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Welcome to Sarasota
Sarasota looks out onto the warm and dazzling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where the tropical white sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can see. You could easily spend days and weeks strolling over sand dunes and sipping cool drinks under beach cabanas, but you’ll have to tear yourself away because Sarasota, a city south of Tampa, offers so much more. World class arts, cultural and historical attractions inform and inspire, while wild outdoor activities in untouched natural habitats are food for the soul. And speaking of food, there’s plenty of that too!
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Hotels in Sarasota
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sarasota provides a comfortable yet luxurious place to stay, located close to the famous Gulf Coast beaches and overlooking the beautiful Sarasota Bay. You’ll find the modern touches and professional service you need to relax and unwind. The hotel has bright, airy rooms with marina or bay views, featuring TVs, living areas and coffee makers. Upgrade your room for a balcony or patio sitting area. Suites add additional living areas. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and well equipped fitness centre. There is also a bay-view restaurant and cocktail bar onsite.
The Virage Hotel is located just minutes drive from Sarasota in Osprey Florida. The hotel features brand new rooms, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary continental breakfast served daily. The hotel is situated close to Siesta Key Beach, Venice Main Street shopping and all of Sarasota’s well renowned attractions and restaurants.
Plenty of things to do
History of Sarasota
Manatee Village Historical Park
Experience the Florida of yesteryear in the turn-of-the-century buildings at Manatee Village Historical Park. Learn about settlement history through the restored courthouse, blacksmith shop, general store and other authentic buildings.
Culture arts & music in Sarasota
The Art & Antique Center
Support local Florida artists with a visit to this art gallery and gift shop in the downtown historic area. Find something you love with one-of-a-kind trinkets, prints, paintings and sculptures on display.
State of the Arts Gallery
Towles Court Art Association
Take a stroll through tree-lined pathways and brightly-coloured houses to discover tiny galleries and artists studios. This neighbourhood is full of creative people and unique shops, restaurants, and events.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
The Jazz Club of Sarasota
The Players Centre For Performing Arts
Sarasota Contemporary Dance
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT)
Sarasota beaches & parks
Brohard Beach and Paw Park
This is one of few beaches in the area which you and your dog can enjoy together! Bound along the shoreline and through the azure waters and have a game fetch on the white sand beach.
Caspersen Beach Park
Maxine Barritt Park
Have a sunny family picnic on this popular beach. There are special picnic areas with grills and a play area for the little ones. It’s all surrounded by stunning wildlife and greenery.
Nathan Benderson Park
Health, wellness & spa tourism in Sarasota
Mandala Med-Spa & Yoga Shala
Sarasota ecotourism, wildlife & the great outdoors
Curry Creek Preserve
A wonderful place to walk amongst Florida’s indigenous wildlife, with alligators, otters, snakes and birds. There are many trails to suit different abilities and opportunities for cycling and a kayak launch.
Jim Neville Marine Preserve
Mary Thaxton Memorial Preserve
Venice Area Audubon Rookery
Sport activities in Sarasota
Golf in Sarasota
Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water-Ski Show
Siesta Key Watersports
Where to eat in Sarasota
Historic Palm Avenue
Ellenton Premium Outlets
Historic Downtown Venice
Westfield Siesta Key
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