Sarasota is located south of the Tampa Bay Area and north of Fort Myers. Its current official limits include Sarasota Bay and several barrier islands between the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Sarasota is home to an appealing variety of historic buildings, museums, and interesting sightseeing opportunities. Stroll through Sarasota's sights on your own, or take a more organized approach to your Sarasota sightseeing by checking on local tours. Take advantage of Sarasota attractions and those in the surrounding area, both indoors and out. From a simple picnic or afternoon retreat to the park to a technical hike, a round of golf, or a more adventurous sport, there are plenty of Sarasota activities to keep you busy.
Here are a few things to get you started in Sarasota;
Walk along Siesta Key beach
People from all over the world visit Sarasota, Florida to hang on our beaches. They are gorgeous and a great place to enjoy. You will love to walk up and down the beaches taking in the fabulous views
Walk over the Ringling bridge
Need some exercise? Take a walk over the Ringling Bridge. You will love the fabulous views of downtown Sarasota and the waters of Sarasota Bay. This is a great way to take in some breathtaking views and at the same time get some exercise.
Go to Ringling Museum
In 1911, John Ringling and his wife, Mable purchased 20 acres of waterfront property in Sarasota, Florida. Today, that investment welcomes visitors from around the globe with fine art, historic mansion, two circus museums and a jewel-box of a theater.
Visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
This is a 9.5 acre property on the bay front just south of downtown Sarasota. It boasts an open-air and under-glass museum of more than 20,000 colorful plants.
You will need a car rental to pack in all the beautiful sights and attractions in Sarasota. Car hire is also pretty cheap and can be collected from the major airports in the area like Sarasota Bradenton Airport or Tampa Airport.