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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Sarasota-Manatee’s Tastiest Taco Locations

Sarasota-Manatee’s Tastiest Taco Locations

Sarasota-Manatee’s Tastiest Taco Locations Let’s not burrito round the bush...Sarasota is the tastiest taco location in Florida! Keep reading for some of Southwest Florida’s most exclusive taco stops. Sarasota’s Best Taco First opened over a decade ago, Melange is a local favorite; their tiny tacos are a delicious start to your meal! Famed for the curry-braised rabbit tacos topped with a piece of mango, Melange is Sarasota’s ultimate taco spot!Best Shrimp TacoTacos - To Go’s specialty is the Honduran baleadas, a giant taco filled with spicy shrimp and layered with pico de gallo, guacamole and cheese. While their shrimp taco is the main attraction, the appetizing selection of Latin American specialties found at Tacos - To Go is unique to Sarasota.Wicked CantinaTacos are a go-to meal anytime of day! Wicked Cantina is locally famous for their savory breakfast tacos, served in flour tortillas and topped with cholula, with an array of fillings to choose, from chorizo, avocado, bacon, and more. Wicked...
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Sarasota: A Bookworm’s Paradise

Sarasota: A Bookworm’s Paradise What could be more relaxing than spending your vacation venturing into a world of your favorite literary characters? Grab a fresh coffee from one of the many local Sarasota roasters on your way to the book nooks below and get ready to read the day away!  The Ultimate Book Lover’s Adventure: A. Parker’s Book BazaarBeloved by Sarasota locals and a destination bookstore for readers, A. Parker’s Book Bazaar is an antique book utopia filled fascinating collectibles. The lifeline of this unique book lover paradise is the room behind the locked glass door, filled with collectibles and artifacts that the owner, Gary Hurst, sells to international collectors. The oldest book held there is an Italian artifact from 1604! The abundance of history and knowledge you can find here makes it one of the top places to visit on your reading journey. The towering bookshelves create a maze through vintage works of literature, inviting you on an adventure for...
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A Guide To Sarasota’s Tastiest Lunch Locations: Part 1

A Guide To Sarasota's Tastiest Lunch Locations: Part 1 What’s for lunch? Leave the decisions at home on your vacation and feast on one of the many favored Sarasota flavors below. With these top Sarasota lunch locations on the list, a dash of deliciousness is on the menu! LilaIf you’ve been searching for an exclusive vegan adventure for your palate, Lila is the place! Lila, meaning “fun, whimsical and creative”, is that and much more. A pioneer of Sarasota’s vegan restaurants, they offer many different vegan or vegetarian options, and use all locally-sourced organic ingredients. MADEFor a classic take on American comfort food, enjoy your lunch break in MADE’s cozy atmosphere. Taste Florida’s finest foods at this unique, old-timey restaurant, serving all fresh produce from local farmers. Be sure try their award-winning Duck Club with a side of spicy cheesy tots! Mediterraneo Famed for being the first authentic Italian style cuisine to Sarasota and rated as Best of the Best in Sarasota...
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Valentine’s Day In Sarasota: The Ideal Date Night!

Valentine’s Day In Sarasota: The Ideal Date Night!

Valentine’s Day In Sarasota: The Ideal Date Night!By Hannah M.Have you been searching for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day on your Sarasota vacation? There are so many enchanting events to explore throughout the evening; read below for some ideas to get your Valentine’s Day ventures started! H2O BistroH2O Bistro is one of the many restaurants in Sarasota that will be having Valentine’s Day specials. Seating from 4-10 on Valentine’s Day with a special price fixed menu, H20 Bistro is your go-to romantic date night. JDubs Brewing Company If you’re looking for a more laid-back Valentine’s Day date, head to JDubs Brewing Company for pleasant pairing of cheese, chocolate and beer. This intimate evening promises to be an appetizing affair!   Marina Jack Watch the sunset over the surf from Marina Jack II on their special Valentine’s Day sunset dinner cruise. Don’t forget to call (941) 365-4232 to reserve your spot on this romantic rendezvous for two. BocaEnjoy a picturesque picnic...
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