Just minutes away from Siesta Key is the city of Sarasota, a cultural magnet with a circus legacy that offers an array of activities, including the Ringling Museum of Art, Selby Gardens, art galleries, antiques, theater, the symphony, ballet and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Towles Court Artists Colony and more.
It’s a haven for artists, writers and composers and a mix of old and new, from tricycles peddled by members of the Amish community to the latest Segway® two-wheel human transporters.
For kids of all ages there’s G Wiz, the hands-on science museum and Jungle Gardens, one of Florida’s traditional attractions that features flamingoes, parrots and interactive educational shows. Enjoy sunset cruises, miniature golf, the canopy walk at Myakka River State Park and historic Spanish Point.
Boating, fishing, tennis and golf are among our most popular pastimes. From classic Old Florida to modern championship venues, our area is home to more than 40 golf courses of varying difficulty that are open to the public.
In Florida’s endless summer, we really know how to play.