Venice is the ideal place to explore the great outdoors. If it’s birding or fishing, surfing or kayaking, biking or walking, diving or shelling… you can do it here. And whether you think of them as indoor or outdoor activities, shopping and dining are always options in historic Downtown Venice!
The Parks of Venice
The Venice Arboretum at West Blalock Park
Basketball, Shuffleboard, and Tennis Courts at Hecksher Park
Intergenerational Splash Fountain at Centennial Park
Public Golf & Driving Range
Walking Tour: Heritage Park
Walking Tour: Venezia Park
(tour maps available at MainStreet, the Chamber, City Hall, and the Triangle Inn)
For more information on area attractions, visit
the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Historic Downtown Venice is unique in its charm and much of that has to do with its beautiful beaches. From Venice Beach, home of the Venice Beach Pavilion, to the area’s only dog beach, Venice has something for every beach fan.
The Beaches of Venice
Maxine Barritt Park
South Brohard Park (Dog Beach)
A Bridge between Two Worlds
The grand opening of the Legacy Trail Overpass will connect the Legacy Trail and the Venice Waterway Park to Downtown Venice in a safe and stylish way. If you enjoy camping vacations, the Overpass will allow campers in Oscar Scherer State Park bicycle and pedestrian access to Venice and its beaches without having to navigate US 41.
If you're interested in becoming more involved in community beautification
please visit Venice Area Beautification Inc.