What To Do In Sarasota

Sarasota has amazing arts and attractions. We’ve complied this list of attractions and sites to help you plan your visit.

Ringling-museum Sarasota John & Mable Ringling Museum

5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota,FL 34243


The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the state art museum of Florida, located in Sarasota, Florida. It was established in 1927 as the legacy of Mable and John Ringling for the people of Florida.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Sarasota Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Hwy, Sarasota FL 34236

(941) 388-4441

Mote Marine Laboratory is an independent, not-for-profit marine research organization based on City Island in Sarasota, Florida. Founded in 1955 by Eugenie Clark in Placida, Florida, it was known as the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory until 1967.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Sarasota Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 366-5731

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytes, especially orchids and bromeliads, and their canopy ecosystems

Sarasota Jungle Gardens Sarasota Jungle Gardens

3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234

(941) 355-5305

Sarasota Jungle Gardens has been a tourist attraction in Sarasota, Florida in the United States since 1936. It offers ten acres, or four hectares, of botanical plantings along with bird and animal shows.

Siesta Beach Sarasota Siesta Beach

948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL 34242

(941) 861-5000

Siesta Beach is a beach located on Siesta Key, Florida, United States. The sand is 99% pure quartz, soft and cool on the feet

Sarasota Classic Car Museum Sarasota Classic Car Museum

5500 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

(941) 355-6228

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is located at 5500 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida. It houses about 100 vintage cars of all types in a 60,000-square-foot facility with constantly rotating collection

South Florida Museum Sarasota South Florida Museum

201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 746-4131

South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest mammals and marine species and the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archeological artifacts.

Lido Key Beach Sarasota Lido Key Beach

Lido Key is a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida in the United States. To its north is Longboat Key, to its east is Bird Key, and St. Armands Key and to its south is Siesta Key. It is part of the city of Sarasota

Van Wenzel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota Van Wenzel Performing Arts Hall

777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 953-3368

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is a theater in Sarasota, Florida. The 1,736 seat hall’s 1968-69 construction was partly funded by a bequest from local residents Lewis and Eugenia van Wezel.

Sarasota Opera House Sarasota Opera House

61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 328-1300

The Sarasota Opera House is an historic theatre, now opera house, located at 61 North Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, Florida. The vision of a local man and the first mayor of the town, A. B. Edwards.