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Best Restaurants & Dining in Sarasota

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Sarasota has it and serves it! Elegant restaurants for fine dining, some great Italians, waterfront restaurants with spectacular views, romantic restaurants and places for the whole family.


Best Bars & Nightlife in Sarasota

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Sarasota has some major nightlife areas, were you can enjoy sunset drinks, a romantic date or spend all night partying or go barhopping, but always remember, party responsibly.


Best Activities & Attractions in Sarasota

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Sarasota is full of activities that are fun for adults or the whole family. We created some local expert tips for some must-see attractions and things to do, like Helicopter rides and kajaking.


Best Shopping & Boutiques in Sarasota

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Sarasota has cute and unique boutiques, a variety of gourmet shops, healthy lifestyle shops, jewelry stores, the famous St. Armand's Circle and some wine & cigar shops and much more.


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Fri, Dec 13

Holidays Around The Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Community Activities welcomes you to our annual holiday celebration of magical charm for all to enjoy. Bring in the holidays by watching Santa Claus' grand entrance in his beautiful ...

Holidays Around The Ranch

Fri, Dec 13

IMG Junior World Championships- Florida Challenge

The IMG Academy Junior World Championships Florida Challenge is a sister event to the world renowned IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines and a premier event on the IMG Junior ...

IMG Junior World Championships- Florida Challenge

Sat, Dec 14

A Night Before Christmas

Get ready for family fun at the annual Night Before Christmas event at GT Bray! Santa will be visiting the park to meet with all the children. The event will include face painting, bounce house, ...

A Night Before Christmas

Sat, Dec 14

Candy Cane Hunt

Santa's elves have hidden candy canes throughout the park and it's up to you to find them! Some will be hidden high and some hidden low. Prizes will be awarded to those who find the prize candy ...

Candy Cane Hunt

Sat, Dec 14 - Sat, Jan 4

Lights in Bloom

Selby Gardens lights up the holiday season for the 16th year with Lights in Bloom. More than two million lights will illuminate the Gardens. The tropical holiday paradise includes nightly visits from ...

Lights in Bloom

Sat, Dec 14

Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade 2019 Onboard Shellebrate!

5 9pm BE A PART OF THE BOAT PARADE! I'LL BE DECORATING & ENTERING SHELLEBRATE! Dress in Christmas attire and receive 10% off! Departure and arrival at Turtle Beach. Boat ride to the start of the ...

Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade 2019 Onboard Shellebrate!

Sun, Dec 15 - Sun, Mar 1

SRQ Sundays

Take the plunge and reboot every Sunday at our SRQ (Serenity_Relaxation_Quietude) Sundays! Complimentary Pool Access Rooftop Yoga (10 AM $15) Juice Bar/Smoothie Bar Pool Bar and Restaurant Poolside ...

SRQ Sundays

Mon, Dec 16

Cigar Dinner at The Capital Grille with Cynthia Fuente

Capital Grille, Sarasota, 180 University Town Center Drive 941 925 4747

Monday, December 16th, 6pm Enjoy an evening of fine cigars & food with the First Lady of the cigar industry. Cocktail reception with passed Hors d?oeuvres 3 course dinner with wine pairings 4 Fuente ...

Cigar Dinner at The Capital Grille with Cynthia Fuente
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10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Sarasota

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Happy Monday Everyone!

So I have spent all weekend planted in front of my computer trying to plan my upcoming trip to Europe. I will be exploring the Alps for 7 weeks and could not be more pumped!!! While I was picking out places to go I realized something, I do the majority of my planning through Pinterest. I mean I will literally spend hours scrolling through pictures, just searching for crazy views or unique spots! I actually plan my entire trips based on locations that I want to go to. But if you really think about, isn't that why we travel to certain places? If you go to Paris, you want to find the best view of the Eiffel Tower. Or when you go to Bora Bora, you'll want the perfect water bungalow. We are always searching for the picture perfect spots around the globe!

That's when it hit me… I know all of those spots right here in Sarasota, Florida! There are so many of you fellow travelers who will be heading down to the Sunshine State, especially now during the winter months where it's too cold to go outside up North. So I wanted to put together a quick list of some of my favorite spots all around the city. For exact locations and direction, just click the little location icon under the picture you like!

Here are the 10 Most Instagramable Spots in Sarasota:

1. Turtle Beach

If you want some gorgeous sunset pictures but you don't feel like dealing with the crowd, head down to the opposite end of Siesta Key to Turtle Beach!
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2. Ritz Carlton Beach Club

Nothing says instagramable more than this walkway to the Ritz Carlton Beach Club on Longboat Key. Who doesn't love an endless view of the ocean?
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3. Siesta Key Beachside Villas

This has always been one of my favorite spots because it is so tropical!
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4. Art Ovation Rooftop

This rooftop pool is one of my personal favorites! Between the clean white look and the perfect view of downtown, you're bound to take endless pictures here!
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5. Beer Can Island

This is a little local treasure. Not only is the beach always empty but if you wander through the mangroves and bushes you will come to a hidden oasis of old trees and branches all over the beach.
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6. Bird Key Point

On your way to Longboat Key, this little park is a must-see! With giant palm trees and a perfect view of downtown Sarasota, it is photo ready!
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7. Siesta Key Village

Located right between the restaurants The Cottage and The Hub, this cute blue wall is always a popular photo spot. Grab an ice cream cone from Big Olaf and walk right over.
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8. Downtown

If you drive through the little neighborhoods in Downtown Sarasota, you will see some of the most charming and unique houses. Sometimes I like to just grab my camera and walk around, you're bound to find the perfect picture spot here!
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9. Siesta Key Beachside Villas Hammock or Surfboard Shower

This adorable vacation rental is right on the beach next to the Siesta Key Village. It has the most amazing palm trees with a cute hammock for the perfect tropical vibe! Plus, the blue surfboard is everything you could ever dream of for an outdoor shower!
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10. Caspersen Beach

If you take an afternoon to drive down to Venice, you should absolutely stop by Caspersen Beach. If you walk down the beach for about 15 minutes you will come across these hanging palm trees that are bound to give your pictures that extra tropical feeling!
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