Sarasota, Florida sits on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and is famous for its clean beaches, warm waters and its beautiful keys, low-lying spits of land that run in parallel with the coast. It’s also an art-centric town, popular with those who come to appreciate the performance arts of theatre and ballet and the many exhibition and events showing off amazing collections of paintings and sculptures.
What you’ll love most about Sarasota
- With a small beach resort town vibe, Sarasota boasts some fantastic beaches. The eight-mile island of Siesta Key is regarded as having the best beach in the US – Siesta Beach, thanks to its powdered-sugar-like sand made of 99 percent pure quartz. Longboat Key and Caspersen Beach are renowned for their plant and wildlife viewing
- Known as Florida’s Cultural Coast®, Sarasota is enriched by its arts offerings. The Ringling Museum of Art and Sarasota Art Museum are the best known of the city’s museums, while Marie Selby Botanical Gardens features some incredibly immersive artist exhibits in rare tropical plant form
- There are restaurants, bars and night-time entertainment venues aplenty in Sarasota. The beachside and rooftop bars are great for enjoying a sunset cocktail