- The list below includes 83 free or cheap things to do in or near Venice, Florida, including 62 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Hiking Trails, Parks and Dog Park.
- From Legacy Trail to Brohard Paw Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Venice and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Sarasota, Englewood, Port Charlotte and Siesta Key.
The Legacy Trail is a 10 mile-long trail along the CSX railroad corridor. It starts from Palmer Ranch and reaches Venice. It is suited especially for the experienced bikers and hikers, since there is little to no shade on the way during the summer.
The Venice Municipal Beach is a certified Blue Wave Beach and has won in 2008 the best restored Beach Award. Volleyball courts, picnic areas and boardwalks are some of the amenities found here. There are also many shark teeth and other fossils to be found in the sand.
Founded in 1965, the Venice Area Audubon Society has a primary focus on wildlife and conservation with a particular emphasis on birds. The society produces regular newsletters and maintains an information center.