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It's easy to relax in Venice and not want to move too far, but the rest of Gulf Coast and Central Florida—even the Atlantic Coast—awaits. 




Staying in Venice, you're certainly not limited to Venice. Nearby cities are accessible.


Only a half-hour's drive (20 miles/32 km) north from Venice, Sarasota offers lots of enjoyment in its fine art museums, circus museum, waterfront parks, restaurants and shops. SCAT local and regional buses can take you there.


Zoom up I-75 80 miles (129 km, 1 hour 30 minutes), and you can be in Tampa, with its busy international airport, shops, restaurants, and historic cigar-making district.

Orlando & Disney World

Orlando and Disney World, 146 miles (235 km, 2 hours 30 minutes) is more of an expedition, and could be done in a day, but is better done overnight or over two nights.


Follow I-75 south and east 212 miles (341 km, 3 hours 30 minutes) and you're in Miami.

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