Florida
Sarasota
Recommended
Sarasota The Essential
Recommended
Lying on the Gulf Coast just south of Bradenton, Sarasota offers one of Florida's best-balanced menus of attractions including Florida's offical art museum, a host of cultural and sports activities, swanky shopping districts, varied restaurants and a 35-mile stretch of superb beach. There's a lively cultural scene here that includes theaters big and small plus a popular annual film festival. Springtime draws baseball fans to watch a handful of professional teams go through their spring training.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Sarasota
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Circus artifacts from the Ringling era,
2:00
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Occupying a nine-acre peninsula on the
1:00
Mote Marine Laboratory
Mote Marine Laboratory
Dolphins and sharks and manatees, oh my!
1:00
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
This intriguing attraction boasts a fun