Gorgeous weather year-round and beautiful beaches make Venice a southwest Florida hidden gem. This small city has plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, but without the big city stress. Just 30 minutes south of Sarasota, this city is accessible and family-friendly. Venice has renowned beaches and historic landmarks throughout its downtown area and is known as the “shark’s tooth capital of the world.” With 14 miles of beaches, there’s plenty of room for fun activities in the warm waters of the Gulf Coast.
Tourists come from around the world for the white sand beaches Venice has to offer. The beaches of Venice are known for beautiful shells and a large amount fossilized shark teeth. The annual Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival takes place every April offering live entertainment and vendors. Venice also has scenic golf courses and biking trails. South Brohard Park has Paw Park, a popular dog beach, and the area is also great for surfing and fishing. Be sure to explore Venice’s downtown area, boasting Italian architecture and quaint shops that are reminiscent of its Italian namesake.
Venice is a great jumping-off point for exploring other cities in Florida. Just a quick drive north and you’ll be in Sarasota, home to more beaches and entertainment. Just 30 minutes farther and you can explore Tampa, one of the largest cities in Florida. Check out Tampa’s NFL team, the Buccaneers, or visit the Florida Aquarium. If you’re looking to experience even more of Florida’s natural beauty, Everglades National Park is only a two hour drive south. For a fun night out, Miami is only an hour from the Everglades, and three hours from Venice.
There are a variety of options that you can choose from in Venice for every experience and budget. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront getaway or something in the downtown Venice, Tripping has you covered! From boutique-style hotels to camping, there’s a perfect place for everyone in Venice. If you want to stay close to the action, make sure to look for accommodations near Venice Avenue, Centennial Park, or anywhere close to the beach for easy access to the water.
The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is convenient and links to destinations all over the world, making getting to Venice a breeze. While it is definitely easiest to have a car while visiting Venice, it is possible to tour the city using the bus system or taxi. Venice is a wonderful place for biking as well, with a flat landscape and small layout.
Looking for a vacation rental in Venice? Tripping.com has 1416 vacation rental homes available in Venice. You'll find 56 studios, 628 1-bedroom, 350 2-bedroom and 382 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $44 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Venice is $358 while the average price of a weekly rental is $2943. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Venice home is $11003.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 317 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Venice. In addition to accommodating pets, Venice rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 1175 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 1167 have TV and/or cable and 181 have a pool or hot tub.
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