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We have a lot of people ask us about the things they should do and see here in Venice. All of our employees live in the Venice area, and are active in the community, so they know what's going on!
Each Tuesday for the next 5 weeks, we will list one of our employees top ten things to do in Venice, Florida! Of course, we all think a trip to Venice isn't complete without at least one stop in at Nifty Nic Nacs, but here are our fearless leader, Nifty Jeff's, other favorite things to do here.
#10: Walk from the downtown shops to the beach and back: This is my favorite way to spend a lunch break -- other than eating! I walk up one side of West Venice Avenue and back on the other. This will take you past City Hall, by some of the beautiful homes and apartments from various periods from the 1920's to the present, by several motels, to the iconic Venice Beach Pavilion and back by the tennis courts and basketball courts. A fifteen-minute-or-so walk with the perfect proportion of sun and shade!
#9: Visit the Jetties: This is what all the locals like to do, to watch surfers, fish, have a snack and people watch. Watching the variety of boats go by is fascinating as well.
#8: Ride the Island neighborhoods on bikes: While Venice Island is not a true barrier island, its separation by the Intracoastal Waterway creates a community of its own, where riding bikes on neighborhood streets is relaxing and safe. Other than a couple of main thoroughfares, you will not be fighting any traffic and will ride by several parks in which to stop for a break.
#1: We know we've said it before, but it needs to be said again: of course, the number one thing you should do while in Venice is shop at Nifty Nic Nacs!: For a fun, memorable and light-hearted break from standard vacation shopping, this is THE place to be for those of us with a sense of humor. Sourpusses converted for free.
What are some of your favorite things to do when you come to Venice?