Don't follow the directions provided by this website. This sends you to a business.
Not for the stereotypical "spring breaker." In fact, the average age in Venice itself is 68 according to a family member. It's a beautiful beach for collecting sea shells and strolling. I'm not sure if it's coincidence or bad timing, but it's always extra windy every time I go.
If you aren't a young adult/ "spring breaker" I recommend this beach because it's not swarmed with drunk kids or young ones "showing off their wrinkle free bodies" (quote from my great aunt). If you are a young adult I would still recommend it because it's a nice break
As mentioned by others, you do have to call and make a reservation! Don't worry, it's not as awkward as it sounds. The volunteers who work here and very nice and extremely passionate! They truly care about the cats and their well being and you will notice this if you do take a tour. All proceeds goes to the sanctuary and the cats which is another plus.
They give you the back story on all the big cats and how they got there. As an animal lover I'm decently aware of the lack of legislation protecting them, but big cat rescue informed the visitors even more. They even inform you about a specific bill and provide the means for you to call your legislator and request a co-sponsor or for the bill!
Again I greatly recommend! For those who are anti-zoos, remember this is a sanctuary! They are fairly anti-zoos too and only keep the cats here that cannot be rerelease a into the wild.
Very pretty but not for the adventurous. The crystal clear turquoise water is breath taking but the park is actually fairly small. If it's on your way or not too far out of the way I would recommend it but I made a 2 hour drive and would say it was not worth it.
All the waterfalls are man made and you get that feel throughout the park. The good part about this is that it is very accessible for elder or people who would have troubles on more serious hikes. I do believe it is handicap accessible too.
The swimming area is very nice but got a little crowded. If you like snorkeling you can snorkel here!
Kind of pricey but if you love manatees, it's totally worth it. Our captains were amazing and very friendly. I do no recommended for a younger crowd since you do have to keep calm and quite.
It's not as exciting and energized as swimming with dolphins but is a fairly calm activity. On that note, I still greatly recommend it! Getting close and seeing these graceful creatures is unique and worthwhile.
On a few websites it warned that the best time of year to visit Hocking Hills is during the spring because that's when there is the most water in the falls. However, we went in September and it was still beautiful. The different features in the park all have easy paths to take. A lot of the park has paths that lead you to the main attraction so it's not necessary to be a seasoned hiker to visit some of the beautiful picturesque sites. An added bonus is that if you do take the paths there are a lot of areas where you can take a personal detour off them and discover gorgeous hidden treasures. If you're planning on going, plan for a multiple day trip. There's a lot to see and you do not want to rush yourself through everything. We stayed two full days and only too breaks to eat and we didn't even get to see everything we wanted. If you love photography, I highly suggest Hocking Hills to snap a few photos.
The only two complaints I would have about Hocking Hills is that it is VERY touristy. Don't expect to not run into people every 5 minutes during the day. Also, kind of due to the touristy factor, there is some litter on trails.