Check out the historic downtown area of Venice, the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. Stop by the City of Venice Fishing Pier in Brohard Park and rent a “Venice Snow Shovel” from the bait shop to start your shark teeth search. You can look for the fossils on Venice Beach, Caspersen Beach, or the South Jetty. Once a year, you can attend the Shark’s Tooth Festival for several days of fossils and fun!
Continue digging into the past with the Venice Area Historical Society, which hosts tours of the Historic Venice Train Depot and the Circus Car. The Circus Car is a former Ringling Bros. that is 85 feet long and used to host circus performers. To step back into the present community, head to the Venice Farmers’ Market, which runs all year round and has everything from handmade alpaca items – for when you’re visiting cooler climates – to the Caribbean Pie Company. Take the whole family on a Saturday and visit Centennial Park afterwards. The Park has a children’s interactive fountain as well as a gazebo, where you can find all sorts of concerts at the Friday Night Concert Series twice a month.