There are plenty of reasons why visitors and new residents flock to Sarasota. Maybe it’s the aqua-colored oceans or the white beaches that beckon people to stay a little longer, soaking up the sun, gazing at wildlife, and splashing along the shore. Or, maybe it’s the growing, elegant food landscape that always satisfies our appetites. Perhaps it’s the abundance of history and learning that can happen at one of many museums and nature preserves that attracts families, history buffs, and nature lovers to Sarasota.
Whatever it is, there’s plenty of options for tourists and residents alike, including these fun options.
For The Beach Lover
There are many ways to enjoy beachfront views of lakes, rivers, and the ocean in Sarasota. Choose from traditional beaches or nature preserves to cater your experience to what you want to see most! You could catch the sight of a few turtles and their hatchlings along Longboat Key. Meanwhile, Siesta Key is a popular spot for families and those looking for a night out, while Manasota Key is the best spot for hikers and explorers.
For the Avid Golfer
Golfing options are just as great in Sarasota as they are across Florida. Check out The Meadows Country Club or The Founders Golf Club for unique courses that challenge both veteran and new players. Plus, you won’t find better views on the course than right here in Sarasota!
For the Foodie
The best part about living in Florida is the convergence of numerous cultures and access to fresh, whole ingredients. What’s created is a food landscape unlike any other in the continental U.S.
Sarasota’s restaurants are no different. For luxury dining, look no further than Selva or Antonine’s Restaurant. Your go-to family place has to be Lucky Pelican, or you could stop by Owen’s Fish Camp to embrace the weird in your dining experience. Leaf and Lentil has the vegan options covered, Connors Steak and Seafood has a little something for everyone, and Walt’s Fish Market and Restaurant is an experience all on its own. We hope you’re hungry!
For The Family
There’s always fun to be had in Sarasota, especially when the kids want to play. Our two favorite ways to do just that involve our local wildlife! Dive deep into marine research and science behind our oceans at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. (Be sure to say hi to the sharks for us!) After you have seen the wildlife that help local scientists, check out more animals in the wild with Adventure Kayak Outfitters. It’s the go-to place to rent kayaks to see the natural beauty of Sarasota!
Sarasota is For Everyone!
You’re going to be hard-pressed not to find something you love about Sarasota. The best part is there is so much more to this community than what we have listed here! Be sure to check out the many businesses and attractions that make up this great region, and when you need a trusted pest control expert to help you protect your Sarasota home, call our team.