Our autumn sunsets rival the most alluring colors of autumn leaves.  Walk barefoot on our beaches to thoroughly enjoy one of these farewell to summer sunsets. Then decide tomorrow’s adventure as you enjoy your evening culinary delight. This is Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast — where any season can be your favorite time to visit!

Top Activities

The Ringling Museum: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the state art museum of Florida, located in Sarasota, Florida. It was established in 1927 as the legacy of Mable and John Ringling for the people of Florida.

St. Armands Circle: A hub of elegant shopping and dining.

Mote Marine Aquarium: Sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, sea horses, touch pools and interactive theatres showcasing Mote Marine Laboratory’s renowned research.

Mall at UTC: This world-class fashion and dining destination features Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and more than 125 stores and restaurants.

Myakka River State Park is one of Florida’s oldest and largest state parks popular for hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife observation.

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

ANY Sarasota County Beach – Enjoy the sunset! Will you see the Green Flash? Drum Circle at Sunset is popular at several beaches on varied days.

St. Armands Circle

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Paddleboarding, Kayaking or Canoeing

The Ringling

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

Historic Spanish Point

Selby Gardens

Der Dutchman Restaurant and Gift

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Myakka State Park

Local Transportation

Gulf Coast Destinations: Private, pre-arranged airport transportation for private individuals or corporate groups. To your home or to your hotel. Sedans to coaches.

SRQ Services: Premier Limousine, Transportation and Luxury Sedan Company, Destination Management and Event Planner, and Multimedia Production Company in Sarasota.

Sarasota Trolley, INC.: Sarasota Trolleys are all Ford and Chevy gasoline-powered Molly Corporation trolleys, the finest hand-made trolleys, manufactured by the Bradish family of Ogunquit, Maine since 1979.

Distance from Major Airports

  • SRQ- Sarasota Bradenton International Airport(to downtown) – 6 miles