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Venice, FL, USA

Venice vacation rentals

Get beach-ready for Venice

Venice lies along 14 miles of Florida’s most glorious coastline, so it’s not hard to understand why travelers flock here during the balmy summer months. Venice vacation rentals by the beach are perennially popular, but in recent years the city has also established a social calendar that’s second to none. A stroll through any of its historic districts, or past the stunning Italian-styled landmarks of downtown, reveals a worldly sophistication that sets this city apart from other beach destinations, and hints at an intoxicating cocktail of sun-filled days and culturally rich nights that make for an extra-special vacation.

One shell of a time in Venice

Admiring shells and shark teeth is a beloved pastime in Venice, which has been called “The Shark Tooth Capital of the World.” Caspersen Beach boasts 9,000 feet of beachfront and is one of the most beautifully unspoiled stretches in all of Sarasota County. As such, it’s the best place to spot fascinating fossils and colorful shells. The Shark’s Tooth Festival is held every spring, and is a fantastic place to find collectors selling their wares. If you’re staying in one of the many pet-friendly vacation rentals in Venice, South Brohard Beach has a 1-acre dog park where shells are also commonly found.

Venice’s cultural bounty

Housed in the Triangle Inn, a 1927 building that is today listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Venice Museum and Archives preserves historical and archeological material from the region’s past. The museum’s permanent and temporary displays chart key events in the history of Venice and the nearby areas of Osprey, Laurel, and Nokomis. The Venice Art Center is also worth checking out. Their galleries host a jam-packed schedule of events throughout the year, while classes for all ages and styles add a dash of do-it-yourself creativity to the mix.

Let the Venice sun shine

The sun is always shining in Venice, even during winter, so there’s really no bad time to hit the beach or relax on the patio of your Venice vacation rental. January is the coldest month of the year, but average temperatures still hover in the low 60s and have been known to reach as high as the 70s. This means you can hit the beach for a splash in the sun while avoiding high-season prices. The heat rises in the summer months, reaching peaks of 83°F in July, and demand for Venice vacation rentals spikes too, so booking early is essential.

Venice—rare treasures to discover

Florida’s rich ecosystem supports an unparalleled range of biodiversity, making a visit to Oscar Scherer State Park a must. Here, the region’s rare and endangered wildlife is given a safe habitat. The large expanses of scrubby flatwood are home to scrub jays, a threatened species of bird found only in Florida. Other uncommon specimens found in the area include indigo snakes, gopher frogs, and gopher tortoises, among many more. The park also offers plenty of land- and water-based activities to help you explore the region’s natural wonders at your own pace.