Venice is the ideal place to explore the great outdoors. If it’s birding or fishing, surfing or kayaking, biking or walking, diving or shelling… you can do it here. And, whether you think of them as indoor or outdoor activities, shopping and dining are always options in Historic Downtown Venice!
The Parks of Venice
Venice is known for its many free parks. From the Paw Park where your dogs can play in the Gulf of Mexico, to Centennial Park where music plays almost every day in the Gazebo, to the newly built Legacy Park where children’s imagination goes wild on the train-themed playground equipment. Don’t miss the many wonderful parks of Venice:
- Monty Andrews Arboretum at West Blalock Park
- Basketball, Shuffleboard, and Tennis Courts at Hecksher Park
- Intergenerational Fountain at Centennial Park
- Public Golf & Driving Range
For a complete list, check out the City of Venice Park Directory.
The Beaches of Venice
From Venice Beach, home of the iconic Venice Beach Pavilion, to the area’s only dog beach, Venice has something for every beach fan.
Biking and Camping
The Legacy Trail Overpass, spanning across US 41, connects the Legacy Trail the Venetian Waterway Park trail to Downtown Venice. If you enjoy camping vacations, the Overpass allows campers in Oscar Scherer State Park to have bicycle access and pedestrian access to Venice and its beaches. For a Venice bike map, click HERE.