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: A Tour in Pictures

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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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2 Marina Plz
Sarasota, FL 34236
A waterfront location on the Downtown Sarasota Bayfront, offering superior food and service along with an excellent view. Featuring four restaurant concepts...
Bayfront Park Entrance
5 Bayfront Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

Open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., daily. Pets are allowed outside the Steigerwaldt-Jockey Children’s Fountain area. Popular location to jog, enjoy the...

Club Logo - The Founders Golf Club Logo
3800 Golf Hall Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240

The Founders Golf Club is an exclusive facility with a limited Membership and no tee times required, providing an unsurpassed golf experience...

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5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc. (SANCA) is a not-for-profit 501c3 business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world-class,...

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