Things to Do

For many visitors, a Sarasota vacation is a chance to get away from it all and do nothing.

But relaxing isn't for everyone. Luckily, from its vibrant arts scene to action-packed outdoor experiences, Sarasota County has activities and attractions for all.

Visit our Visitors Center as a great first step if you're already in Sarasota.

For more information, you can also download our app on the iTunes store or Google Play. Also check out our events calendar to see what happenings are going on, and when.

Eat Like a Local

Dining
Seafood shacks on the water, fresh local fare in downtown hot spots, and the annual Savor Sarasota restaurant week – this is dining in Sarasota.

Places to Stay

Hotels & More
Choose from beachfront resorts with a view, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable vacation rentals or peaceful campgrounds.

Arts & Culture

Museums to Theaters
Sarasota is known as the “cultural coast” for good reason. Visit a museum, take in a show, celebrate at a festival, or discover what makes this a circus city.

Shopping

Browse & Buy
Make room in your bag – shopping in Sarasota means everything from high-end handbags to golden conch shells. What will you bring home?

Attractions & Tours

Local Must-Dos
From family-friendly gardens where you can hand-feed flamingos to zip-lining through the trees, here are some don’t-miss spots in Sarasota.