Sarasota is no stranger to retail therapy. Shop, stroll and eat your way through the historic districts and shopping malls that make up Sarasota. Pick up anything from spicy chocolate, vintage clothing and beautifully handcrafted artwork.
The only thing that rivals the variety of beaches are the dining destinations. So, you can go from a day in the sun to a classic seafood spot or a farmer’s market. Thirsty? Sit down in one of the many cozy coffee shops. If you’re looking for something more sophisticated, you can enjoy a wine bar or inventive, nouvelle cuisine. No matter what you crave, your taste will be rewarded while dining, and your spirit rejuvenated in the sun, water and sand.
Nights in Sarasota mean live music, breathtaking sunsets, and art exhibits - all in a night’s work. From film festivals to live comedy shows, there’s more to Sarasota than just the beach.
Arts and Culture
University Town Center will hit the spot and satisfy the ardent shopper. Discovering Sarasota Art Legacy may become your personal retreat. The Ringling Museum with its extensive art and circus collections and Florida studio Theater with musical performances and fast-changing contemporary repertory will give you an opportunity to choose what your heart desires. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will leave you breathless with its exquisite and memorable shows, original ballets, awards-winning musicians and artists. It is always a pleasure to experience Asolo Theater.
With the access to waters, you will be able to absorb the beauty of Sarasota Bay that cannot be captured by camera, you may enjoywater cruises, boating, fishing and kayaking. If you are adventurous explore the underwater stunning science with snorkeling.
Sarasota is notorious for an exciting downtown scene, picturesque beaches, an eclectic art district, and luxurious living. Step into the vibrant city scene with a variety of restaurants and shopping, get inspired by art or take in a show at one of the nearby venues. Get in touch with nature at one of Sarasota’s many parks, beaches or make a splash with water sports like paddleboarding, kayaking or even indulge in a tranquil yacht cruise. So, whether you’re stepping out in flip flops and shorts, or ready to hit the town in your finest – the life you’ve always dreamt of awaits.