Things to do in Sarasota

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Sarasota the ancient yet modern city located on the central western coast of Florida- if full of possible tourist attractions and activities for people of almost any different type of lifestyle. From adventure sports to luxurious golf courses, from romantic trip to escorted tours, Sarasota is a great place to visit with the wide variety of available activities there.

If there is something Sarasota has to offer is beaches. There are more than 150 parks and recreational sites encompassing 4,000-plus acres, miles of beaches, and unique environmental resources throughout Sarasota County and the municipalities of North Port, Sarasota, Venice and the Town of Longboat Key. All offer many choices for leisure activities as well as good accommodations such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, pubs and the like.

You also have a large number of choices when you look for spectator or participant sports, boating and other water activities, restaurant styles, museums, state parks, or fresh citrus. Tampa and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Florida Aquarium, Dali Museum and other attractions are only an hour north of Sarasota. Disney World’s many attractions, near Orlando, are only 125 miles away, about a 2.5 hour drive.

Whether your taste in art leans more toward circus posters, Rubens and Poussin, seashell creations or sand sculptures the Ringling School of Art students is a must. If you enjoy theatre you may visit the Foreign Film Festival, the Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Island Players, Lemon Bay Playhouse, or Theatre Works.

If music is your thing, you could begin with the Florida West Coast Symphony, Key Chorale, Gloria Musicae, the Jazz Club of Sarasota, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Sarasota Blues Society, Sarasota Opera Association, or the Sarasota Concert Band.

As you may see, Sarasota offers a great deal of activities for all ages and likings. Just check with your local travel agency and be ready for an experience of a lifetime.