A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

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How To Do The John & Mable Ringing Museum of Art

When circus maestro John Ringling settled in Sarasota with his wife, Mable, they decided they needed an art museum on the property to house their considerable collection. It took two years to build the Ringling Museum, which opened in 1927. Today, the museum’s… Read More

Sarasota History In 5 Easy Pieces

The Sarasota area’s unique journey from wild and untamed Gulf coast paradise to sophisticated, cultivated cultural mecca is a colorful one. To really understand its unconventional history, you simply have to experience it for yourself. In the meantime, our handy cheat-sheet to… Read More

Spotlight On Spring Training

The Sarasota area has long played host to Major League Baseball during pre-season training, ever since circus impresario John Ringling enticed the New York Giants to practice here in 1924. A long line of teams followed, including the Boston Red Sox, Los… Read More

Get Your Golf Game On

Golf isn’t just a pastime in Longboat Key and Sarasota, it’s a way of life. For most visitors and residents here, leisure activities are at the top of a long list of area attributes, and among those, golf is a top… Read More

Longboat Key Cultural Calendar Highlights For 2018

They don’t call it the Cultural Coast for nothing. The Sarasota and Longboat Key area come alive in spring, with a variety of performances, shows and exhibits planned for 2018. A sneak peak at what’s on offer reveals an exciting and… Read More