Sarasota Things to Do

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  • 1. Ringling Museum

    This is a place I have wanted to visit for a long time. We arrived at the Ringling Museum on a Thursday which is their day to stay open until 8 PM and we still didn't see it all. We took a guided tour...

  • 2. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

    This was my 3rd trip to Marie Selby. It's a lovely, lovely place - respite against the heat (although not too much of that in Feb in Sarasota lately!), and great to walk around. It has an amazing...

  • 3. Mote Marine Aquarium

    The Mote Marine Aquarium is part of Mote Marine Laboratory, a facility for the study of local marine biology. The staff, therefore, is freakishly knowledgeable. It's also a really good place to see...

  • 4. Jungle Gardens

    A wonderful garden with lots of animals and little animal shows. We spent a wonderful afternoon here. The plants are amazing and I enjoyed the various animal shows. Incudes: + Birds of Prey exhibit...

  • 5. Siesta Key Beach

    Siesta Key is one of a string of barrier islands, called keys, along Florida's west coast. Siesta Key is just a few miles south of Sarasota and only a quarter mile or so from the southern tip of Lido...

  • 6. G Wiz Museum

    We spent about 3 hours here in May 2007, and could have spent a few more easily. This museum is full of hands-on exhibits for kids (from simple building blocks for the younger kids to magnetic...

  • 7. St Armand Circle

    located on lido key is st. armands circle. st. armands is the most visited part of sarasota by out of town tourists. the circle was designed by the circus magnate john ringling and is lined with...

  • 8. Anna Maria Island

    100 Years of History of Anna Maria Island encapsulated at the Historical Museum and Belle Haven Cottage. Come see and learn all there is to know about the island and more. Groups and families welcome....

  • 9. Car Museum

    Is bigger than you'd think. Has over 100 cars from: Auburn, Bentley, Cadillac station wagon (one of only 5 ever made), DeLorean, Edsel, Ferrari, etc. Vintage, classic, muscle, exotic cars The Museum...

  • 10. Circus Museum

    the ringling brothers circus museum is located on the grounds of the ringling mansion and museum. the museum was established in 1948 and has an interesting collection of circus wagons, costumes, and...

  • 11. Opera House

    This is an amazing old Oprah house and well worth a tour The tour allows you to explore the interior of the Mertz Theatre and learn the fascinating history of how an authentic 1903 Opera House built...

  • 12. Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary

    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...

  • 13. Myakka River State Park

    Absolutely fab! Just started a tree-top walk that is just wonderful. One of the oldest and largest state parks, has 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Great birdlife...

  • 14. Warm Mineral Springs

    The Springs are located south of Sarasota – they are warm, mineral-rich, natural spring said to have therapeutic properties. The spring pumps out nine million gallons of 87° F water a day and has...

  • 15. Chalk Festival brings street art to 3D life

    I attended my 1st Sarasota Chalk Festival in November 2012 and it was a 10 day event featuring the art form known as street painting where pavement is the...

  • 16. Special events extraordinaire @ Chill Lounge

    ChillLounge is a event held in Sarasota on a regular basis and usually at unique venues and only for adults 21 and over.Some of the venues are indoors and some...

  • 17. Catch an Orioles game at Ed Smith Stadium

    Ed Smith Stadium, not far from downtown Sarasota, is a great place to see a ball game. The stadium was recently remodeled, and it has all the features of a...

  • 18. Historic Spanish Point - quite a surprise!

    I found this place to be quite a little gem. Again, as anything sarasota-focused, it's accessible for all ages and abilities. This is not a hike nor a jungle...

  • 19. Sarasota Courthouse

    Sarasota County was established in 1921 when Manatee County was split. The courthouse was designed by architect Dwight James Baum in a style described as "a...

  • 20. Central Cocoanut Historic District

    The Central-Cocoanut Historic District was designated is a U.S. historic district on June 17, 2005. It is located in Sarasota, along Cocoanut Avenue, between...

  • 21. Lido Key & St. Armand's Key

    Lido Key is a barrier island just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Sarasota, Florida. Lido Key features sandy beaches, numerous resorts, and a nice area of...

  • 22. City of Sarasota Island Park

    Island Park is actually a peninsula off downtown Sarasota that is very popular due to its location and activities available. Located right along the water, it...

  • 23. Touring Laurel Park Historic District

    I live in Sarasota but until very recently had not spent much time wandering and discovering the downtown. It's very walkable, friendly and diverse. I've found...

  • 24. "Unconditional Surrender" Kiss Statue

    My favorite landmark in the city is the "Unconditional Surrender" Kiss Statue. This piece of public art is designed after a famous photograph of an anonymous...

  • 25. Sarastoa Sight Seeing Tour

    Orange Line Tour of Sarasota. "Relax in the comfort of our air-conditioned bus and learn how Sarasota became the town it is today. See it's 1st brothel,...

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