Welcome to the Sarasota Area

Soak up the sun along our white-sand beaches. Treat yourself to diverse dining, enriching arts and culture, shopping districts of all sorts and natural Florida fun. Here, each moment is your own.

Getting Here & Where to Go
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Try the Beach Pass!

Visit Sarasota Beach Pass

As you explore area beaches, unlock the Beach Pass to earn exclusive prizes!

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Places to Stay

Hotels & More

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

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Sarasota Art Museum
Arts & Culture

Museums to Theaters

Sarasota is known as Florida's Cultural Coast® for good reason. Visit a museum, take in a show, celebrate at a festival, or discover what makes this a circus city.

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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?

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Attractions & Tours

Local Must-Dos

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

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