Venice and Nokomis Shopping

Local shopping will be sunshine and warm ocean breezes with this guide. Embark on the avenues of Venice and Nokomis filled with gift shops and boutiques. Take photos, eat lunch and then return to Gulf Shores to enjoy Nokomis Beach.

Venice Ave Sign

Natives and visitors alike venture down Venice, Miami and Tampa Avenues – All parallel streets filled with restaurants, gift shops, clothing stores and furniture boutiques. With places like La Dolce Vita Wine Bar, the Soda Fountain, Pier 22 Home & Gifts and Posh on Palm, you will find a full day’s worth of exploring.
Events circle around this Venice Island street often, like the weekly Farmers Market, occasional sidewalk sales and art festivals. You will also find Centennial Park on Venice Ave where you can frequently listen to live music, and families can run around in the Water Fountains. Check out Venice MainStreet Inc. for more information.
Venice Water Fountain Park
St armands shopping

Another favorite resides 20 miles Northwest on St. Armand’s Key. This haven for the arts, shopping and cuisine will be an adventure to experience. The St. Armands website offers a directory of all the boutiques, clothing stores, dining, gift shops and art galleries located on the Circle. Events such as car and boat shows, art festivals and holiday celebrations occur annually.
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Westfield in Sarasota
Open daily, Westfield Sarasota has a food court, children's play area, AMC movie theatre and a variety of stores. Visit their website to find deals and events going on. This mall is 9 miles away, or about 15 minutes depending on traffic. Head North on Route 41/Tamiami Trail and it will be on your Right.
University Town Center in Sarasota
Open daily, The Mall at UTC is the dominant fashion destination in Sarasota. This two-story mall includes a children’s play area, wide variety of dining, and over 100 stores. UTC is 20 miles away or about a 30 minute drive.
University Town Center Mall in Sarasota

Ellenton Premium Outlets

Ellenton Premium Outlets
Open daily, shop over 130 designer and name brand outlets for huge savings. You will also find a large food court and children’s play area. The Outlets are 30 miles or about a 35 minute drive from the Motel. Visit their website for additional deals and events.

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