Venice (Louisiana)

Venice is a small town in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, in the Greater New Orleans region.

Understand

Venice is a small fishing town with roughly 500 inhabitants. It is at the end of Highway 23 along the west bank of the Mississippi River. As the last place down the river delta reachable by land, Venice is nick-named the end of the world. Venice has long been famous for the rich fishing in the area, both commercial and recreational. It also serves the offshore oil rig industry.

Venice, like most of Plaquemines Parish, was badly damaged in Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Get in

Venice is the end point of the Highway 23 and the New Orleans airport is roughly 80 miles away.

Do

Fishing and boat trips

Eat

Venice has a couple of restaurants, specializing in fresh seafood.

Sleep

A couple of small motels and marina cabins for rent in the area.

Go next

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