Sarasota Florida & her Island beaches feature in-town, downtown accommodations, lodging, hotels, motels, flats, suites, home rentals, condominiums and townhomes offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and trolley.

Sarasota Florida and her Islands on the Gulf of Mexico with waterfront hotels, motels, lodging, accommodations, vacation rentals, condominiums, home leasing, pet-friendly accommodations and townhome rentals offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and trolley.

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Museums      Performing Arts      Botanical

  Arts Festival
  Biking & Hiking
  Boats & Kayaks
  Botanical Gardens
  Chalk Festival
  Cheap Eats
  Circus / Animal Acts
  Cultural Events
  Dog Parks / Beaches
  Drum Circle
  Family Fun
  Film Festival
  Free, Cheap & Chic
  Off-Shore Racing
  Real Estate
  Relocate & Reinvent
  Sand Sculpting
  Snorkeling / Scuba
  Tennis Events
  Things To Do
Blessed with the world’s finest whitest beaches, Sarasota’s cosmopolitan appeal has garnered international recognition, as having an abundance of cultural achievement.

Once home to the Greatest Show on Earth, John Ringling became the catalyst for Sarasota’s notoriety as people from around the globe flocked to join his three ring show, back in 1927.

After traveling the world, John and his wife left the city a treasure-trove of art and architectural magnificence including their bay-front Venetian style home – the Ca d’ Zan and the internationally acclaimed Ringling Museum of Art. In addition to a massive collection of Rubens, the Museum recently unveiled a most important structural piece... "Skyspace" by artist James Turrell.

Every fall, the cultural season rekindles with the advent of Sarasota’s International Arts Festival. Under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov and New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Ringling Museum’s tranquil 66 acre waterfront comes alive with a full week of cutting-edge innovation… be it music, theatre, dance and the visual arts.

Also on the Ringling campus is the Asolo multi-theatre complex, home to one of the leading regional theatrical companies. The stages provide a season of classic and modern drama that include year round performances by the Florida State University’s graduate theatre program.

Interested in tomorrow’s virtuosos? Under the tutelage of renowned violinist, Itzhak Perlman, "Gifted" student musicians from around the world gather in Sarasota for a two week winter residency. It’s a "FREE Holiday Gift" to music lovers... for they are welcome to attend... all practices and performances... at the University of South Florida’s Sarasota/Manatee Campus.

Offering seven world class productions, The Sarasota Ballet of Florida performs from September through April while the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Opera present their Winter Opera Festival with four fully staged operas from February through March.

The downtown’s waterfront is the backdrop for Sarasota’s "Season of Sculpture" where global artists are reviewed and invited to join a select group each fall for a six month installation.

Sarasota’s Chalk Festival is the first in the U.S. attracting International street artists to dazzle the crowds with three dimensional illusions that pop from the pavement.

Beyond Sarasota’s rich culture there are over 10 area attractions, 1000 holes of golf, two state parks, superb fishing, boating, and a variety of nature outlets. Peak season begins in February and continues through Easter when reservations are absolutely necessary. The value season begins June through September.

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