Sarasota County is situated on Florida’s Gulf Coast, 60 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers, and it welcomes more than 2.7 million visitors annually. Within its 725 square miles, the county serves up a diverse menu of cultural and recreational activities and attractions, including award winning dining, world-class fine arts and performing arts, professional and amateur sports, and the area’s circus heritage. Vacationers can enjoy city life in downtown Sarasota, revisit old Florida in Englewood and Venice, enjoy some of the best beaches in the U.S. on Siesta Key and Longboat Key, or play in North Port’s many parks and waterways.
Sarasota County boasts all the natural beauty you could want for a relaxing getaway, while also offering plenty of excitement. Search for shark’s teeth, play a game of beach volleyball or camp at a state park. Paddle through mangrove tunnels to spot wildlife, or venture offshore on a boat charter to reel in a catch. Kids won’t realize they’re learning at local museums, gardens and historic sites – and they’ll be wowed by circus acts and inspired performances. This is the place where everyone from kids to grandparents can find fun to discover and explore together.