A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

Attractions Archives

Here are the Best Longboat Key Boat Rentals

Sarasota, Florida, is an outdoor lover’s dream. Our gorgeous year-round weather means that you can enjoy some fun in the sun no matter when you stay! If you’re looking for a day out on the water, consider these Longboat Key boat… Read More

Things to Do on Lido Key

Fun in the sun is the name of the game on the beautiful shores of Lido Key. Longboat Key’s neighboring island may be smaller, but it packs in plenty of activities and events. Whether you want to dine at one of… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Sue

Dinner restaurant: Columbia Restaurant. The best Cuban food in town. Breakfast spot: Sage Biscuit Cafe in Bradenton. On-the-waterfront dining:  Anna Maria’s Waterfront Restaurant and Craft Bar.  Ask about their daily specials; they’re sometimes unique but always delicious. Seafood restaurant:… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Dallas

Dinner restaurant: So many great places in Sarasota. My home for 31 years has been Anna Maria, so if you want to think outside the box, try The Feast. It’s in a small shopping center on Anna Maria, and it’s AH-Mazing!! Make… Read More

How To Do The John & Mable Ringling 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