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Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

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Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

My wife and her friends are visiting a friend in Venice Beach at the end of March. They want to stay about 2 hours away for personal reasons lol. They want to stay somewhere nice along the ocean and being we're from the west coast they have NO idea where to stay. Their friend is a west coast transplant so she has no idea either) HELP!

Fort Lauderdale...
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1. Re: Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

Is your question about Venice Beach California? You have posted in the Forum for Venice Florida, which is on the Gulf of Mexico.

Northern California
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2. Re: Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

Sorry, my wife said Venice Beach when she actually meant Venice, Florida!

sarasota, FL
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3. Re: Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

You want something 2 hours away??

That would be north of Tampa or the Everglades..

You could drive to the east coast of Florida and stay in Ft. Lauderdale or Palm Beach and stay on the Atlantic beaches rather than the Gulf.

I suggest you look at a map of Florida. I don't think anything north of Tampa (2 hours away) has the same type of beaches. You could post on the Clearwater, FL forum.....

Naples, FL is very nice, but is less than 2 hours away.

Sarasota is 15 minutes from Venice....depending on which part of Venice/Sarasota.

They will be missing out on some great places in this area..

~SRQgirl

Wigan
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4. Re: Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

If you are visiting friend in Venice, this is a lovely place to stay. It is centrally located fro travelling and visiting areas up and down the coast. It is close to have days or evenings in Sarasota, with all its arty stuff and culture and Venice itself is quite special with it's quaint old town, lovely beaches and jetty.

sarasota, FL
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5. Re: Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

He posted that they want to stay 2 hours away from Venice...

Wigan
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6. Re: Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

I Know SRQgirl, but I just wnated her to know what a lovely place Venice and surrounding area is. Ready for my next visit to Venice at the begining of November and must have got carried away!!

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7. Re: Nice Places to Stay 2 Hours from Venice Beach

Naples or Marco Island would fit your bill. March weather can be warm or cool so don't go too far north.

Also maybe Captiva Island. Not quite 2 hours, but the toll bridge will put visitors off lol!

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