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Sarasota

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

Where to Book

  • Family enjoying their beach holiday - Visit Sarasota County

  • Blind Pass Park Beach - Eddie Kirsch/Visit Sarasota County

  • Ringling Ca' d'Zan Mansion - Visit Sarasota County

  • Sand sculpture artist in Siesta Key - Eddie Kirsch/Visit Sarasota County

  • Canoeing in Sarasota - Visit Sarasota County

  • Iconic street art - Adam Cellini/Visit Sarasota County

  • Kissing Statue - Adam Cellini/Visit Sarasota County

  • Ringling Art Gallery - Visit Sarasota County

  • Chalk Festival - Visit Sarasota County

  • Women's Exhibit, Selby Botanical Gardens - Adam Cellini/Visit Sarasota County

  • Sarasota Art Museum - Adam Cellini/Visit Sarasota County

  • Siesta Key Beach - Adam Cellini/Visit Sarasota County

  • Ringling Courtyard - Visit Sarasota County

  • Sarasota Opera in 2020, La Boheme - Rod Millington/Visit Sarasota County

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 22℃
  • 23℃
  • 25℃
  • 28℃
  • 30℃
  • 32℃
  • 32℃
  • 32℃
  • 32℃
  • 29℃
  • 26℃
  • 23℃
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • 10
  • 12
  • 13
  • 10
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

RAINFALL

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

The weather makes Sarasota a great winter sun destination with warm weather during the day and very little rainfall. The sea temperature is cooler during winter.

February

Nice and warm with very little rain at all. Sea temperature is perhaps cooler still, but the kids won't mind one bit.

March

A prime time to visit as the weather is near-perfect for those who don't like the higher summer temperatures. The evenings are warming up now too. It can be busier in March.

April

The very best time to visit as the weather is perfect for the beach, but will be more pricey. Book early to save money.

May

Perhaps the very best time to visit as the weather is perfect.

June

Nice and hot during the month, but it is officially rainy season. A little rain does serve as a nice break from the warmth. Prices are pretty low at this time of year though.

July

Nice and hot during the month, but it is officially rainy season. A little rain does serve as a nice break from the warmth. The days are longest in July between sunrise and sunset. Prices are pretty low at this time of year though.

August

Nice and hot during the month, but it is officially rainy season - and August is considered the wettest month. A little rain does serve as a nice break from the warmth. Prices are pretty low at this time of year though.

September

Nice and hot during the month, but it is sill officially rainy season and September is humid too. Prices will be cheaper though.

October

The rainy season comes to an end usually around the middle of October. A good month to travel as cheaper and less busy.

November

An excellent month to travel as the rainy season comes to an end. A super time to arrive for a winter holiday.

December

The sea temperature is cooler, and the evenings may feel chillier, but the weather is absolutely perfect during the daytime.

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