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Things to do in Venice

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Venice. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Venice attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Venice to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Venice.

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    A+R Store

    Pop culture stylists Andy “A” Griffith and Rose “R” Apodaca source functional design objects from around the world at their glass-front Abbot Kinne... More
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    Bazar

    This eclectic antiques shop on Venice’s lively Abbot Kinney Boulevard specializes in Art Deco furniture and objects from the ’30s and ’40s. Take th... More
  • Elvino

    Situated on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard, this industrial-style wine shop has a glass front, a polished concrete floor, and wall-to-wall wooden sh... More
  • Firefly, Venice

    Great gifts such as Mistral hand creams and straw fedoras from San Diego Hat. Two doors down, Kid Firefly has darling baby clothes. More
  • Heist

  • Jin Patisserie

    At Kristy Choo's Jin Patisserie, Asian ingredients are used in unexpected ways–it was the first shop to make a green tea cake with red bean paste f... More
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  • Mona Moore

    A cursive neon sign marks the entrance to this designer accessories shop on Venice's trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Resembling a minimalist art gal... More
  • MTA Bikini Store

    Practiced beach combers head to MTA Bikini for all of their beachwear needs. This Venice Beach shop, a fairly no-frills, open-air venue, sells desi... More

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