Sarasota and the surrounding areas offer countless activities and things to do for all ages and categories. You just moved to your new home in beautiful, sunny Florida, so now what?
Discover Sarasota: The ultimate to-do list!
Dated: August 9 2023
Sarasota and the surrounding areas offer countless activities and things to do for all ages and categories.
You just moved to your new home in beautiful, sunny Florida, so now what? Are you looking for some exciting new things to do and see? The Sarasota area has countless activities for all types of enjoyment. Here is a list of the 5 top attractions in the Sarasota area:
1. The Beaches
Of course, Florida is widely known for its white sand beaches and clear, blue waters. The Sarasota area offers a variety of famous, stunning beaches you will never get tired of visiting. Siesta Key Beach, Coquina Beach (Anna Maria Island), Lido Beach, Longboat Key, Nokomis Beach, and Venice Beach are some of the most popular ones to visit. Relax, tan, swim, and enjoy your time visiting the beautiful beaches of Sarasota and surrounding areas!
2. St. Armands Circle
Located close to downtown Sarasota, you can find St. Armands Circle. Popular with the locals, you can enjoy a nice meal from one of the many restaurants, shop in local boutiques, and even enjoy live music and events. Whether coming straight from a local beach or dressed ready for a nice dinner, this place has something for everyone! St. Armands Circle is a great place to spend an evening with family and friends.
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3. University Town Center
A destination for shopping and restaurants, University Town Center (UTC) has it all! The UTC shopping mall has a wide range of shops from clothing to kitchen and home design. UTC also has many shops located outside of the mall for all daily necessities, such as Target and Ulta Beauty. On the other hand, enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants found in the area, from casual eateries to upscale restaurants. UTC has all of the shopping and dining options you need!
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4. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
A short drive away from downtown Sarasota, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a great escape for those who appreciate nature. Abundant with flowers, plants, and greenery, the gardens will leave you in awe with its exquisite diversity from around the world. Walk on the paths, sit down on one of the many benches, and take in nature!
5. The Ringling
The Estate of John and Mable Ringling is a great way to spend the day. Look at the premier art collections in the art museum, or even discover the circus museum and its treasures. The beautiful architecture of the Ca’ d’Zan will leave you speechless as you approach the mansion. The estate also features the Bayfront Gardens which are bountiful with roses from Mable’s Rose Garden and other greenery. The Ringling has endless sights and history to learn and fill your day!
After moving to Sarasota, you will find out that there are so many things to do and see. Once you are settled into your new home, go out and explore. This list is only the beginning, as Sarasota will never leave you bored!
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