Voted as a top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living, Venice Florida has a huge snowbird population. I've always enjoyed my visits to this cute little town. With a quaint downtown shopping district, there is something for everyone. I've found souvenirs, birthday presents, home decor and clothing at the various boutique shops. I've had delicious meals at the restaurants and dessert at one of the several gelato, ice cream and candy shops.
We've taken our girls to the Brohard Paw Park which is one of a few public beaches that allow dogs. I've walked the beach and watched sunsets from the Venice Fishing Pier. We even looked to purchase a rental home a couple of years ago in hopes that one day we would retire and move to the area. With Sarasota just a short drive away, there is lots to do within a short distance. As Sarasota continues to grow, projections are that Venice will experience some growth in the next few years. Which is exciting.
Recently, there was an Arts and Craft Show that we checked out. Saw some great art, had some good food and meet lots of great folks. It's so nice being able to go to craft festivals in the winter months!
Over the weekend, I went back to Venice and spent some time exploring more, looking for parks and locations that would make great backdrops for photos. I discovered the Legacy Trail and wished I had brought my bike down with me. This looks like a fun way to spend an afternoon! The Venice Train Depot also caught my attention and since we had the dogs with me and no bikes, I set up my camera gear and took some photos. I love the pop of red against the deep blue sky!
If you're in the Southwest Florida area and would like to get photos of your pups, give me a call! I'll be in the area until the end of the month, so don't wait!