Nifty Bob's Top Ten Things to do in Venice
#10. Shop Venice Avenue: I like to wander in and out of all the wonderful shops on Venice Avenue. My wanderings always include a stop at least one of the coffee and cookie purveyors.
#8. Get a snow cone at the Venice Beach Pavilion: Super refreshing on a summer day and a bargain to boot. You can even get a sugar free version! A snow cone on the beach; what's better than that?
#5. Ride a scooter around the Island: Most of the island has low speed limits so there's nothing scary about it. Its fun to explore some of the residential neighborhoods and back roads. There are a ton of places to rent scooters from on and off the Island.
#4.Search for bargains at TJ Maxx/Homegoods : Where else can you get Tommy Hilfiger shorts for $7.00?
#3. Go to the beach by the airport and watch the planes fly overhead: A great beach for keeping the kids entertained. They can watch the planes taking off and landing at the airport and hunt for sharks teeth at the same time!
#1. Run on the Venice Waterway Park Trail: One of the best benefits of being on the island. The Venice Waterway Park Trail follows the Intracoastal Waterway from Caspersen Beach Park to the north bridge. The trail was completed in 2007 and is perfect for running, walking, biking or roller blading. You can see manatees in the waterway, gopher tortoises along the trail, and Ospreys and Eagles flying overhead. I personally run the trail every other day and that helped me prepare for running my first marathon.