Area Guide


No place quite compares to Sarasota, with its cultural and recreational opportunities, diversity and richness of experience. Enjoy stunning beaches and magnificent sunsets by day, and the vibrance of the symphony, opera or ballet at days-end.

Sarasota is a European influenced city where you can stroll endlessly among cafes, galleries and boutiques, spend a day on the bay, on the golf course, or leisure in one of the areas magnificent parks.

Amazing natural bounty can be found throughout the region. Marie Selby Gardens offers botanical splendor at every turn, while Mote Marine Aquarium provides visitors with an experiential exposure to an abundance of marine life.

Circus Sarasota

Mote Marine Laboratory

Marie Selby Gardens

Sarasota Visitors

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

South Florida Museum