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Sarasota Vacation

What are the best places to visit in Sarasota?

It's enjoyable to just stroll around the streets in a new destination, but sometimes it's wise to have a plan in place. Grab your travel schedule — we have loads of cool ideas for your upcoming Sarasota vacation.

You'll find yourself surrounded by significant sights, including the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. If you want to get the most out of your stay, also stop by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Mote Marine Aquarium.

Would you like to cry, laugh and gasp out loud all in one night? Attend a performance at Sarasota Opera House and immerse yourself in the breathtaking music and intense story lines. There's an excellent range of things to do in this destination. Theater can challenge our views and asks us to aspire to greater things. Get tickets to a production at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and open your mind to another way of thinking. Still have time on your hands? Put on your finest khakis and pick up your luckiest clubs. If you're eager to get outside for a day out on the green, lock in a tee time at Rolling Green Golf Club.

What are the most popular activities for a Sarasota vacation?

Vacations are about doing things you take pleasure in as well as things you've never attempted before. Ready to try your hand at some awesome new experiences?

Make the most of your time in Sarasota by checking out a few of its activities. Start off with a Sarasota Inshore Fishing Trip or an Operation City Quest of Sarasota, FL.

If you want to view the full range of activities, jump onto our Sarasota things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Sarasota?

Expect a large variety of accommodations when you travel to Sarasota. With no less than 70 properties available, it won't be too difficult getting a cozy place to sleep for your next cheap vacation or luxury getaway.

If you enjoy partaking in the high life every so often, why not spend a bit extra and pamper yourself at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota (1111 Ritz Carlton Dr) or The Resort at Longboat Key Club (220 Sands Point Road)? Would you rather lower-priced accommodations? Check out the Siesta Beach Resorts And Suites (5311 Ocean Blvd) and the Captiva Beach Resort (6772 Sara Sea Circle).

Is there an airport in Sarasota?

Nearly ready for your trip to Sarasota? Wondering where you'll be flying into? Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is your closest option. Once you've disembarked and departed from the arrival gate, you'll be 4 miles from all the downtown action.



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Best Lodging Options Near Sarasota

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The Westin Sarasota CA $116
Reviewed on Jun. 5, 2020
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The Westin Sarasota

The Westin Sarasota

100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota, FL
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Excellent place to go!! Beautiful view!! The food is excellent, a lot of restaurants around the area.

    Zota Beach Resort CA $224
    Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2020
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    Zota Beach Resort

    Zota Beach Resort

    4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Spectacular place. Definitely will be back. So peaceful

      Tropical Beach Resorts CA $172
      Reviewed on Jun. 2, 2020
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      Tropical Beach Resorts

      Tropical Beach Resorts

      6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
         
        4.6 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Overall it was really nice, had some issue with the room but manager resolved the issue, would recommend and come again... It's best for kids... Room's are small...

        Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach CA $160
        Reviewed on Jun. 1, 2020
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        Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

        Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

        1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
           
          3.7 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This property exists for its proximity to the beach. It's not very well kept-up -- the room was kinda dirty, there were mealy sort of bugs in the bathroom, the in-room air vents looked pretty disgusting -- but the staff was great, the grounds were kept very clean, the pool was crystal clear. I'd ...

          Hyatt Regency Sarasota CA $187
          Reviewed on Jun. 2, 2020
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          Hyatt Regency Sarasota

          Hyatt Regency Sarasota

          1000 Blvd Of The Arts, Sarasota, FL
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Hotel was clean and minutes from.yhe beach. Pool was very pretty

            Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota CA $215
            Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020
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            Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota

            Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota

            233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The front desk staff were friendly and accommodating. We were offered a room upgrade. Due to restrictions at the time the restaurant was only open for breakfast.

              Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL CA $213
              Reviewed on Jun. 1, 2020
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              Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL

              Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL

              202 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
                 
                4.3 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Loved it! I will plan to stay at this hotel again.

                Lido Beach Resort CA $257
                Reviewed on Jun. 1, 2020
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                Lido Beach Resort

                Lido Beach Resort

                700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Beautiful as always! My 5th stay at Lido Beach Resort! Excellent staff!

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