Sarasota, Florida Guide

Vacation and Hotel Information on Florida's Gulf Coast
click for slide showSarasota, Florida has been drawing vacation travelers for decades. Sarasota is now listed as the Happiest Place to live. Something people in Sarasota always knew but it's now confirmed by a survey by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®. Find your perfect vacation on the beaches of Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Lido Key through our web site. Find information on Sarasota beaches, hotels, attractions, restaurants and more with and our network of affiliated web sites.

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click for slide showThe Sarasota area has a long history as the winter training home of many Major League Baseball teams. Now the Baltimore Orioles hold their annual Spring Training here on the Suncoast at Ed Smith Stadium. The Pittsburg Pirates are just up the road in Bradenton.

click for slide show#1Siesta Key Beach, already known for the whitest and finest sand in the world, has been selected by numerous publications and organizations as either the number one beach in the United States or #1 beach in the world.

Sarasota, Florida offers an opera, a professional orchestra, professional theater, classical, jazz, blues, country and rock concerts, the State Museum of Florida, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, a circus museum, more art galleries than you can count, antique shops and hundreds of restaurants and bars to choose from. Sarasota, FL is your best choice for your winter getaway from the cold weather. And now, thanks to the awards our beaches have won, Sarasota is a popular summer vacation spot, too!

Sarasota is also home to a number of very popular annual events that draw visitors from across the country. Among them are the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix (Suncoast Offshore) boat races (July 4th weekend), Thunder by the Bay motorcycle festival (January), Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash (April).

Sarasota is home to dozens of golf courses. From a short 9 hole course to courses that have hosted PGA tour events, you can always get a tee time and never have a problem finding golfers to round out your foursome.

Hotels & Rentals

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From Siesta Key to Longboat Key, and mainland Sarasota we've got listings for dozens of hotels and condominium rentals.
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Sarasota community groups including links to places of worship, schools, charities, clubs & not-for-profit groups, government information including relocation information for those considering moving to Sarasota.

Find movie theaters and showtimes for theaters in Sarasota, Venice and Bradenton. Also links to reviews and online ticket services.

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Sarasota has also been rated as the number 1 small city for live music. Check our bars and restaurants that offer live entertainment.

Get information on dozens of area attractions. Sarasota is home to the John & Mable Ringling Museum, the State Museum of Florida. Fine Broadway quality theater can be found at the Van Wezel. From world class Opera to movie theaters to golf to professional baseball and nearby football, Sarasota has something for everyone! Our beaches are among the finest in the world and known as the whitest and finest sand beaches anywhere.
If you're a boater or enjoy fishing, there are dozens of places to spend time on the water.

Find a Sarasota restaurant by cuisine, restaurant name or street name. Reviews, maps, hours, cuisine are all available for hundreds of Sarasota restaurants.

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