While you are likely familiar with Venice, Italy, and Venice, California, you may not have heard of the city that lies on the west coast of Florida. Named one of the happiest seaside towns by Coastal Living Magazine, Venice, Florida is a cozy beachside city known for its relaxed, laid back lifestyle.
Venice is also known for being the Shark Tooth Capital of the World, and here you can hunt for your own personal shark teeth souvenirs by sifting through the sand on the beach. The front desk here at Inn at the Beach has shark tooth sifters that you can borrow to aid in your hunt!
Venice, Florida offers more than just shark tooth hunting, however. There are many events and festivals that take place here throughout the year, including concerts, farmers markets, and holiday parades, not to mention the countless local restaurants and shops you’ll want to visit.
One of the best parts about this city is that it’s very bike accessible, meaning you can rent bikes and go pretty much anywhere you want, all while exploring what Venice has to offer. Take the paved Venetian Waterway trail on your way to Sharky’s on the Pier for a bite to eat, or bike along the Legacy Trail, a 10.8 mile path that connects Venice with downtown Sarasota.
Check out this article from the Boston Globe that Inn at the Beach was featured in for more on Venice, Florida and what to do while on vacation here!