Venice FL Travel Planner

Welcome to the NEW! It's now easier to read on a mobile device, with lots more photos of my favorite Florida city. Enjoy!

Venice, south of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast (map): miles of white sand beaches dotted with fossil sharks' teeth, shops, parks, bike paths, golf courses, fishing, boating...and stunning sunsets.

Venice, Florida Sign

Double rainbow frames Service Club Beach, Venice FL.

Founded as a visionary planned community designed by John Nolen to promote "civic virtue" and "natural beauty," Venice Florida (map) is among the most attractive and easy-living Florida cities.

Hurricane Ian roared through Southwest Florida in late September 2022, causing substantial damage. The Myakka River rose by 12 feet (3.7 meters), flooding streets and some houses near its banks. But the destruction in Venice was not nearly so severe as in communities to the south such as Fort Myers.

Visitors travel to Venice for its long white sand beaches and sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico, its palm- and oak-lined boulevards, attractive city center, shady parks, easy lifestyle, friendliness, and of course its warm, sunny days in winter.

Venice has good restaurants, active civic and artisitic programs, and a wide variety of lodgings, including hotels, motels, B&Bs, condominiums, rental properties and seasonal or year-round homes.

In fact, Forbes magazine chose Venice as one of the USA's top 25 places to retire.

(If you're looking for Venice, Italy, click here!)

Looking for glorious sunsets? Venice has 'em:

Spectacular sunset in Venice, Florida


Plan Your Trip

Finding Your Way in Venice

What to See & Do

Where to Stay & Dine

Buying Property in Venice

All About Those Fossil Sharks' Teeth


Good reading on the beach!

Three novels by Tom Brosnahan