10 Things to See and Do in Sarasota

10 Things to See and Do in Sarasota

Sarasota is an eclectic city, with a strong urban vibe promising a memorable time. Even the name “Sarasota” has a likable ring to it. The blues of the ocean from the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay contrast with sugar white sand of Longboat, Lido, and Siesta beaches. Look more closely, and the ambiance is felt by jungle-like landscapes and flowers blooming all year. Dig deep into Sarasota’s roots and discover a city rich in history of circuses in the Ring of Fame, and the mansion of circus legend John Ringling. Sarasota is full of activities for all types, and there are a lot of choices everywhere you turn to indulge a passion or hobby; or just pass time. This delicious city has some of the finest music venues, educational opportunities, trendy cafes, water sports, and unique museums around.  We’ve pulled 10 awesome ways to indulge the senses while in Sarasota to help kick-start your vacation dreams:

10. Siesta Key Village

Siesta beach has been voted one of the best beaches to sink your toes into. Maybe it is due to the fine, white sand that some say is so soft to walk on, that it’s almost flour-like. The beach sand even remains cool on the hottest days, as it’s actually 99 percent pure quartz. Located across the bay from the mainland, is a little lively beach town known as Siesta Key Village. It sits right on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and tempts you to join in on all the entertaining possibilities this place has to offer. This popular beach town hangout attracts all kinds of people from around the world. The village has over one hundred specialty shops, many sporting the usual touristy kind of stuff. After shopping, sit outside in one of the many beachside cafes, or party till dawn in the various bars. Siesta Key is host to many festivals and even a drum circle an hour before sunset. This locale is ideal for an ice cream cone and a stroll on the beach. Parking can be difficult, so plan ahead of time to get there early, or hop on a bus instead. Siesta Beach is the perfect vacation destination for beach lovers.

Siesta Key
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