The Best Of Sarasota: 6 Exquisite Waterside Dining Experiences

The Best Of Sarasota: 6 Exquisite Waterside Dining Experiences

 Whether your dream Sarasota vacation includes water activities, safari adventures, or relaxing by the waterside with a good book, you will want to make time to grab a bite at some of these six breathtaking waterside restaurants. If you want to make the most of your time in Sunny Sarasota, you’ve come to the right place! Below you will find Sarasota’s best waterfront restaurants; sit back, relax and enjoy Florida’s freshest bounties with serene saltwater on your horizon. Fin’s at Sharky’sTake a short trip to the south end of Venice Island, where you will find Fin’s at Sharky’s, the only local restaurant situated right on the Gulf of Mexico. Sip on a carefully crafted cocktail while drinking in the beauty of the Gulf. Famed for their Tuna Tacos and unbelievable view, Fin’s at Sharky’s will be a lunch or dinner treat to remember. Old Salty Dog - City IslandComplete your Sarasota adventures with a lunch break at Old Salty Dog. Their...
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Dive Into Sarasota’s Tastiest Seafood Spots

Dive Into Sarasota’s Tastiest Seafood Spots

Dive Into Sarasota’s Tastiest Seafood Spots By Hannah M.  Are you planning your Sarasota vacation and on the search for the best seafood spots? Southwest Florida has the freshest fish on the Gulf of Mexico! Take a look below at some of Sarasota’s favorite fish restaurants.  Walt’s Fish Market, Restaurant & Tiki Bar4144 S. Tamiami Trail, SarasotaOriginally started as a fish market by the Wallin family, this restaurant took off in the 40’s when Tom Wallin began to cook up the catch of the day for local fishers. Since then, they have relocated and refreshed their entire business to include a full bar and a variety of fresh fish, including a rotating catch of the day. The grouper sandwich is a local favorite and said to be the best in the area!  Crab & Fin 420 St. Armands Circle, SarasotaA fundamental pitstop on St. Armand’s Circle for over four decades, Crab & Fin is known for the freshest fish in...
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Exploring Sarasota’s Burgeoning Rosemary District

Exploring Sarasota’s Burgeoning Rosemary District

Exploring Sarasota’s Burgeoning Rosemary District Take a day trip just north of downtown Sarasota to the Rosemary district, where you will find the peak of Sarasota’s culture. This vibrant coastal corner is Sarasota’s center of modern culture, local art and tasty cuisine! Sarasota Modern If you’re looking for the perfect quaint hideaway, Sarasota Modern is in the center of the Rosemary District and focuses on lavish living. This elegant hotel promises a relaxing stay to look forward to at the end of the day. The Yoga ShackWhat better way to start the day than by greeting the sunrise with a salutation? The Yoga Shack starts it’s schedule early, with a variety of classes to suit all levels of yogis. Lolita TartineAfter your refreshing yoga session, take a short walk over to Lolita Tartine, a tasty, traditional French breakfast spot. Start off with something sweet, like their mouthwatering chocolate croissant or a crepe while you sip on your cafe au lait. For those...
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Top Ten Ways To Have Fun In Sunny Sarasota

Top Ten Ways To Have Fun In Sunny Sarasota

 Are you looking for the most exciting adventures and activities to occupy your time on your Sarasota vacation? Here is a list of Sarasota’s best places to have the most fun on limited time! Red Bug Slough Preserve Explore Florida’s natural habitats at Red Bug Slough Preserve. The plethora of trails to choose from, ranging from short trips to long adventures, are perfect for a limited schedule!O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & GrillCheck out the local’s favorite spot, O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill for an evening of live music in the tropics. If your schedule allows it, enjoy a cocktail from the bar after riding a paddle boat on Sarasota Bay.Spa at The Ritz-CarltonWhether you are in Sarasota for business or pleasure, some pampering at The Ritz-Carlton is a must! Treat yourself to a 45-minute thermal detox or an 80-minute massage. Red Barn Flea MarketDive into Red Barn’s bottomless treasures and hunt for souvenirs! Venice BeachMiles of glistening sandy beaches, layered with black...
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The Complete Sarasota Road Trip Checklist

The Complete Sarasota Road Trip Checklist

The Complete Sarasota Road Trip ChecklistBy Hannah M. You’ve booked accommodations, you’ve planned out the perfect vacation itinerary, and you’re almost ready to hit the road to Sunny Sarasota! See below for your complete road trip checklist to make sure you don’t miss a thing. 1. Bring The Party Bus In For A Check Up! To ensure you don’t hit any unforeseen mechanical bumps on the road, bring your car in for a tune up before leaving. If your car has recently been serviced, be sure to still fill up fluids and check tire pressures for a smooth trip. 2. Don't Forget Your PaperworkDon’t forget to bring any necessary paperwork you may need for the trip, such as hotel reservations and insurance information.3. Emergency And First Aid KitHaving an emergency kit on hand is a must for any road trip! See here for some ideas of what to include in your emergency road trip kit. You will also want to ensure that...
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7 Group Tours To Further Your Sunny Sarasota Explorations

7 Group Tours To Further Your Sunny Sarasota Explorations

7 Group Tours To Further Your Sunny Sarasota ExplorationsLearn all about Sarasota’s rich history, taste the local brews and fully experience all of the breathtaking sights Sunny Sarasota has to offer with these 7 group tours! Discover SarasotaDiscover all of Sarasota’s most intriguing stories and folklore aboard Discover Sarasota’s trolley tour. With multiple tours to choose from exploring every corner of Sarasota, you are in for an unforgettable adventure. “Love Stories of Sarasota” is a local favorite, with complimentary beer and wine offered prior to boarding. The sweet peak of this tour is certainly the stop at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, a chocoholic’s dream! Sarasota Suncoast Another tour that delves into the rich history of Sarasota, Sarasota Suncoast Tour is a creative’s ideal exploration. The “Gods, Goddesses, & Myths” tour is a wonderful way to learn about Sarasota’s folklore while viewing the local art.Key CulinaryKey Culinary, run by the same management as Sarasota Suncoast Tours, gives a savory perspective of Sarasota’s tastiest spots....
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Spring Events In Sunny Sarasota

If you’ve been looking for the perfect spring adventure to explore Florida, Sarasota is full of fun to be had! Take a look at the exciting events below on sunny Sarasota’s schedule this spring. Sarasota Garden Club Experience Sarasota’s Spring season with all of it’s fantastic florals at Sarasota’s Garden Club. With a private garden tours following a Wedding Flower Show at the end of the month, Sarasota’s Garden Club offers a relaxing day venture for all. Featuring a breathtaking display of native and tropical plants on over an acre of beautifully maintained grounds, this spring paradise is an adventure you don’t want to miss. Jewish Film Festival Travel the world on your vacation to Sarasota this Spring at the Jewish Film Festival. Sarasota’s 10th annual Jewish Film Festival is held all throughout march, featuring many different films from all around the globe! Ringling Underground Running throughout March and April in the Ringling Museum Courtyard, Ringling Underground offers an serene evening under the stars,...
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Family-Friendly Adventures to Complete Your 2019 Vacation Checklist: Part 2

Family-Friendly Adventures to Complete Your 2019 Vacation Checklist: Part 2

Family-Friendly Adventures to Complete Your 2019 Vacation Checklist: Part 2By Hannah M. Have you been searching for the perfect family adventure that everyone can enjoy? Southwest Florida has boundless fun that will thrill the whole family! 10 Ways to Have Fun with The Whole Family This Year:1. Historic Spanish Point This charming waterfront oasis is rich in heritage and charisma - the perfect enchanting exploit to add to your vacation itinerary! Historic Spanish Point is also home to one of the largest gardens in Florida, The Butterfly Garden. With Spanish Point being an important environmental area due to its location on Little Sarasota Bay, there’s no shortage of enticing floral to be found here!2. Kayak Adventure Time One of the best ways to explore Florida is on the water! Sarasota has endless water activities, but the one of most exhilarating and breathtaking adventure to be had is on Phillippi Creek, cruising through the scenery by kayak. Take a well-earned break midway through...
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Family-Friendly Adventures to Complete Your 2019 Vacation Checklist: Part 1

Family-Friendly Adventures to Complete Your 2019 Vacation Checklist: Part 1

Family-Friendly Adventures to Complete Your 2019 Vacation Checklist: Part 1By Hannah M. Are you looking for an adventure to intrigue the entire family on vacation this year? Southwest Florida has endless fun in store for all! 10 Ways to Have Fun with The Whole Family This Year:Explore Beyond Florida One of the most refreshing and fun ways to spend your summer this year is exploring one of the many novel parks in Southwest Florida. From rainforests, circus events, and train rides, there’s endless fun to be had!  Smuggler’s CoveGet ready for the perfect putt putt adventure! Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Golf courses offer plenty of exciting ventures for the family. Lay the course through caves, pirate ships, and waterfalls. End the day in a unique way and feed the live alligators at Smuggler’s Cove Alligator exhibit. Ellenton Ice and Sports ComplexLooking for a break from fun in the sun? Southwest Florida has an array of adventures beyond the beautiful beaches. Ellenton...
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Festive Florida Events: A New Year’s Eve to Remember!

Festive Florida Events: A New Year’s Eve to Remember!

Festive Florida Events: A New Year's Eve to Remember!By Hannah M. New Year’s Eve Events in Sarasota and BradentonAre you looking for festive, fun ways to celebrate The New Year? Check out these coastal celebrations in Sarasota and Bradenton! Fireworks Cruises and DisplaysOne of the many exciting ways to ring in The New Year on the West Florida Coast is by watching the dazzling firework displays. There are many options to experience the extravagant exhibits, including from the water! It’s the perfect time of year to board a New Year’s Eve firework cruise; the pleasant tropical climate paired with dazzling lights against the Florida night sky will bring an unforgettable evening. Marina Jack Dinner and Dancing CruiseOne of the top dining destinations in West Florida, this celebration cruise promises an exquisite evening of entertainment. Included in your ticket will be live music, dancing, a delicious buffet, and a champagne toast to finish the night under the fireworks. Don’t forget to call...
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