If you go

If you go . . .

Where to stay

Banyan House Historic
Bed & Breakfast

519 South Harbor Drive



Classic 1920s Mediterranean-style home with lush yard and pool, $139-$179.

Inn at the Beach

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725 West Venice Ave.


Casual, clean, and across from Venice Beach, $120-$250.

Where to eat

Cafe Venice


116 West Venice Ave.


Local favorite for dress-up dinner inside or out. Entrees $18-$33.

The Crow’s Nest

1968 Tarpon Center Drive

South Jetty


Waterfront lunch; sandwiches and entrees $8.50-$15.50.

Sharky’s on the Pier

1600 Harbor Drive South


Oceanfront bar and restaurant. Appetizers, sandwiches $6-$15.

What to do

Venice Museum and Archives

351 Nassau St. South


Caspersen Beach

4100 Harbor Drive


Fossilized shark teeth, sand dunes, and boardwalks.

Warm Mineral Springs

12200 San Servando Ave.

North Port


Relax on the lawn or dip in the 87-degree mineral pond, $20 adults, $14 students, $8 children.

Myakka River State Park

13208 State Road 72




One of Florida’s largest and oldest parks features prairie, hammocks, and wetlands; $4-$6 per vehicle.

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