Interested in a Partnership?

Learn more about becoming a valued Visit Sarasota County Partner

Join Our Tourism Marketing Family

Tourism is a multibillion-dollar industry in Sarasota County—and growing. We welcome Sarasota area businesses looking to partner with us to continue strengthening our destination and the quality of life we all enjoy. Our mission is to make Sarasota the must visit destination on the Gulf Coast.

Who We Are

VSC is the official destination marketing organization for the Sarasota County region, presenting our community as the ideal location for  leisure visits, meetings, reunions, wedding and sporting events.  We provide targeted exposure with regional, national and global audiences, direct sales opportunities, visitor experience opportunities, free educational events and extensive social media endeavors  that feature our partners.

Tourism Matters in Sarasota County: The Regions #1 Economic Impact

Last year, the economic impact from Visitors to Sarasota County was more than $2.9 billion.  Over 2.7 million visitors enjoyed our region in 2019! Our partners-first philosophy means that over 400 businesses are first in line to welcome those visitors and deliver a destination experience.  Collectively, our tourism efforts mean new money is spent in our community which supports jobs, lowers taxes and improves amenities in our area.

Contact

Kelly Defebo
Director of Sales
[email protected] 
Office: 941.955.0991 ext 106

Our Current Valued Partners

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Ken Thompson Park - This boardwalk has been sensitively designed to protect the environment while allowing public access and enjoyment of the mangrove canopy experience. As such, the visitor will encounter low branches and narrow corridors in some areas along the walkway.
1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Perfect for canoe and kayak launching, allows leashed pets, has a fishing pier & boat ramp, picnic area, water fountain, playground, bathrooms,...

Assorted Oysters - Grand Oyster Tasting with 6 different varietals from the East and West coast.
420 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236-1409

Serving Sarasota since 1978, we are proud to be part of the excitement that is St. Armand's Circle. We source both locally...

Cha Cha Coconuts - Dining Room - Join us at Cha Cha Coconuts and lose yourself in our carefree island atmosphere. Casual dining with a tropical twist, offering a savory selection of seafood, sandwiches and other island-style fare. 

Relax in our dining room or enjoy an outdoor table while sipping on one of our refreshing tropical drinks and sampling from our casual Caribbean menu. Favorites include Coconut Shrimp, Fish Tacos and Half-pound Burgers. Open daily for lunch and dinner with a Children's menu available. Live entertainment on the weekends! 

Sit outside and enjoy people watching on the sidewalks of beautiful St. Armands Circle.
417 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236

Casual dining with a tropical twist offering a savory selection of seafood, sandwiches and other island style fare on St. Armand's Circle.

307_640x480.jpg - ENJOY THE VIEW ON CITY ISLAND. 1601 KEN THOMPSON PKWY
1601B KEN THOMPSON PKWY. CITY ISLAND
5023 OCEAN BLVD SIESTA KEY 1475 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL VENICE ISLAND
Sarasota, FL 34236-1005

The Florida Keys with a British twist. Fun for family or friends. Enjoy the waterfront view at City Island or the Yacht...

Columbia on St. Armands Circle - Columbia on St. Armands Circle . Serving lunch and dinner daily.
411 St Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236-1492

Family-owned and operated for more than 115 years, the Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine. 

Join us...

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1008 Ben Franklin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236-2298
Spacious studio and suite accommodations in a tropical beachside setting. Full kitchenettes and microwave in all units. Outdoor pool, BBQ grills and...

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