Attractions


Big Cat Habitat

Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota
3.2 miles | bigcathabitat.org
We are a non-profit, 501c3 dedicated to providing a safe, permanent home to exotic and domestic animals in need

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
6.4 miles | selby.org
Showcase for thousands of tropical plants, plus a conservatory & garden museum, in a historic space.

Nathan Benderson Park

Nathan Benderson Park
1.5 miles | nathanbendersonpark.org
600-acre park that incorporates a 400-acre artificial lake in Sarasota, Florida, USA

Sarasota National Cemetery

Sarasota National Cemetery
9.9 miles | cem.va.gov
Sarasota National Cemetery was established in 2007 to serve as a resting place for the country’s veterans.

Smuggler's Cove Mini Golf

Smuggler's Cove Mini Golf
8.6 miles | smugglersgolf.com
Mini-golf course featuring waterfalls, caves & live alligators that visitors can feed.

Ringling Museum

Ringling Museum
9.3 miles | ringling.org
The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens
8.3 miles | sarasotajunglegardens.com
A wide variety of birds and animals – many of them rescued – includes Florida’s noted pink flamingos, parrots, crocodiles, lemurs, snakes and more. All nestled within 10 acres.

Save Our Seabirds

Save Our Seabirds
9.2 miles | saveourseabirds.org
We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured wild birds while educating our community about preventing injuries.

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

Sarasota Classic Car Museum
9.2 miles | sarasotacarmuseum.org
Recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the U.S. Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are in our exhibits.

Livingston's Amusement Center

Livingston's Amusement Center
6.9 miles | livingstonsamusements.com
A 50,000-sq.-ft. amusement center with go-karts, billiards & more plus a full bar with pub grub.

Marina Jack's

Marina Jack
6.6 miles | marinajacks.com
Escape aboard the Marina Jack II! Join us for a relaxing sightseeing lunch or sunset dinner cruise through the inter-coastal waters and the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy delicious dining.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
9.8 miles | mote.org
A 501(c)3 nonprofit aquarium with a stingray touch tank & shark tank plus manatees in the nearby mammal center.

Beaches


Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach
12.8 miles | visitsarasota.com
Pure white soft sand this is the best beach in Sarasota. Voted number one by Dr Beach! It's loved by tourists and locals alike!

Lido Key Beach

Lido Key Beach
9.2 miles | lidokey.net
Lido Beach has nice white sand and lots of shorebirds, it's more relaxed and less crowded. The south end has a nice park great for cookouts!

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach
13.6 miles | mustdo.com
Turtle Beach, on the south end of Siesta Key where the sand is more coarse and shades darker is less busier then Siesta Key Beach. Kayakers will enjoy exploring the nearby lagoon.

Nokomis Beach

Nokomis Beach
16 miles | visitsarasota.com
Sarasota County's oldest public beach is great for long walks, picnics, sunbathing, shark's teeth collecting on this family-friendly beach. Dolphins are often spotted here!

Anna Maria Beach

Anna Maria Beach
30.9 miles | visitflorida.com
Laid-back and natural, there's a 7-mile strip of white sand beaches. Beautifully bright painted cottages and gulf carts on the road makes it feel like your in another world

Coquina Beach

Coquina Beach
20.5 miles | mymanatee.com
A beautiful wide beach with fine white sand similiar to Siesta Key. It is one of the more picturesque of our beaches

Manatee Public Beach

Manatee Public Beach
27 miles | mymanatee.org
If you’re hoping to get out in the sun with some of the best ocean scenery and clear turquoise waters this is your place!

Beer Can Island

Beer Can Island
20 miles | floridatrippers.com
This popular white sand beach was formed by tidal currents, beautiful drift wood on the beach, a prime spot for hammocks!

Venice Beach

Venice Beach
19 miles |visitflorida.com
Known as the "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World" shift through the sand for shark's teeth or relax and soak up the sun's warm rays!

Caspersen Beach

Caspersen Beach
22 miles | visitsarasota.com
Caspersen Beach is in a secluded area and its natural, unspoiled beauty has been left largely untouched. A great place to hunt for those sharks teeth!

Stump Pass State Park Beach

Stump Pass Stsate Park Beach
33 miles | stateparks.com
Off the beaten path, this beach is great for family time. The long wide strand of sand provides plenty of space for you to stake out your own place on the Gulf shore

Fort Desoto State Park

Fort Desoto State Park
46 miles | Fort Desoto Beach
3 beautiful beaches, old fort ruins, a fishing pier, bike trails, and lots of trees to hang your hammocks. Choose your adventure!

Performing Arts


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
6.6 miles | vanwezel.org
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is an architectural landmark and popular venue for comedy, dance, music, and theater performances.

Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Opera House
6.1 miles | sarasotaopera.org
Housed in an ornate circa-1926 theater, this facility mounts familiar & unusual opera productions. See website for schedule.

Westcoast Black Theater

Westcoast Black Theater

6.1 miles | westcoastblacktheatre.org
The Westcoast Black Theater produces shows that promote and celebrate the African-American experience, and support African-American artists.


Restaurants


Geckos Grill

Geckos Grill
0.4 miles | geckosgrill.com
Great Food and Great Fun! Lunch, Dinner, Late Night * It’s All Good! American Pub Food with a Gourmet Twist.

Ginza

Ginza
0.9 miles | ginzasarasota.net
Ginza...Endless Asia Cuisine & Sushi Bar.

Kasey's Seafood House

Kasey's Seafood House
1.6 miles | kaceysseafood.com
Airy, informal eatery offering low-key seafood dishes, plus classic comfort food like ribs & tacos.

Rodizio Grill

Rodizio Grill
0.6 miles | rodiziogrill.com
Airy, informal eatery offering low-key seafood dishes, plus classic comfort food like ribs & tacos.

J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe

J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe
0.9 miles | packinghousecafe.com
Quirky local haunt supplying American tavern grub & Cuban options, plus live music on a small stage.

Boca Kitchen Bar and Market

Boca Kitchen Bar and Market
5.9 miles | bocakbm.com
Fresh chef inspired dishes. Farm to table fare. Salads, flatbreads, fresh fish; organic and wholesome ingredients.

Owens Fish Camp

Owens Fish Camp
6.2 miles | owensfishcamp.com
Bustling locale serves up imaginative takes on seafood dishes amid eclectic decor.

Columbia Restaurant

Columbia Restaurant - St Armands
8.7 miles | columbiarestaurant.com
The oldest restaurant in Florida, owned by the same family since we opened in 1905

JPAN Sushi

JPAN Sushi
4.2 miles | jpanrestaurant.com
Blowing the sushi game out of the water with fresh ingredients and raw, culinary artistry.

The Parrot Patio Bar & Grill

The Parrot Patio Bar & Grill
5 miles | theparrots.com
The Parrot is a popular sports bar so bring your friends & watch your favorite team! Indulge on delicious appetizers, crisp, fresh salads, healthy, hearty meals or a cocktail

Walt's Fish Market and Restaurant

Walt's Fish Market and Restaurant
8 miles | waltsfishmarketrestaurant.com
Longtime seafood spot in an industrial space with mounted fish & an outdoor bar.

Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village

Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village
4.1 miles | yodersrestaurant.com
Amish homemade comfort food served in an atmosphere of smiles. Yoder's is known for their award winning pies, you won't regret the stop!

Shopping


UTC Mall

UTC Mall
4 miles | mallatutc.com
World-class fashion and dining destination that features approximately 880,000 square feet of retail space with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and more than 100 stores

St. Armand's Circle

St. Armands Key Circle
8.5 miles | starmandscircleassoc.com
St. Armands Key Circle is an island shopping center separated from the mainland by Sarasota Bay. This enchanting circle of fine shops and restaurants is set in a tropical

Ellenton Premium Outlets

Ellenton Premium Outlets
16.3 miles | premiumoutlets.com
Ellenton Premium Outlets is home to 130 designer and name brand outlet stores for the whole family. Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25% to 65%

Wine & Beer


Fiorelli Winery

Fiorelli Winery
22.1 miles | fiorelliwinery.com
Fiorelli Winery is a family-owned business located just south of Lake Manatee in eastern Manatee County. Tours of the winery an vineyard are offered on the weekends.

Big Top Brewing Company

Big Top Brewing Company
1.3 miles | bigtopbrewing.com
Sarasota Brewing Company artistically crafts world class beers, inspired by our passion, integrity, and the history of our home town.

Sarasota Brewing Company

Sarasota Brewing Company
10 miles | sarasotabrewing.com
Sarasota's micro-brewery is also one of Florida's best! Over 20 seasonal beers that rotate throughout the year

Magnum Wine & Tasting

Magnum Wine & Tasting
7.2 miles | magnumwinesrq.com
Sarasota’s only boutique wine bar & shop.

Calusa Brewing

Calusa Brewing
7.4 miles | calusabrewing.com
Deliberately fermented warehouse ales in Sarasota, Florida

Siesta Key Rum

Siesta Key Rum
8.2 miles | siestakeyrum.com
Florida's oldest craft rum distillery! Siesta Key Rum is a premium rum crafted in small batches, using the finest ingredients.

Golf


Pope Golf

1.9 miles | popehoa.com/golf
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Our courses are a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play.

Bobby Jones Golf Course

Bobby Jones Golf Course in Sarasota
3.9 miles | bobbyjonesgolfclub.com
Sarasota’s only municipal golf facility with 45 holes of great golf fun and challenges.

Tatum Ridge Golf Links

Tatum Ridge Golf Links
3 miles | tatumridgegolflinks.com
Welcome to Tatum Ridge Golf Links, Sarasota’s Fun Course to Play! A Scottish-style links course with preserved wetlands and 11 lakes in a natural setting.

The Meadows Country Club

The Meadows Country Club
4.1 miles | meadowscc.org
The Meadows Country Club is a premiere facility in Sarasota with 3 golf courses, championship quality tennis facilities and top-notch dining.

The Palms Golf Club

The Palms Golf Club
4.5 miles | palmsatforestlakes.com
Sarasota’s choice for fun and challenging golf on manicured conditions minutes from downtown. We pride ourselves on 3-hour rounds & friendly staff.

The Highland's Golf Course

The Highland's Golf Course
4 miles | thehighlandsgolfcourse.com
The Highlands is a semi-private championship 18-hole par 72 golf course with mature oaks and lush surroundings that provide playable and strategic shot making.

The Groves Golf Course

The Groves Golf Course
4.3 miles | grovesgolf.com
The Groves: Is a challenging Arthur Hills designed Executive 18-hole par 63 golf course that provides a unique level of challenging golf.

Village Green Golf Club

Village Green Golf Club
5.5 miles | villagegreengolfclub.com
Our 18-hole, par 58 layout keeps golf fun for everyone, from the novice to the veteran player. Built on an orange grove in the 1960s

Bent Tree Country Club

Bent Tree Country Club
6.1 miles | benttreecc.net
Tree-lined fairways of towering mature oaks, expansive meticulously kept greens, and miles of lakes and streams create a unique and tranquil setting for first-class, championship

Misty Creek Country Club

Misty Creek Country Club
7 miles | mistycreek.net
There is only one golf course in all of Southwest Florida that is set in a wildlife preserve with resident bald eagles.

Legacy Golf Club

Legacy Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch
6.5 miles | legacygolfclub.com
Legacy Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch is the premier golf facility on the west coast of Florida with two distinct Clubhouses, 54 holes of golf, a 20 court tennis facility.

University Park Country Club

University Park Country Club
7.5 miles | universitypark-fl.com
At University Park Country Club in Sarasota, FL, members & guests enjoy 27 holes of 4-star Golf, Tennis & Dining and an exceptional venue for Weddings!!

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