Venice, LA is located near the southeastern tip of Louisiana, just where the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico and is the jumping off point for some of the finest fishing adventures you could ever imagine. While fishing is what may have brought you to our neck of the woods, there are a ton of other activities to enjoy during your time spent in Venice, LA and its surrounding areas. Here are some great options for things to do in Venice.
Search for Ghosts at Ft. Jackson. Interested in the paranormal? Spend a day at Ft. Jackson, a historical site that is rumored to be haunted and located just a short drive from Venice, LA. Sure it may send shivers down your spine, but Ft. Jackson is also a beautiful, newly restored building with multi-colored fountains, a brick entrance arch, wrought iron picket guards, and is considered one of America’s greatest landmarks. A permanent relic and souvenir exhibit has been established which is open daily from 9am to 4pm. The public park is open year-round during daylight.
Take in a Wildlife Tour. The surrounding areas near Venice, LA are home to amazing wildlife and offer several tours to choose from – bird-watching tours, marsh tours, eco-tours, swamp tours, even seaplane tours! No matter which one you choose, you’re guaranteed to witness amazing wildlife in their natural habitat.
Eat Like a Local. Home to some of the greatest, most diverse cuisine in Louisiana, Venice and its surrounding areas cook up some pretty, darn good food served with the friendliest customer service you’ve ever experienced. Make sure to check out these local hot spots and dives, and get a true taste of Venice, LA.
Explore the Great Outdoors. If you’re the outdoorsy type, then you will definitely enjoy the 2,400 square miles of land and water of Plaquemines Parish (the most in the state of LA!). This spot is prized for its historical attractions and abundant wildlife. Known to many as a birding paradise, enjoy the locale’s abundant migratory and indigenous bird species or spend time walking the trails at Woodlands Conservancy.
Go Fishing! Of course, if you’re visiting ‘Tunatown’, you can’t visit Venice without going fishing! Therefore our list of things to do in the area includes booking an inshore or offshore chartered fishing trip. We promise you’ll have the experience of a lifetime! Take it to the next level and book your stay at our upscale Home Run Lodge where you can choose to enjoy an all-inclusive package and relax in luxurious comfort with access to a full kitchen, large bar, extra-large Kamado grill, 40” TVs with football packages, and a convenient location to the marina.
Ready to enjoy all of what Venice, LA has to offer and better yet, catch some amazing fish? Give the captains at Home Run Charters a call at (504) 909-TUNA for more information or to check availability of our inshore or offshore chartered fishing trips.