From the indulgence of a powder white sand beach and the escape of a kayak cutting through tropical mangroves, to the power of awe-inspiring works of art, Sarasota County offers an experience for every taste, every age and every desire. Many visitors come to Sarasota County to enjoy the casual elegance of our thriving beach community. Others are drawn to Sarasota’s reputation as Florida’s Cultural Coast™ and revel in the abundant cultural amenities that rival the offerings of much larger metropolitan areas. Whether you crave sandy sunsets or rousing encores, you will find a wealth of both – merely minutes away from one another – in Sarasota County on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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The Circus Arts Conservatory
Florida Studio Theatre
The Sarasota Ballet
Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Orchestra
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary
Escape Countdown
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
The Ringling, the State Art Museum of Florida
Kayaking SRQ Tours and Rentals
LeBarge Tropical Cruises
Marina Jack II Cruises
Myakka Wildlife Tours
McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre and Humor Institute
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Historic Spanish Point
Venice Theatre


Siesta Beach
Longboat Key
Lido Key
Manasota Key