Venice’s Staff Favorites

Known as the shark tooth capital of the world, Venice is anything but ordinary. Hence why it was difficult for our staff to conjour up some of their favorite local spots to share with our clients. We hope your Venice experience is extaordinary!

Favorite Dinner Restaurant

Left Coast Seafood
Left Coast Seafood is known by the locals as one of the best places to get reasonably priced seafood. It’s not a fancy location with a water view, but the staff is fun, and the food is outstanding.

Favorite Business Lunch

Blu’ Island Bistro
Blu’ Island Bistro is very popular with the locals year-round, so it can get very busy in season. Everything on the menu is delicious, and the staff is highly attentive. Portions are quite large, and the atmosphere is eclectic.

Favorite Waterfront Dining

Fins at Sharky’s
At Fins, the menu changes according to what’s fresh. Catch some of the best Gulf sunsets at a casual, yet refined waterfront dining spot with a group of friends or a fun date night.

Favorite Coffee Shop

Black Gold Coffee Roasters
Great tasting and high-quality coffee worth the trip. They will let you taste different coffees from around the world, and are known for their flavor.

Favorite Happy Hour

Daiquiri Deck Island of Venice
A fun, laid back happy hour with live entertainment can be found at Daiquiri Deck. One of the few places you’ll find a happy hour offered on the weekends, too!

Favorite Animal Hospital

Island Animal Hospital of Venice
Island Animal Hospital of Venice is willing to get you in quickly when needed, and will also take the time to talk with you about your pet.

Favorite Dog Park

Venice Dog Beach
This might be one of the most picturesque dog parks, where pooches run wild and splash in the water. Water stations are available, and showers for getting all the sand off before getting back in the car.

Favorite Beach

South Jetty Beach
This is possibly one of the only places on the Gulf side of Florida where surfers can catch a few waves. It is not uncommon to see dolphins, turtles and many varieties of birds.

Favorite Park & Recreation

Oscar Scherer State Park
Oscar Scherer is known for its campgrounds and lots of hiking trails. There is a fresh-water lake to take a swim in, canoeing and a small playground for children. This park also hooks up to Legacy Trail where bikers can ride off the beaten path.
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Favorite Children’s Attraction

Centennial Park
Located in the heart of Venice Island surrounded by shopping, dining and ice cream shops! An interactive splash pad is featured nearby for all ages to enjoy. Frequently the park hosts free events and festivals.

Favorite Playground

Mundy Park
A clean and friendly park for children in a quiet neighborhood, with plenty of shade.

Favorite Golf Course

Lake Venice Golf Club
A fairly easy course, good for beginners. The greens are well maintained, lots of foliage, and not surrounded by homes.

Favorite Live Music Spot

Pop’s Sunset & Grill
Pop’s is a lively, fun and festive waterfront dining spot where patrons can relax, enjoy good music and watch the boats go by until sunset.

Favorite Spa

The Contour Day Spa
The staff at Contour Day Spa are professional and make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. Known for doing cool sculpting, you will love your experience.

Favorite Fitness Studio or Class

Body by Barre
It’s easy to find a workout you like with multiple class choices lead by caring and knowledgeable instructors who motivate you. All the workouts are fun and easy to get hooked on.

Favorite Women’s Boutique

St Marco Boutique
St Marco offers a new layout, making the shopping experience much more appealing and accessible. The staff is helpful, and there is a wide variety of merchandise to choose from.

Favorite Men’s Clothing Store

Captains Landing
This is a favorite men’s store in Venice for its high-quality selection of clothing and the latest styles. The service from the staff is impeccable.

Favorite Hotel

Inn at the Beach
This charming boutique-style hotel offers guests a tranquil, tropical getaway of their dreams. Sip a refreshing beverage under swaying palms and achieve the ultimate level of relaxation.
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