Fall Festivities in Sarasota

With fall making it’s appearance, it’s time to start embracing the upcoming holiday season. With so many fun, family-friendly fall activities, it’s hard to know where to start! We gathered some of the best and most fall-inspired events in Sarasota to jumpstart the holidays! Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival When: Every weekend in October; 10AM-5PM Where: 7410… Read More

Best Coffee Shops in Sarasota

Looking for a morning or mid-day pick-me-up? Stop by some of Sarasota’s finest coffee shops and cafes and get that liquid fuel we all so desperately crave. Lelu Coffee Lounge Located in Siesta Key Village around the corner from The Inn, Lelu’s is a beach-themed coffee shop with a large variety of drinks and meal… Read More

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

While Sarasota is mostly known for our beautiful white sand, our restaurants are also out-of-this-world. Ranging from classic All-American to authentic Indian cuisine, here’s a list of the best spots to hit during your stay.  Sun Garden Cafe – Siesta Key The Sun Garden Cafe is the spot to go before a day at the… Read More

Downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market

Need something to do on a Saturday morning? Look no further. Downtown Sarasota’s Farmer’s Market is one of the most popular events for tourists and locals, as the amount of DELICIOUS fresh food, as well as produce and hand-made clothing never ceases to amaze.The market is very kid and dog friendly, so bring the whole… Read More

The Best Beaches in Sarasota County

While Siesta Key is the #1 beach in the U.S., Sarasota has many other beaches to offer that are also guaranteed to make your stay in Sarasota/Siesta Key a peaceful one.   Turtle Beach  8918 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242 Not far from Siesta Key Beach, Turtle Beach is a great place to go… Read More

Florida Fresh Produce

Florida is known for producing some of the world’s most flavorful oranges. It’s also is a state where a variety of farms grow a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. Here in Sarasota and the surrounding area, you can pick fresh fruits, choose many different vegetables or purchase Amish-made products. If you’d… Read More

Upcoming Events in Sarasota: April

April 2, 2018: Ringling by the Bay featuring live music and dancing.  Lisa Ridings Band.  Food and drinks available for purchase. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Admission: $5 – $15. Tickets may be purchased in the Visitors Pavilion on the day of the event. Limited seating available. Ringling Museum grounds, Bayshore Gardens. 5401 Bay Shore Road,… Read More

Florida Sea Turtles

 It’s almost sea turtle nesting season here on Siesta Key! Florida sea turtles nest every summer from early May through the end of October.  If your stay coincides with this season, then you have the opportunity to experience the nesting and/or hatching of sea turtles at one of our local beaches. Nesting When nesting, a turtle… Read More

Sarasota Greek Festival

Every year Sarasota hosts a festival celebrating Greek culture at St. Barbara Orthodox Church. The Sarasota Greek Festival will take place on February 8-11th 2018. This will be the 33rd annual St. Barbara Greek Festival or “Glendi”. The Greek Festival is a popular Sarasota event, attracting both visitors and residents each year. Food Explore the… Read More

Shopping in Sarasota

Vacation often means time spent relaxing, eating in restaurants and shopping. Sarasota has many shopping locations for you to visit during your stay. Vintage, art, gift shops, bookstores, commercial clothing stores and more.  There is something to suit everyone’s personal shopping taste. St. Armand’s Circle This attractive island circle of businesses is a must-see. Located on Lido… Read More