Nestled on the West Coast beach-front bay of the Sunshine State, Sarasota County is the perfect getaway destination for anyone with a passion for sun, fun, and fine food.
Sarasota is one of Florida’s primary Gulf Coast cities, offering guests a wide array of recreation options from culture to fine dining, circus thrills to pristine beaches. This city was once the winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus, an interesting local history tidbit that you can learn all about in the Ringling Museum of Art and throughout the city in general.
Take in the local history at the world-famous Myakka State Park, learn about Florida's natural side at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens or Mote Aquarium, or just enjoy some time on the sand with some of the world's best golden sandy beaches such as Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach.
You can even catch a Broadway show at the Florida Studio Theater or eat homemade pie so good you'll "close your eyes and savor the flavor" at the local Amish Community. The city of Sarasota and its surrounding county has a little bit of everything for visitors to see and do, so don't miss out on all that this destination has to offer!
For an extended trip consider adding nearby Tampa attractions as well, just about an hour's drive from Sarasota!