Of course you’ll want to spend time on the beaches here. Sarasota has a lot to offer for all ages… Botanical gardens, shows, amusement parks, museums, you name it! And if you want to take about a 20 minute drive to the Venice beaches, you’ll be in the “shark tooth capital of the world”! What a great souvenir to find and take home.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is a 66-acre museum complex in Sarasota, Florida, featuring the State Art Museum of Florida, Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan mansion, and Bayfront Gardens. Plan your next visit!
There are 2 campuses for the beautiful Selby Botanical gardens, but the downtown campus features a children’s rainforest garden! Clicking the link below takes you directly to the children’s part of the website, but make sure to check out all they have to offer! They have all different types of exhibits, depending on the time of year.
Evie’s has multiple locations of restaurants, taverns, and Golf centers! Their location on Bee Ridge has mini golf, an arcade, ice cream parlor, wiffle ball, and a full menu at the tavern.
With the ongoing support of the City of Sarasota, the Ski-A-Rees have been able to present free weekly water ski shows that have become a Sarasota tradition for over 60 years. Ski-A-Rees water ski shows are free to the public and performed every Sunday at 2 p.m. near the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium on City Island.
Bleacher seats or bring your own lawn chair.
There is free parking and snacks and drinks are available for purchase.