Family-Friendly

Many destinations cater only to one travel style, but you’ll find activities for the whole family in Sarasota County.

Finding family-friendly activities that adults will also enjoy is sometimes the toughest part of planning a vacation. But in Sarasota County on Florida's Gulf Coast, there are several options that will make both you and your little ones happy. See lions, tigers  and yes, even bears  at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, or check out smaller critters like flamingos, parrots and monkeys at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. For those with kids who want to run and play, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has a tropical rain forest just for that, and The Ringling, the state art museum of Florida, also has a play space on its beautiful 66-acre bayfront grounds.

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SST Logo - Sarasota Suncoast Tours offers Sarasota's most exciting tour experiences with a variety of local tours: food, history, ghosts and murder, family adventure, drinking and more! We also offer private group narrated trolley or mini-bus tours.
1235 2nd St
Sarasota, FL 34236

Sarasota's Most Exciting Tour Experiences! We have offered local area tours since 2015, with over 5000 happy guests, by hosting original tours that are just...

Peanut Butter Pie - Peanut Butter Pie
3501 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
  • First-run movies and independent films
  • Convenient, reserved seating available online or at our Concierge desk
  • Ultra-luxurious, roomy high-back leather rocking or
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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...

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3000 Ringling Blvd
Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds
Sarasota, FL 34237

Welcome one and all to FOUR weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts, & pure family fun at this year’s Sarasota Medieval Fair!...

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