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Welcome to Sarasota County! Here's how to get around.

To make sure you get the most out of your escape to one of the best beaches and arts destinations in America, map out your path to and around this gulf coast destination!

The closest airport to the heart of the city of Sarasota and the beaches of Lido Key and Siesta Key is the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Other nearby airports include St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Tampa International Airport, and Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers .

The easiest route to drive into Sarasota County is along Interstate 75, which connects visitors to Sarasota, Venice and North Port while remaining far enough away from the heart of those cities to avoid significant traffic. Other options include US Highway 41. 

To make the most of your stay, plan your accommodations early. Peak season starts in January and ends in April. During these months arts and culture offerings are in full swing, multiple festivals and events are occuring and the beaches are buzzing with activity. Great value months, however, are after the Fourth of July through the end of September. Many hotels during this period may offer additional incentives, traffic is less congested and the beaches are less crowded. 

There is a free open-air trolley called the Bay Runner offering daily service between Downtown Sarasota, St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach. Meanwhile, on Siesta Key, the Siesta Key Breeze Trolley is a free trolley service that runs every day around the island. 

Whenever you stay, be sure to check out the deals and events going on around town!

Sports & Recreation Listings

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Dolphin Fleet
1431 Myrtle
Sarasota, FL 34234

Dolphin Transportation Services is a premiere Limousine, Transportation and Luxury Sedan Company, a Destination Management and Event Planner. At Dolphin SRQ, we are...

Cruise Connection. THE original cruise bus transportation! - Bus Transportation to the cruise ships. Your cruise bus!
Round trip or one way service to Miami and Ft Lauderdale cruise ports. 
For single riders to entire groups, we offer convenient local pickup points in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice
Serving Sarasota, Manatee, SW Florida, Tampa Bay
Sarasota, FL 34240

We are THE bus transportation to your next cruise! Round trip or one way service to Miami and Ft Lauderdale cruise ports. Convenient local pickup...

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Serving Sarasota Area
6382 Danner Dr
Sarasota, FL 34240

Blue Ribbon Transportation is focused on Luxury late model Sedan, SUV, Limo, and Party Bus Services. Airport Service to all locations, Sporting...

435 N Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236

Avis Budget Downtown conveniently located 4.7 miles from SRQ/Bradenton airport. Privately owned ready to take care of your Car Rental Needs.

Serving Sarasota County
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Price4Limo Sarasota is a leading premier limousine and bus rental company that provides ground
transportation services throughout Sarasota and all of...