Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach

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Nonstop service from Toronto on WestJet

The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) offers a new nonstop service from Sarasota to Toronto (YYZ)

Effective December 18, 2015, WestJet offers service from Toronto to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

WestJet is a Canadian Low-Cost Carrier (LCC). The service will be nonstop seasonal flights on Fridays and Sundays between the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) through April 29, 2016 using a Boeing 737-700 aircraft (136 seats.)

“We are thrilled to welcome WestJet to the Sarasota Bradenton area. This is very exciting for Canadian customers traveling to our beautiful Gulf Coast communities, and will provide additional opportunities for locals to explore Canada and other destinations worldwide.” SRQ President and CEO Fredrick J Piccolo said.

SRQ Airport is located minutes from downtown Sarasota and Bradenton, award-winning beaches and historic attractions. The airport provides 20 minutes free parking, free Wi-Fi service and more. Look into Booking your flight to Sarasota today and learn more about the destination:

Beaching it up on our Best Beaches

A trip to the coveted beaches of Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island is an absolute must. These beaches regularly receive mentions and awards as two of the best in the world. Your feet will enjoy the cool quartz-crystal sands of Siesta Key. The calm, cozy feel of Anna Maria Island provides a tranquil setting. Don't miss the exciting shark tooth hunting on Venice Beach. Perhaps you'll find a treasured prehistoric shark tooth.  The complete package of beauty and endless things to do make these beaches the perfect Oceanside getaway -- you may even want to book your next trip before you leave!
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All Things Arts

Known for cultural amenities to rival many larger destinations, Sarasota County and Bradenton Area are home to numerous artist colonies, performing arts venues and celebrated festivals. Even the most casual of observers will find the cultural scene impressive.

The Village of the Arts in Bradenton is a charming collection of bungalows housing a vibrant community of local artists whose work is open to the public through monthly events. Beyond just the village, find in Bradenton a collection of visual art installations along the area's Riverwalk, and even at the transit station. Towles Court on the edge of Downtown Sarasota is another unique treasure of talents. Enjoy the free "Third Friday Art Walks" featuring art openings, music, and libations.

Catch a live performance at one of the area's theatrical venues. The Sarasota Opera House, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, the Historic Asolo at The Ringling, and the Van Wezel combine to offer literally hundreds of shows -- from traveling international performances of Broadway hits and red hot musicians to elegant ballet, orchestral, and operatic arrangements to our very own local professional troupes.

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A million ways to stay

Book your trip today. Sarasota County and Bradenton Area offer rental properties including hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, condos, cottages, resorts, and more. With new hotels quickly being added, the options are nearly endless!

Considering something on the beach? Then choose from dozens of condo and cottage listings on the Island of Venice, Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island.

Are you simply here for business? Enjoy plenty of options near Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport: