Howard Johnson Sarasota

811 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34236, United States
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Current weather forecasts - normal or bad weather?

by Mike57


Internet forecasts for the next ten days look miserable for Bradenton and Sarasota - but is the normal Sunny morning, thunder and rainy afternoons still the norm?

We fly from the UK shortly!

Thanks for any info


RE: Current weather forecasts - normal or bad weather?

by princessdorrie

who in Gods name told you to go to florida in august?

RE: RE: Current weather forecasts - normal or bad weather?

by Mike57


Nobody tells us where to go - but we've enjoyed great vacations in Florida, Arizona, California and Colorado in August - for the last seven years. Your point is?



RE: RE: Current weather forecasts - normal or bad weather?

by ZenGator

The Official Summer in Florida Weather Forecast:

Partly cloudy in the morning, with clouds building in the early afternoon and a chance of a thunderstorm later on. Clearing by nightfall. High in the low 90s, low in the mid to upper 70s.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat 'til sometime in September...

It's good for most of the state, as you may have guessed. :)

BTW, I love August. Keeps out the non-adventurous notherners...

Travel Tips for Sarasota

Beach Tips

by vertov

Tourists go to Siesta Beaches, the locals go to Lido. You'll find Lido has ample parking and walking room when Siesta is packed full of people.

Avoid the wildlife, (see my other tip about the birds), walk in the water, enjoy the sand and sun!

Hop aboard one of the...

by Tulin

Hop aboard one of the world's two largest airboats, the 'Myakka Maiden,' or the 'Gator Gal' for a scenic cruise on the Upper Myakka Lake. Discover what makes the Myakka unique among America's freshwater lakes. Hear intriguing stories about the alligator, anhinga, and sandhill crane as you become acquainted with the variety of creatures that make their home here.

These air-powered vessels venture into the shallow, grassy areas where traditional crafts of such size wouldn't dare to go. The leisurely ride is so safe and smooth you'll have no problem taking photographs.

Key West Style

by sarahjayn about Hemingway's

Hemingway's is right on St. Armand's Circle, about a five minute walk (or less) from the beach. They serve the typical beach fare - burgers, fish, etc. (Don't worry - there's some vegetarian options on the menu as well and a bar.) I like to take people here because it just feels very old school Florida. Plus, if you're lucky, one of the balconies will be available for you to sit out on. It's fun to sit up there and pass the time.
The service is really, really good. If you don't know what to do while in Sarasota, ask your server. They are all local-types.

St. Armand's Circle

by radiominor

This is a circle of high-end shops and exquisite restaurants located a few steps away from the sandy beaches of Lido Key. Enjoy the sunset on the beach and then enjoy a sumptuous meal from one of the many wonderful restaurants run by world class chefs. Experience the ambiance of exotic lands and far away places. Fulfill your shopping passions with fashion elegance, fine collectables, antiques, crystal, china and precious gems.

Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary

by tampa_shawn

The pelican man’s bird sanctuary rehabs injured birds of all types.

The facility is quite large and has beautifully manicured grounds. Walking through the grounds is quite relaxing and I really enjoy watching all the different birds fom around the world.

The sanctuary sits on the other side of the Mote parking lot so be sure stop by when you visit Mote.

Sundays at the Sanctuary are often free and on other days you'll get a dollar off if you visited Mote Aquarium that day (keep your ticket stub).

If you visit on a day where admission is free - please make a donation - the money goes to support the rehab of our wild friends.

A favorite time to visit is during the baby bird season which runs from April to August. During this time the center cares for over 1,500 birds at the bird hospital.

There are educational programs available. The center is always looking for volunteers


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Address: 811 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34236, United States