Kayaking & Canoeing
Sarasota offers a wide selection of kayaking and canoeing options all along their beautiful coast from watching dolphins to watching manatees to kayaking and canoeing for an adventure.
Siesta Key is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. It’s known for its sandy beaches. Siesta Beach, near the shops and cafes of Siesta Key Village, has shallow waters, a playground and tennis courts. Crescent Beach offers access to Point of Rocks, limestone outcroppings that surround tidal pools and coral reefs. To the south, Turtle Beach has boat ramps and picnic areas.
The Ringling, the State Art Museum of Florida, is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. Its story begins nearly a century ago, with the circus impresario and his beloved wife’s shared love for Sarasota, Italy, and art.
The Mall At University Town Center
The Mall at University Town Center, referred to as ‘The Mall at UTC’, is a shopping mall located in Sarasota County, Florida just south of the Manatee County line near the community of Lakewood Ranch. It opened on October 16, 2014., and is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, and Dillard’s. Several large-scale retailers and major restaurants occupy space at the mall, chief among them Crate & Barrel, H&M, The Cheesecake Factory, Seasons 52, and The Capital Grille.
St. Armands Circle
Nestled between the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Armands is truly unique in concept, history and ambience. It’s easy to relax, unwind, and let your cares fade away.
Renowned as a continental marketplace, the Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present, with its lush tropical plants, courtyards and patios, antique statuary and contemporary architectural design. Whether shopping for trinkets and treasures, high fashion or home décor, gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts under the stars, you’ll find it all on the Circle.
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sarasota offers a wide variety of scuba and snorkeling options located along their beautiful coast.