Attractions & Tours

Sarasota County has a variety of attractions for everyone's enjoyment, from art museums to natural science aquariums and other local must-sees.

Say hello to a manatee, relax on the beach, explore a farmers market — these are all must-do activities if you want to make the most out of your trip to Sarasota County. Enjoy our range of fun-filled attractions, featuring ventures into magnificent fine art institutions, up-close encounters with exotic animals, adventures in tree canopies, and boat rides through wild and untamed parts of Florida.

Start Planning Your Trip

Ready for more? Learn all about Sarasota, or keep in touch!

Go have fun!

Local Attractions: Go have fun in Sarasota County!

There's quite the variety of attractions in Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast, and we've drawn up a short list of some our favorites.

Attractions alongside the Myakka River

Sarasota County is more than a beachside destination; it’s also a nature lover’s paradise. Learn more about the attractions along the Myakka River.

Seven Sarasota historical attractions

Sarasota County’s treasure troves include striking natural beauty, magnificent arts and a rich cultural heritage. Learn more about that heritage by visiting these seven area attractions.

Anytime is a Good Time for Sarasota

No matter when you’re looking for a visit, Sarasota has something special waiting for you.

Find Attractions

Displaying 1 - 10 of 43 listings
7459_640x480.jpg
3701 Bay Shore Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34234-5211

Come visit Sarasota's Zoo, since 1939! Walk among or hand-feed our flock of free roaming flamingos, Florida's unofficial state bird. Pose with a...

1115_640x480.jpg - Marina Jack II Sightseeing Cruises daily on Intracoastal Waterway of Sarasota
2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236
Escape aboard the Marina Jack II!. Join us for a relaxing sightseeing lunch or sunset dinner cruise through the inter-coastal waters and...
Replica Boat - This is a replica of a boat built on our site by Frank Guptill in 1901. Actually it was an older sailboat that he de-masted and installed what is probably the first engine in a power boat in Sarasota and the Webb's named her Magic. The Magic was destroyed in the hurricane of 1921. In 2006 volunteers rebuilt her based upon photos, and we take people out almost every day.
337 N. Tamiami Trl.
Osprey, FL 34229

Discover Sarasota's premier archaeological site and history museum featuring prehistoric mounds, pioneer homesteads, nature trails, boat tours and Bertha Honore Palmer's gardens....

1362_640x481.jpg
1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
Sarasota, FL 34236

The mission of Save Our Seabirds is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured birds, while educating the public about nature...

Pages