Downtown Sarasota is known for its unique mix of culture, food, and coastal beaches. Visitors can soak up the sun and sand, eat at one of the city's many fine dining establishments, and catch a show or art exhibition—all in the span of just one day.
The Ringling family famously called Sarasota home, and have since left their unique mark on the area: a visit to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art or the Ca' d'Zan family mansion gives visitors a taste of the inspirations and aspirations of America's most famous circus family.
When it comes to performing arts, Sarasota also has many world-class offerings from the Sarasota Opera House to the West Coast Black Theater Troupe to the Sarasota Orchestra and the Saraota Ballet.
Beyond the arts, downtown Sarasota is quickly earning a reputation as a premier foodie town, with award-winning restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines.
At the end of the day, whether you are strolling Sarasota's quaint neighborhoods, indulging in the abundant shopping destinations, or exploring the vibrant night life, Sarasota has it all!