Ed Smith Stadium
Gulfcoast Wonder and Imagination Zone
Mote Marine Laboratory
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Museum of Cars and Music
The Parker Manatee Aquarium
Sarasota Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Sarasota Polo Club
Sarasota Red Sox
South Florida Museum
Historic Spanish Point
Historic Spanish Point, overlooking Sarasota Bay, provides a window into 5,000 years of human history, nature trails and formal gardens.
Myakka River State Park
Myakka River State Park is Florida's largest natural park, offering canoeing, fishing, camping, an airboat cruise, a canopy walk and biking among a diversity of bird and wildlife.
Oscar Scherer State Park
Oscar Scherer State Park is one of the best places to see Florida scrub-jays, a threatened species found only in Florida. Hike, or bike through 15 miles of nature trails, kayak or canoe along South Creek, a black water stream that flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing is available along the creek or the shores of Lake Osprey. The park has picnic areas; pavilions, full-facility campsites and a youth/group campground.
Casey Key Beaches
Nokomis Beach is located on Casey Key directly west of the Albee Road Bridge.
North Jetty Park
A marvelous surfing location on the southern tip of Casey Key. Popular for fishing, you can watch the boats pass through from the Intracoastal on their way to the Gulf.
Siesta Key Beach
Voted as One of “America’s Best Beaches;” this is one of the best in the world. Ranked as the “Third Best Walking Beach in the USA,” by USA Today International Edition; and “The Best of the Best Sand,” by Conde Nast Traveler.
Located at the southern end of Siesta Key, less populated and a great shelling beach.
South of Siesta Key's Public Beach, it stretches for about one and a half miles toward Point of Rocks a favorite of scuba divers.
Palmer Point Beach
Begins at the southern tip of Siesta Key and continues onto the north end of Casey Key.
You'll find 14-acres of gorgeous beach on Manasota Key, with picnic tables, boardwalks and bath facilities.
Blind Pass Beach
A great swimming & fishing location, with over 60-acres of nature trails and a dock area for boaters on the Intra Coastal Waterway.
Offers a recreation area, boardwalk, numerous amenities, nearby shops and restaurants, with something for all ages.
Stump Pass Beach
Just south of Englewood Beach, Stump Pass Beach is an angler's favorite
Stretching over 35-miles, these Gulf of Mexico beaches have received critical acclaim for their magnificent sand and amazing sunsets.
On Lido Key, just southwest of St. Armand's Circle.
North Lido Beach
Very private with easy access.
South Lido Park
Bordered by four bodies of water, Lido Park is on the southern tip of Lido Key and offers skyline view of Downtown Sarasota.
Longboat Key Beach
Manicured Longboat Key offers a beach the runs the entire stretch of the barrier island.
MANATEE COUNTY BEACHES
Coquina Beach - frequently voted one of the best beaches in USA