Venice Journals

Along the Tamiami Trail

A January 2004 trip to Venice by kmad

Quote: Venice is a great place to stop along the trail for relaxation and renewal.

Along the Tamiami Trail

Overview

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This is a real Old Florida jewel. It has beautiful homes, shops, local theater and a lovely beach. It is just near enough to Sarasota to take advantage of all that offers, also.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking is best in the downtown area, just so you don't miss anything.

Veranda Inn

Hotel

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In the off-season, clean, comfortable rooms are available for less than $50.00 or if you pick up one of the coupon books for discounted rooms. There is an interior courtyard with a heated landscaped pool. Rooms have French doors opening on the courtyard. It is very surprising because from the road, it doesn't look like much.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 24, 2004

Veranda Inn
625 Tamiami TRL North
Venice, Florida 34285
(941) 484-9559

44th Aero Squadron Restaurant

Restaurant | "Aerosquadron Restaurant"

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Great early-bird dinners with a fabulous view of planes, delicious drinks, fun crowd and a spot the locals love. It is open at dinner only and has lots of variety.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2004

44th Aero Squadron Restaurant
222 Airport Ave East
Venice 34285
(941) 486-1729

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It's so relaxing to just sit back and watch the boats going in and out the inlet. Fishing is available, as well as snacks. Watch the sun go down from a beautiful location, and when it's up, get a tan.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2004

North and South Jetty Parks
Venice or Casey Key
Venice, Florida

Boardwalk

Attraction

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Walking along and viewing the ocean without getting sandy is great, and this is way more than great for wheelchair users. I really look forward to this peaceful walkway of a mile or so.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2004

Boardwalk
Near beach and Ocean
Venice, Florida

Venice Fishing Pier

Attraction | "Venice Pier"

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This pier is next to Sharkey's Restaurant. There is a small admission charge. It is a great location. Everything needed is available for purchase or rent.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 24, 2004

Venice Fishing Pier
1600 Harbor Drive South
Venice, Florida 34285

About the Writer

kmad

kmad
maple shade, New Jersey