Venice Theatre is the second-largest community theater in the United States and offers a full slate of shows throughout the year on its two stages. Whether you’re into farcical comedy, serious drama, or lighthearted entertainment, there’s something worth seeing at Venice Theatre.
The Venice Symphony has provided music to the city’s ears since 1974. But the longtime local organization recently moved into a new concert venue with the opening of the Venice Performing Arts Center. The modern space offers an acoustically rich setting for the symphony’s 2015-2016 season.
Venice, Florida beaches are some of the most uncrowded stretches of beach you'll find along the Florida coastline. Venice, Florida is a smaller town that sees its fair share of local residents and visitors, but isn't near as touristy as nearby cities like West Palm Beach or Miami. The beaches in Venice boast a darker color due to a mix of both sand and fossilized materials. Venice, Florida is the shark-tooth capital of the world and many beachcombers find these hidden gems while taking their daily stroll.
No trip to Venice is complete without a stroll along the city’s South Jetty or the North Jetty across the inlet, located at the southern end of Casey Key in Nokomis. Both are an ideal place to watch all kinds of boat traffic; admire birds, dolphins, and other local wildlife; cast a line or see what’s biting; and enjoy some spectacular sunsets.
Snook Haven Park
Snook Haven Park is an iconic 2.5-acre park located on Myakka River. The area is popular among fishermen and kayakers, and also contains a riverfront restaurant well known in the area for live entertainment. Snook Haven also has a two-story family home and five cottages on the property.
Venetian Waterway Park
When it’s time to break a sweat or simply take in the scenery, head to the Venetian Waterway Park. Five miles of biking and walking trails line both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, connecting with the Legacy Trail and Historic Venice Train Depot to the north and Caspersen Beach and Shamrock Park to the south.