What You Should Know After Landing in Sarasota County

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport offers several nonstop flights to and from its wonderful, sunny destination. Learn a little bit more about one of the best beach retreats in America.

Welcome to Florida's Gulf Coast 

From the moment you land on the tarmac, you'll know you've come to one of the world's most beautiful places. The airport's award-winning staff will ensure that your trip is off to an  enjoyable and easy start. Feel at ease, knowing that Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has been named the Commercial Service Airport of the Year, by the Florida Department of Transportation. To learn more about the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport go to www.srq-airport.com

Whether traveling north or south from the airport, make the most of your stay by paying a visit to one of the destinations conveniently located visitor centers. In Sarasota County, you'll find three locations for visitor service: SRQ Airport, Downtown Sarasota and historic Downtown Venice. Visitor Centers in offer information on where to stay and dine as well as the wealth of activities available to guests.

However long you plan to stay, the list of activities on Florida's Gulf Coast are endless. 

Beaching it up on our Best Beaches

A trip to our coveted beaches 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, quiet shoreline of Casey Key and Manasota Key is the perfect, natural escape on vacation. 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!

All things arts

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

Towles Court on the edge of Downtown Sarasota is a unique treasure of talents. 

Catch a live performance at one of the area's theatrical venues. The Sarasota Opera HouseAsolo Repertory TheatreFlorida 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.

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! Enjoy plenty of places to stay in Sarasota County.

Need more information?

Order a free copy of Visit Sarasota County's Visitor Guide, or visit us at VisitSarasota.org.