Whilst the beaches and waters are some of the best in the Gulf Coast, spending time in the city centre is definitely advised. Sarasota is blessed with stunning architecture and historic neighbourhoods including the Towels Court art district; epitomised by its colourfully painted wooden houses, art galleries, and quirky restaurants. If it’s shopping that you are seeking then stroll into Downtown Sarasota and browse the unique shops in Main Street. It’s also worth mentioning that the cuisine in this area is some of the best in all of the Gulf Coast.
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Families will have a ball here, and holidaymakers of all sorts are bound to have a good time what with an excellent array of fine dining options for foodies, and plenty of retail therapy for seasoned shoppers. There’s also a brilliant cultural scene here too, with local attractions including the Ringling Museum and the Venice Arts Centre.
You’ll find a unique character to each island. Want a slice of tranquil privacy? Then Casey Key is your best bet. Want to enjoy some golf or tennis in a high-end sports resort? Longboat Key has got you covered.
Each island is an intimate piece of paradise traversable within hours which is perfect for catching a glimpse of each in just one day if you wanted a crash course of the Sarasota Keys.
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If you want to enjoy a slice of ‘old-world’ Florida, then you should certainly consider a day trip to Sarasota’s Crowley Museum and Nature Center. This place gives you an insight into the life of American pioneers who settled in Florida, offering education on life back then and the chance to meet local wildlife, including farm pigs, deer, and cattle.
Here you can also get involved in an array of boardwalks, children and adult programmes, birding trails, and even some guided camping.
There’s a plentiful selection of courses around Sarasota offering something for players of all abilities, as well as providing picturesque backdrops for your session. If you want a big challenge for big rewards then Bent Tree Country Club, the home of the LPGA’s Sarasota Classic golf tournament, is great for putting even the most seasoned of players to the test. Or, try out Laurel Oak which features deep bunkers, generous fairways, and an excellent collection of risk-reward shots that’ll have you smiling for the rest of your holiday.
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