Will you be at the annual celebration of prehistoric fangs?
The Sharks Tooth Festival celebrates Venice's status as the Sharks Tooth Capital of the World.
Manatees are beloved presences here.
Stump Pass Beach on Manasota Key is a quiet, beautiful spot for outdoor lovers.
The cabbage palm (scientific name Sabal palmetto) is widely seen, not only at Myakka State Park, but throughout the state.
Florida is a research hub for turtles.
There are all sorts of exercise classes at Brohard, Venice, Nokomis and Siesta Key; classes in yoga, tai chi and Nia, and instructors offer private kayaking and paddleboarding lessons. There is even a yoga-paddleboard combo class.
Out on the Myakka River, Snook Haven is an Old Florida BBQ joint, fish shack, canoe launch, boat dock and live music venue rolled into one.
The medjool date palm is known as the “true date palm tree” and they're waiting to welcome you to Venice.