Things To Do
Nathan Benderson Park Featured
Nathan Benderson Park is open to the public and offers year-round recreational opportunities for all ages. Challenge your stamina with a walk, jog, or ride on our neatly manicured trails. Take to the water with a canoe, rowboat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy an afternoon picnic with a picturesque backdrop of pristine natural beauty. Or become a spectator to a thrilling international championship event.
Peace River Airboat Tours Featured
Cannons Marina Featured
Southwest Florida's largest natural and cultural history museum. Find living history at the Parker Manatee Aquarium, home of Snooty, the oldest living manatee born and nurtured in a man-made, protected environment. The Bishop Planetarium presents astronomy and space science programs.
Siesta Sports Rentals Featured
Something for everyone: a large selection of Trek bikes including beach cruisers, hybrids and road bikes, plus kayak tours and rentals with the best prices around. Motor scooters, scootercars, beach wheelchairs, four-seat surreys, strollers, paddleboards, baby equipment and more. Free delivery and pickup on most items. Located 500 yards after the Stickney Point light.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens Featured
Bird and reptile shows daily, plus the Kiddie Jungle, Flamingo Cafe and beautiful grounds featuring flamingos and other Florida wildlife. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Myakka Wildlife Tours Featured
One-hour narrated tour aboard the "world's largest airboat," to see gators in the wild. Land tour is a one-hour tram tour through Myakka State Park. Learn about flora and fauna. Tram runs Dec. 16 through May 31.
Mote Marine Aquarium Featured
A shark habitat with manatee, dolphin and sea turtle exhibits, extensive live sealife displays, stingray touch pool, high-tech cinema, interactive Sharktracker exhibit and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Mixon Fruit Farms, Inc. Featured
Fresh-picked citrus in all popular varieties for traveling, home use or for shipping to your family and friends. Grove tours, tastings and a stellar gift shop. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed Sunday.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Featured
Explore the world's most spectacular display of rare orchids and bromeliads in this 8.5-acre tropical oasis on the shores of Sarasota Bay. Discover an open-air and under-glass museum of more than 20,000 colorful plants - including a living collection of more than 6,000 orchids - many gathered firsthand in the wild by the Gardens' research and conservation scientists on international scientific expeditions. Also home to the historic Selby estate, as well as an array of frequent special events.
Island Scooter Rentals Featured
Whether you're looking for an exciting sightseeing adventure around Anna Maria Island or a laid-back island cruise, Island Scooter Rentals provides scooters for one or two, Phat Cycles, custom stand-up paddleboards, single, double or triple kayaks, wheeled beach totes, umbrellas and more. Located at the Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort.
Historic Spanish Point Featured
A fascinating 30-acre site overlooking Little Sarasota Bay. This site preserves and interprets 5,000 years of Sarasota County history. Dogs are welcome. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m..
University Park Country Club Featured
$10 OFF 18 HOLE OPEN RATE
Siesta Key Bike & Kayak Featured
Tours for the whole family, plus kid-friendly "beach and baby" rentals like bike baby seats and kiddie carts. Also offers kayaks, scooters, scooter cars and more. Now also offering brand-new, state-of-the-art motorized bikes. Free pickup and delivery.
Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Featured
The perfect getaway along Florida's Suncoast with three locations: Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Sarasota at Marina Jack. Offering two- and three-hour dolphin watches, and half-day adventure sails to remote locations, including lunch, swimming, shelling, snorkeling and kayaking. Nightly sunset sails. Sailing every day.
Island Style Watersports Featured
Career watersports professionals offering PASA-certified kitesurfing lessons, mangrove tunnel kayak tours, guaranteed up-and-sailing windsurfing lessons, and free stand-up paddleboard demonstrations. Open seven days a week.
The Happy Paddler Featured
Rooted in a passion for the environment, the Happy Paddler offers nature tours - including full-moon and sunset paddles - plus private expeditions, paddle lessons, naturalist courses, kayak and paddleboard rentals and more. Owned and operated by a native Sarasotan.
H2O Watersportz Featured
Boat rentals, charters and tours, with a variety of watercraft to choose from, including Yamaha deluxe jet skis, pontoon party barges and CraigCat motorized two-person catamarans.
The Ringling Museum of Art Featured
The internationally recognized John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art features European (especially Baroque), American and Asian art. Ca d'Zan is the Ringlings' magnificent bayfront 32-room Venetian-Gothic mansion. The Circus Museum includes the world's largest miniature circus. The 18th-century Historic Asolo Theater offers a diverse roster of performances.