Sarasota’s Top 6 Winter Adventures

Sarasota’s Top 6 Winter Adventures

Are you planning your winter getaway to Sarasota? The Gulf Coast is full of year-round fun for all! Keep reading for Sarasota’s top 5 winter adventures.  Poinsettia Parade  Dec. 7  Take in the holiday festivities at North Port, where they hold their annual Poinsettia Parade. Featuring vendors, live performances, a tree-lighting ceremony and much more, you don’t want to miss this annual event! This year marks North Port’s 60th Anniversary, so there will be special events all evening long.  Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts Dec. 7-8  If you’re looking for the ideal artistic hideout, then head over to Lido Beach! Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts is full of local artists’ handiwork, taking place in a gorgeous setting. Find your perfect souvenir while browsing Florida’s stunning art culture at this unique festival! Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k Dec. 7 Are you looking for a way to keep your energy up throughout the holidays? Enjoy a festive, fun run with the entire family this year! Including a holiday-themed course,...
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5 Ways to Explore Sarasota This Winter

5 Ways to Explore Sarasota This Winter

Are you planning your winter getaway to Sarasota? The Gulf Coast is full of year-round fun for all! Keep reading for Sarasota’s top 5 winter adventures.  Englewood Pioneer Days Festival Oct. 12 – Nov 3 This historic festival will be one for the books! Englewood Pioneer Days takes place in Florida’s secret slice of paradise, Englewood. This festival is a celebration of Englewood’s history and has endless events full of fun for the whole family. Featuring car shows, historic tours, boat races, food trucks, and much more! Sarasota Country Music Festival Nov. 1-3 Are you a lover of country and southern comfort? Sarasota Country Music Festival is the place for you! Featuring a variety of genres, including Bluegrass, Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues, this festival is truly a unique experience. Peruse the various creative booths available while enjoying some delicious BBQ at this authentic Southern event! Sarasota Medieval Fair Nov. 9-Dec. 1  Sarasota Medieval Fair promises a day full of entertainment for all. View the armored knights wielding their lances...
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Explore Sarasota’s Eat Local Week

Explore Sarasota’s Eat Local Week

October 17th - November 2nd Eat Local Week is a special event featuring the best of Sarasota’s farm fresh food, complete with tastings, tours, and much more!  The History Behind Eat Local Week Transition Sarasota’s goal is to “create food and economic security by supporting local, sustainable sources.” - which they achieve through many ways, including Eat Local Week. This year marks the 9th annual event, themed “Exploring Food Waste”. They aim to provide a different perspective on eating consciously, and do so in a fresh and delicious way!  Don’t miss these exciting attractions: Ortygia Restaurant  Ortygia Restaurant, famed for ‘Zero Waste’ dinner, makes their return with more delectable treats in store. Make sure to register early for this one-of-a-kind experience! Newtown Farmer’s Market  Newtown Farmer’s Market is a highlight of Eat Local Week, hosting the popular Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest. Featuring a variety of seasoned professional and local chefs, you don’t want to miss this unique extravaganza! Green Path Veteran’s Farm Green Path Veteran’s Farm returns with their yearly...
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Seashell Season in Sarasota: Part 2

Seashell Season in Sarasota: Part 2

There’s no end of amazing discoveries to be made in Sunny Sarasota! Are you looking for some of the best shelling spots in Sarasota? Keep reading to find your unique vacation souvenir!  Shelling Advice Tidal Deposits It’s no secret that Sarasota’s barrier islands have the best shells! A tip from shell experts: follow the tides. The best time to search for shells is an hour before and after low tide. Separating each island, you will find waterways that hold the best shell hauls! Each incoming tide brings fresh treasures to find.  Beat the crowds The further away from the crowds you get, the better your shelling prospects! It’s much easier to find a prime shell selection away from the busy areas of the beach. Sandbars Are you on the search for the famed sand dollar? Find a sandbar! Sandbars are known for having fresh shell deposits, full of sand dollars. Sand Dollar Island, found between Siesta and Lido Keys, promises fresh, breathtaking treasures every evening! Don’t forget! The...
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Sarasota Memories: How to Take The Perfect Family Portrait

Sarasota Memories: How to Take The Perfect Family Portrait

Sarasota Memories: How to Take The Perfect Family PortraitIf you’ve been searching for tips on how to get the perfect family picture without a professional, look no further! See below for some photography tips to help you get that album-worthy family photo. Timing is Key!Finding the right timing for your family photo is the key for getting the best shot. Sarasota beaches have some of the most pristine sunsets in Florida; but that’s not when you want to take your family portrait. The best time to shoot? The “golden hour” is what you want to aim for; about 45 minutes after sunrise or prior to sunset. There is a very slim window of time when the light will be ideal, so be ready! Location, location, location!Location is another key factor you will want to include in your family photo. A unique location in your background that has a special memory associated with it can make the entire shot! Not sure where to...
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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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