Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Venice

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Venice. This city's cycling, sporting events and horse riding draw many visitors. Venice Beach and Siesta Key Public Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Venice

Are you searching for things to do in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Venice for its cycling and shark viewing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Venice a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Jacaranda West Country Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Sarasota National Golf Course (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Snook Haven Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Serenoa Golf Club (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Venice

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Venice

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Venice is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Venice Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Centennial Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Venetian Waterway Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • North Jetty Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Brohard Paw Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Venice

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 21 mi (33.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 30.3 mi (48.7 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Venice?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Venice:

  • South Venice: 124 holiday homes
  • Gran Paradiso: 51 holiday homes
  • Venice Groves: 52 holiday homes
  • Venice Golf & Country Club: 17 holiday homes
  • IslandWalk at the West Villages: 21 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Venice?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Venice. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club: 5,219 holiday rentals
  • Venice Train Depot: 5,161 holiday rentals
  • Woodmere Park: 5,025 holiday rentals
  • Fox Lea Farm: 5,224 holiday rentals
  • Venice Fishing Pier: 5,098 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Venice listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Venice?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,524 Houses in Venice. Our other popular types of Venice holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 970 holiday houses
  • Villas: 340 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 124 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Venice?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,089 holiday homes with pool available in Venice. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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