Our intern from Venice High School, Naomi, has a younger perspective on our fair city of Venice. Here are her suggestions for things to do in Venice, Florida for the younger set.
#10. Late night Taco Bell: Taco Bell is one of the many teen "hang outs" of Venice. After any Venice High School event you can always find numerous teens getting a quick bite to eat or just hanging out with friends. Plus, its not that expensive!
Shop at Nifty Nic Nacs: This kooky store will surely knock your socks off. We have everything from Elvis memorabilia to Spiderman Bobbleheads! Theres something for everyone here! With a pleasant staff (myself included!), you'll surely feel welcome.
The Soda Fountain: The Soda Fountain offers a blast from the past while serving up some American Classics, but also serves old fashioned sodas. Marshmallow Coke has to be my favorite! Its like a creamier and sweeter coke classic. They also have many other types of flavors you can add. If you feel like taking a risk try the Graveyard.
#6. Kilwins: While walking down Venice Avenue take a stop in this tasty shop where you can find delectible treats and ice cream of all sorts! You can even watch as they make the treats through the front window!
#5. See a play at Venice Theatre: Venice has such a great theatre filled with amazing and talented people. Every show I have seen has been spectacular! It's definitely worth seeing a show!
#4. Play volleyball on Venice Beach: I'm always playing beach volleyball with my friends! Its such a blast. If you're on the beach and are feeling up to it, ask to join a match, theres always people playing, so you never have to worry about having enough players!
Jet Ski!: For all the adrenaline junkies out there, jet skiing in the Gulf of Mexico off Venice's gorgeous beaches has to be on the top of your to do list! Its a blast especially when you get out to the Gulf, the waves are just choppy enough, you just gotta be ready for it!
#2. Hang out at the beach(es): How could you not? Just going to the beach to catch up on some rays or swim is the perfect way to spend a lazy day. Just get there early, or there might not be any parking! If you're feeling adventurous you could try a little skim boarding or build some sand castles! If thats not enough for you, take a walk on the wild side and try out shark fishing.
Bushido: If you like sushi, and Japanese food, Bushido is a great place to catch lunch here in lovely Venice. The food is always fresh and delicious and it's always a pleasant experience.