The Ringling Bridge at sunset

Sarasota

A city by the Gulf of Mexico with arts, dining, nightlife and more.

The city of Sarasota is a scene of eateries, theaters, shopping boutiques and artist enclaves. Running through the heart of downtown is Main Street, and branching off this main drag are colorfully named streets such as Pineapple, Orange, Lemon and Palm. More shops and colorful bungalows turned into bakeries, galleries, salons and yoga studios surround central downtown and are divided into five districts: Burns Court, Towles Court, Rosemary District, Historic Palm Avenue and Gillespie Park. Even more is waiting to be discovered at Bayfront Park, Southside Village and other nearby locales.

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Sarasota Adventure Sweep: Maximum Fun on minimum time

You only have a few hours of spare time, so what’s the best activities to do in Sarasota County? We’ve got you covered with our limited-time guide.

Sarasota: A Tour in Pictures

Sometimes the memory of a trip isn’t enough. Sometimes, those documentations of having been there need to be shared or framed. Maybe on Instagram, maybe on Facebook, maybe on your fridge.

The Life of Luxury: Sarasota Accommodations

If there's ever a time to indulge and embrace the luxury lifestyle, it’s on vacation and during a holiday. Put them together and there’s no excuse not to go all out.

Eat It Up: Sarasota Foodie Life

Sarasota County is home to award-winning chefs and 21 Zagat-rated restaurants. Beyond fine dining, however, is a treasure trove of culinary experiences. Enjoy fresh produce from a farmers market, or pick your own right off the vine...

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1115_640x480.jpg - Marina Jack II Sightseeing Cruises daily on Intracoastal Waterway of Sarasota
2 Marina Plz
Sarasota, FL 34236
Escape aboard the Marina Jack II!. Join us for a relaxing sightseeing lunch or sunset dinner cruise through the inter-coastal waters and...
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3701 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34234-5211

Sarasota Jungle Gardens has been delighting visitors since 1939. We are an old Florida zoological garden where you can walk among or hand-feed our...

824_640x480.jpg - Key Sailing in Sarasota
2 Marina Plz, Slip E-19
Sarasota, FL 34236

Affordable private dolphin and sunset cruises or group charters with never more than three couples, proposals, date nights, sailing lessons, personalized service...

Sarasota Film Festival
323 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best known and emerging...
Center for Architecture Sarasota - 1
265 S Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

Architecture Sarasota provides exhibitions, lectures, walking tours, and programs designed to engage the public about architecture and design in Sarasota.

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