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.

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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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Mary Dean Park Cornhole Game - Don't forget your beanbags for a fun game of cornhole!
1506 Central Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

This beautiful park allows leashed pets, has a shaded picnic table, a basketball court, cornhole game set up, bike racks, and provides...

Canine Club at Gillespie Park - Located on the corner of North Osprey Ave & 10th Street. This dog park provides two fenced areas. Unleash and enjoy the day!
710 N. Osprey Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park honors John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor of Sarasota. It has two basketball courts, an off-leash dog park, picnic tables, playground,...

Circus Playground - This playground is circus inspired! Featuring a small splash area, rock climbing, slides, music makers, swings, and so much more. Perfect for picnics and spending the day with your little ones. No pets allowed unless they are service trained.
2010 Adams Lane
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park is home to the Payne Park Skate Park, Circus Park, Cafe, and Amphitheater. Circus Park-This playground is circus inspired! Featuring...

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2810 17th St.
Sarasota, FL 34234

This 40-acre park serves as one of Sarasota County's most popular athletic complexes providing opportunities for sports such as youth baseball, football,...

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1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Looking for an exciting, hands-on, educational and FUN experience on the water? We've got it!

We are located in beautiful Sarasota, Florida...

Whitaker Park Playground - The park has a restroom, playground, swing-set, picnic tables, and trails.
1455 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

A waterfront park providing many recreational opportunities including boardwalks through mangroves and tidal marsh restoration areas. Boat access is by a concrete...

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...

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