There are numerous beautiful, walkable streets to explore in historic downtown Venice. Shops, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, professional services, and pocket parks add to the vibrancy of the heart of Venice. The city’s charming “Old Florida” atmosphere is created by its tree-lined streets, with palms and shady majestic oaks covered in swaying Spanish moss, and its 1920s Mediterranean style architecture. The downtown’s proximity to Venice Beach, just at the end of West Venice Avenue, is why this “City on the Gulf” is a gem in Southwest Florida.
History, Culture and Businesses Abound on Tampa Avenue
Travel back in time with a stroll down Tampa Avenue. It is home to several important historical sites that helped shape the development of Venice: Hotel Venice, San Marco Hotel, and the Orange Blossom Garage. Don’t forget to shop and dine too!
East Venice Avenue: Exploring the Area Less Traveled
Most people, when spending time in Venice, flock to the downtown area. But for those interested in exploring some of the less traveled areas of the city, check out the east side of Venice Avenue in the historic district.
West Venice Avenue: The Heart of the City
West Venice Avenue, the gateway to the Gulf, captivates visitors and residents with its tropical beauty. Stunning palm trees tower over the avenue, while hibiscus, jatropha, jasmine, and many other flowering plants and hanging floral baskets provide endless color along the street. And an abundance of shade trees and benches along the sidewalks create an inviting environment for shopping, dinning, and admiring the scenery.
Experience the Magic of Miami Avenue
Looking for a place to explore with lots to see? Take a stroll down charming Miami Avenue. Just a block away from West Venice Avenue lies Miami Avenue West, a beautiful, historic downtown street full of unique boutiques, cafes, restaurants and more. Hanging flower baskets and pots bring a splash of color, so grab a seat on one of the many park benches and take in the scenery.
Nokomis Avenue, Nassau Street, and Harbor Drive: Cross Streets Connecting the City Together
Nokomis Avenue, Nassau Street, and Harbor Drive provide much more than connection to downtown Venice. They also bring their own special charm to the city with numerous parks and green spaces, beautiful murals and artwork, historical buildings, and a variety of shops.