sell home made pies and baked goods, have a deli counter and sell local eggs and vegetables
Herman's Meats and Deli
701 Shamrock Blvd
Get your fresh cuts of meat here - excellent quality and personal service. They also sell home made pies and baked goods, have a deli counter and sell local eggs and vegetables
Loads of unique boutique shops all within a few blocks on West Venice Avenue
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Historic Downtown Venice, FL
101 West Venice Avenue
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Loads of unique boutique shops all within a few blocks on West Venice Avenue
Enjoy fresh local and organic produce, fresh baked goods, seafood, cheese, artisan food vendors, cooking demos, handmade art, live music and much much more at the Venice Farmers Market every Saturday at 401 W. Venice Avenue at City Hall. Operating hours are from 8 AM to Noon April - September and 8 AM to 1 PM October through March.
The Venice Farmer's Market
238 Tampa Ave W
Enjoy fresh local and organic produce, fresh baked goods, seafood, cheese, artisan food vendors, cooking demos, handmade art, live music and much much more at the Venice Farmers Market every Saturday at 401 W. Venice Avenue at City Hall. Operating hours are from 8 AM to Noon April - September and 8 AM to 1 PM October through March.
Detwiler's Farm Market is a family owned and operated farm market with 4 locations on the Suncoast. We're so much more than a farm market! You can find fresh produce, a seafood market, old fashioned butcher shop (Uni & Palmetto), Amish style deli meats and cheeses, a farmhouse bakery with fresh baked goods (Uni, Venice, Palmetto) & an old fashioned ice cream shop!
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Detwiler's Farm Market
1250 U.S. 41
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Detwiler's Farm Market is a family owned and operated farm market with 4 locations on the Suncoast. We're so much more than a farm market! You can find fresh produce, a seafood market, old fashioned butcher shop (Uni & Palmetto), Amish style deli meats and cheeses, a farmhouse bakery with fresh baked goods (Uni, Venice, Palmetto) & an old fashioned ice cream shop!
Essentials
Walmart Super Center has everything - not just groceries and is open 24 hours
Walmart Supercenter
13140 South Tamiami Trail
Walmart Super Center has everything - not just groceries and is open 24 hours
Entertainment & Activities
Only 20 minutes north up Rt 41 (Tamiami Trail) - a must for families
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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
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Only 20 minutes north up Rt 41 (Tamiami Trail) - a must for families
Modern, multiscreen theater featuring mainstream & 3-D films, seasoned popcorn & an arcade.
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B&B Theatres Venice Galleria Stadium 11
2111 South Tamiami Trail
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Modern, multiscreen theater featuring mainstream & 3-D films, seasoned popcorn & an arcade.
Only about 15 minutes north of Venice - a modern 12 screen movie theater
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AMC Sarasota 12
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Only about 15 minutes north of Venice - a modern 12 screen movie theater
The pier is the premier fishing spot in Venice. The 700-foot long pier boasts great sunsets, dolphin watching, and a bait shop. Fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license. Nearby are six picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, public restrooms, pavilions, two restaurants and a beautiful golf course. Plenty of parking, public restrooms and showers.
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Venice Fishing Pier
1600 Harbor Dr S
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The pier is the premier fishing spot in Venice. The 700-foot long pier boasts great sunsets, dolphin watching, and a bait shop. Fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license. Nearby are six picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, public restrooms, pavilions, two restaurants and a beautiful golf course. Plenty of parking, public restrooms and showers.
Elin, a certified yoga instructor, brings her unique style to Free Yoga with Elin – Venice Beach Florida, to share with all. Her goal is to provide an environment where people feel comfortable and safe to practice this incredible discipline. Free Beach Yoga Classes Pricing: Yoga on the Venice Beach is FREE to all that come! NOW 7 DAYS A WEEK – No Reservations Needed What to bring: Water & B.Y.O.M & S. Bring Your Mat and a SMILE. Instruction for Free Yoga with Elin at The Venice Beach Pavilion on the beach it doesn’t get any better.
Free Yoga with Elin
1204 Everest Road
Elin, a certified yoga instructor, brings her unique style to Free Yoga with Elin – Venice Beach Florida, to share with all. Her goal is to provide an environment where people feel comfortable and safe to practice this incredible discipline. Free Beach Yoga Classes Pricing: Yoga on the Venice Beach is FREE to all that come! NOW 7 DAYS A WEEK – No Reservations Needed What to bring: Water & B.Y.O.M & S. Bring Your Mat and a SMILE. Instruction for Free Yoga with Elin at The Venice Beach Pavilion on the beach it doesn’t get any better.
The Ferry Captain will meet you at the landing located at 4800 Lemon Bay Drive. The Ferry leaves every half hour beginning at 9:30am, everyday but Wednesday, when the Captain takes a day of rest and volunteers make boat repairs and upkeep. Take the 4 minute ferry ride to pristine and private South Venice Beach. Parking at the ferry is free and there is plenty of space. Located at the tip of Manasota Key you'll want to make sure you bring your shark tooth sifter to find unique shells and shark's teeth in the surf. Hours of operation are as follows: The ferry runs from 9:30 am to sunset, every half hour. The ferry does not run on Wednesdays, Thanksgiving or Christmas. All ferry passes are good for up to six (6) people. Make sure you bring your provided Ferry Pass each time you board the Ferry. Many of our guests have commented that this is their favorite part of their stay!
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South Venice Beach Ferry
4800 Lemon Bay Drive
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The Ferry Captain will meet you at the landing located at 4800 Lemon Bay Drive. The Ferry leaves every half hour beginning at 9:30am, everyday but Wednesday, when the Captain takes a day of rest and volunteers make boat repairs and upkeep. Take the 4 minute ferry ride to pristine and private South Venice Beach. Parking at the ferry is free and there is plenty of space. Located at the tip of Manasota Key you'll want to make sure you bring your shark tooth sifter to find unique shells and shark's teeth in the surf. Hours of operation are as follows: The ferry runs from 9:30 am to sunset, every half hour. The ferry does not run on Wednesdays, Thanksgiving or Christmas. All ferry passes are good for up to six (6) people. Make sure you bring your provided Ferry Pass each time you board the Ferry. Many of our guests have commented that this is their favorite part of their stay!
Great daily, weekly or monthly rates to use the entire facility including the Olympic size heated outdoor pool. Lots of great classes happening all year round.
Venice YMCA
701 Center Road
Great daily, weekly or monthly rates to use the entire facility including the Olympic size heated outdoor pool. Lots of great classes happening all year round.