Sarasota County has won a number of accolades for its places to stay, play, and dine over the years.  Below are a few examples of the recognitions we are proud to have earned.


  • Best New Restaurant of 2022, Tampa Bay Times - Meliora
  • 20 Best Pizza Joints in the US, Trips to Discover - Rico's Pizza Gulfgate
  • Top Cities in U.S. to Pop the Question, Herald-Tribune - North Port/Sarasota
  • Top 25 Beaches in the United States, Trip Advisor - Siesta Beach
  • Top 25 Beaches in the World, Trip Advisor - Siesta Beach
  • Five Cities Blessed with Fantastic Mid-Century Architecture, Dirt - Luxury Real Estate Newsletter - Sarasota
  • 21 Best Gulf Coast Beaches, HGTV - Anna Maria Island, Venice Beach, Blind Pass, and Siesta Key
  • Best Hotels in Sarasota, U.S. News - Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
  • Best Hotels in Florida, U.S. News - Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
  • Top 9 Spring Break Fishing Destinations, FishingBooker - Sarasota
  • Best Buffet Restaurant in the US, USA Today - Der Dutchman Restaurant
  • 10 Best Free Attractions in the US, USA Today - Venice Beach
  • 10 Best Cities in FL for a Family Vacation, - Sarasota
  • 20 Most Moved to Cities in the US, PODS - Sarasota
  • 10 Best Beach Towns on the East Coast, Conde Nast - Siesta Key Beach