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

Enjoying the Outdoors

If you’re the outdoorsy type, Sarasota has some great places for you to discover. There are plenty of places for you to enjoy the beauty of Florida’s nature during your vacation. If you enjoy seeing wildlife in its natural habitat and like to hike, walk, jog or bicycle in the great outdoors, you’ll enjoy visiting… Read More

Activities for Kids This Summer

If you’re on vacation with your kids, chances are you’re looking for a variety of activities for them to do. Here is a list of ideas for both outdoor and indoor summer activities in Sarasota: Stardust Skate Center This indoor roller skating rink includes lights, music, skating, contests and prizes. Stardust offers many different skating… Read More