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Venice, FL - Vacation Awaits!

Venice is a growing small city on Florida's west coast. Located roughly 20 minutes south of Sarasota, Venice is famous for its historic downtown, its beaches which are plentiful with shark's teeth, active waterways that are a playground for boating and watersport activities as well as the jetty and 700-ft long fishing pier which provide panoramic views of the coastline. The City of Venice has received numerous awards and accolades in recent years. These include the "3rd Happiest City in America" (2016) by 24/7 Wall Street, "Best Place to Retire" by Southern Living Magazine (2016) as well as named the "2nd Most Affordable West Coast Beach" for vacation rentals (2016) by Trip Advisor.

When planning your stay in the area there are many Venice hotels, beachside resorts and vacation rentals to choose from. For your convenience, we have listed many of the area's top hotels and Venice beach resorts. The Venice hotels are organized primarily into three main areas of town including downtown Venice Island, Bypass US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and along I-75 at the Jacaranda exit. As for the beachside resorts, they are grouped by area including Venice and Casey Key all of which offer top-rated vacation accommodations as well as close proximity to historic downtown Venice and US 41 (Tamiami Trail).
West Venice Avenue
W Venice Avenue  (Downtown Venice)

Experience Venice Main Street

Great overview of Venice Main street in this video produced by Out And About South West Florida.

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Sands of the Suncoast

When looking at the various beach sands of the Suncoast area, we can easily see that there is quite a variance in color, size and texture. The lightest sand is Siesta Key Beach which is almost pure quartz giving it a snow-like appearance and a cool temperature even on the hottest of Florida days. The nearby beaches of Lido and Venice are darker in color and have a good mixture of sand and crushed shell which are a bit warmer to the touch on a sunny day.