Get the door, it's the liquor store
It’s hard not to get confused by all the Venice incarnations in the world. There’s the original Venice, of course:... a land of gondoliers, slowly sinking buildings, and beautiful/nightmarish masks. Then there are the competing towns of Venice, Florida, and Venice Beach, California, both on the west coasts of their respective states, both vying for your affection with their idyllic views and irresistible cultures. Today, we make the case that Venice, Florida, maybe ruler of all Venices --great and small. This place has an absolutely legendary beach — yes, it’s called Venice Beach — and an offshore coral reef. It’s also got Caspersen Beach, where you can scavenge for shark teeth. Venetian Waterway Park abounds with trails perfect for biking and hiking, while Centennial Park and Oscar Scherer State Park offer other green spaces for enjoyment. When you combine that with the lively city vibes in Venice proper, you see why this place recently got named the second-most livable city in Florida. Alright, and check this out: You’ve got on-demand alcohol delivery as a Venetian. Beers, wines, and liquors, all sourced from local stores and compiled on our easy-to-use app or website, all available for delivery to your front door in 60 minutes or less.