Recently we took a short trip to the beautiful town of Venice, Florida. Venice is on the West Coast just south of Sarasota and north of Naples. It is such a great spot you need to put it on your list as a “must-see” next time you are in Florida…it combines two of my favorite things- fabulous shopping and a beautiful beach!
Venice has a quaint little downtown lined with locally owned shops and restaurants, there is also a large park and splash park…
The Main Street is lined with a classic allee of tall swaying palm trees, I just love streets like this…very “classic Florida”.
We were there around Christmas time and found this cute Volkswagen bug…I had to snap a photo!
If you like coastal decorating, Venice is the place to shop! A few of my favorite shops are located here including Seaside Chic and Posh on Palm, these two are must-sees!
At the end of main street, there is a fabulous public beach park.
Like all of Florida’s west coast beaches, Venice Beach is so beautiful, but what I REALLY like about it is how quiet and quaint it is, it seems to be relatively “undiscovered” and is more laid back than some of the larger destination towns.
If you are heading to Venice, I highly recommend checking out the Inn at the Beach for accommodations…it’s clean and located directly across the street from the beach and within walking/bike riding distance to the downtown.
Did I mention that Dec- May is my absolute FAVORITE time in Florida??
The weather is great down here right now, so plan a trip to come soon!!