The City of Venice, FL now offers FREE trolley rides! This is a wonderful way to check out some of the local hotspots and highlights in the open-air trolley. Make sure to wave at passers-by, we are a friendly, happy seaside city! #ILoveVenice
Venice’s signature bright red trolley now features an audio recording of the city’s historical highlights.
The recording includes information on how Venice was settled, planner John Nolen, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, buildings of note, early government, Kentucky Military Institute and Venice Army Air Base.
The trolley runs 14 weeks through April 16, Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is FREE for riders. There is no trolley on Mondays.
The trolley will stop upon request if you flag it down. It is dog friendly, but please keep in mind that many of the trolley stops are NOT dog friendly; riders are asked to observe posted rules.
The trolley makes an approximate 30-minute loop with stops including Tampa Ave. at the Centennial Park Fountain, Harbor Drive, West Venice Ave. at Park Blvd., Venice Beach, City Hall, Valencia Rd. at West Blalock Park, the Venice Community Center, Nassau St. at Miami Ave. and Nokomis Ave.
Brochures that includes a full listing of stops and the approximate time schedule of each, a map of the route, public parking areas, and points of interest to explore are available on board the trolley, as well as in the lobby of City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.; Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 S. Tamiami Trail; the Venice MainStreet office, upstairs at 101 W. Venice Ave., Ste. 23; and at Venice MainStreet’s information kiosk in Centennial Park.
Come downtown to ride the trolley, and get a free history lesson on the city!