Venice, Florida Guide

Vacation, Dining and Hotel Information on Florida's Gulf Coast
click for slide showVenice, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Venice is a beautiful, quaint city built Mediterranean style in the early 1900's. Check the accommodations link in Venice to find local hotels and vacation accommodation in Venice, Florida.

click for slide showAlong with a beautiful gulf-front location, Venice also enjoys a great location by its proximity to Sarasota and the wonderful cultural attractions located there. Venice, Florida is also close enough to the theme parks of Orlando or for a visit to Miami Beach for a day trip.

On Venice Island you'll find a quaint downtown that will remind you of the downtown's of the 1950's. With wide sidewalks designed for strolling and window shopping. Venice, Florida was designed as a planned resort and retirement town and celebrated it's 85th anniversary in 2012. Venice is known as the "Shark's Tooth Capitol of the World" for the millions of year's old shark's teeth that anyone can find on the beaches of Venice. If you don't want to hunt for shark's teeth, you can buy them in just about any store in Venice. Many places even give them away. The Shark's Tooth Festival and many more events are held in Venice throughout the year.

Nearby Sarasota, Florida offers an opera, a professional orchestra, professional theater, classical, jazz, blues, country and rock concerts, the State Museum of Florida, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, a circus museum, more art galleries than you can count, antique shops and hundreds of restaurants and bars to choose from.

On Venice Island is a general aviation airport, Venice Municipal Airport. In addition to full private aircraft services. The southern portion of the airport property is home to the Venice Airport Festival Grounds. The festival area is home to a number of popular annual events including the Shark's Tooth Festival and Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash.

Hotels & Rentals

Movie showtimes are also available at the Frank Theatres - Galleria Stadium 12.

Click the accommodations link to view some great hotels and vacation rentals in Venice and real time online reservations available at many area hotels and motels.

Get the latest Venice weather forecast as well as the boating forecast for the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal waters.

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Get information on dozens of area attractions. Venice is home to the Venice Theater, in operation since 1950, Venice Theater is the second largest community theater in the United States.

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