Sports & Outdoors FAQ

The Baltimore Orioles spring train in Sarasota at Ed Smith Stadium and the Atlanta Braves spring train in North Port at CoolToday Park. Don’t forget to read The Spring Training Guide to Sarasota County. We also have our own soccer team, Sarasota Metropolis FC. Sarasota is also home to other unexpected sports.

Sarasota County has a variety of attractions for everyone's enjoyment, from art museums to natural science aquariums and other local must-sees. Learn more on our website here, or view our digital brochure here.

Many of our parks in Sarasota County are great options for hiking and biking enthusiasts. The Legacy Trail and Myakka River State Park are only two of many. We can provide County maps that focus on these activities at our Visitor Centers

Any of our beaches offer the best sunsets. For a full list of sunset cruises check here and add “sunset cruise” in the keyword search bar. Area restaurants are another great option.

Please visit our website for a detailed list of our beaches. Beach wheelchairs are available at Lido, Manasota, Nokomis, Siesta and Venice Beaches courtesy of Sarasota County Government. Call 941-861-5000 for more information or visit their website here.

Yes, we carry the Golf Coast Magazine in our Sarasota and Venice Visitor Centers which lists all local public golf courses. Learn more about the history, and search courses on our website here.