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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Sarasota’s Best Vegan Dining

Sarasota’s Best Vegan Dining

Sarasota’s Best Vegan DiningSarasota has endless adventures in store for all! Were you looking for vegan-friendly places to dine on your vacation? Complete your Sarasota itinerary at some of these fantastic vegan restaurants below!  Lemon Tree KitchenLocated in Downtown Sarasota, you will find Lemon Tree Kitchen, a spot where you can grab a delicious bite no matter your diet. Featuring many different small dishes, such as raw Pad Thai Spring Rolls, Vegan Tartare, and Wood-Grilled Cauliflower Steak, this little slice of heaven will leave you craving more! LilaLila’s motto is all about eating clean! Most of their menu items are vegan or vegetarian. They are so dedicated to their food, they’ve taken precautions to ensure any meals with animal products are made on a different surface than the vegan dishes. Be sure to check out their daily specials! ShoreStop by Shore for unforgettable food in a relaxing atmosphere. You can choose either indoor or outdoor dining for a full tropical experience. While they...
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Enjoy Sunny Sarasota’s Coastal Charm: Part 2

Enjoy Sunny Sarasota’s Coastal Charm: Part 2

Are you planning your Sarasota vacation and looking for the best places to have fun? Full of coastal charm and tropical attractions, no matter how you choose to spend your time, Sunny Sarasota has endless fun in store for all. Here Are Some Of Sunny Sarasota’s Best Local Attractions: Sporty Sarasota SpotsEd Smith StadiumKick back and relax with America’s pastime at a baseball outing. Sarasota spring training is in full swing and a hotspot of fun! Spend your holiday the all-American way while snacking on Dippin Dots and watching the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Smugglers Cove Adventure GolfFeed the baby alligators before your game at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf! Featuring a beautiful freshwater reptile habitat, you can head over to the course after feeding the gators. A full Floridian adventure with caves, waterfalls, pirate ships and more, this mini golf course is a family-friendly outing all will enjoy. TreeUmph! Adventure CourseGet ready for the ultimate adventure at TreeUmph!, a 14-acre...
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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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Center Your Chakras at These Serene Sarasota Yoga Spots: Part 1

Center Your Chakras at These Serene Sarasota Yoga Spots: Part 1By Hannah M. If you are a yogi yearning for a secret spot to practice your skills on your Sarasota getaway, Southwest Florida is full of quiet corners perfect for finding inner peace. Siesta KeyBreathe easy and take a sweet savasana on Siesta Key’s healing white sand beaches! Siesta Key’s allure doesn’t end at the sparkling white sands; the sand takes on this appearance due to the uncommon composition - it’s almost completely quartz crystal, and said to have healing properties. Siesta Key is a favorite sage spot for the quartz crystal sand, as quartz crystals are natural energy conductors and said to be one of the highest vibratory minerals on the planet. South Lido KeyIf Siesta Key isn’t your scene and you are searching for a more serene way to spend the day, the southern end of Lido Key is the perfect private paradise. Plan your practice on nature’s platform...
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Festive Florida Events: Part 2

Festive Florida Events: Part 2

Festive Florida Events: Part 2By Hannah M.There’s No End to The Coastal Christmas Fun in FloridaIf you’ve been looking for the perfect holiday retreat, Sarasota and Manatee are the places to be! There’s plenty of festive fun to be had on your Florida getaway; however you choose to celebrate this year, seeing these breathtaking displays will be unforgettable!Check out these dazzling holiday displays throughout Sarasota and Manatee!Light Displays Country ChristmasHunsader Farms5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton, Florida December 14th-16th, 21st-23rd 6-10 p.m.A treat for the whole family, this farm is a thrilling adventure waiting! Tickets purchased for this event includes all activities offered, such as hayrides, mini train rides, Christmas movies, photo shoots with Santa, a petting zoo and more. The excitement doesn’t end there; snacks, beverages, and pony rides are available for purchase to make a perfect end to your family day!Visit their website for admission prices and more!Lights in BloomMarie Selby Botanical Gardens900 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota, FLDecember 20th -...
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Sarasota’s Coffee Culture: A Java Dream!

Sarasota’s Coffee Culture: A Java Dream!

Sarasota's Coffee Culture: A Java Dream! By Hannah M.  Sarasota is a Destination Vacation for Coffee Connoisseurs!If you’re planning a beach vacation for the holidays, there are plenty of cozy corners to find the best cup of joe in Sarasota. Get ready for your dream java vacation with this coffee connoisseur’s guide to Sarasota!Craving a Caffeine Kick? Here are Sarasota’s favorite locations for roasted beans: Cafe Venice Restaurant and Wine BarThe perfect end to any evening, Cafe Venice is famed for their wine selection. After tasting their collection superb wine, don’t forget to finish the night with an aromatic Italian espresso and some dessert!Columbia Restaurant Try Columbia Restaurant for some fantastic local beans! Roasted in Tampa, Florida - their cafe con leche with one of their fresh baked treats is highly recommended. C’est La VieThe ideal artist’s getaway, C’est La Vie in downtown Sarasota offers a sidewalk view of Main Street with an array of authentic French sweets. Have a...
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Where to Eat, Shop & Play in Sarasota, FL

Where to Eat, Shop & Play in Sarasota, FL

Where to Eat, Shop & Play in Sarasota, FLJust a short drive away from Riviera Dunes Marina is Downtown Sarasota with many places to eat, shop and play! From galleries to Vietnamese cuisine, here’s a list of fabulous recommendations when you’re thinking about taking a day trip to Sarasota.Where to EatDowntown Sarasota offers a splendid variety of cuisine, from Vietnamese to seafood. Enjoy a mouthwatering seafood stew or more casual bites at Marina Jack. Accompanied by live music, it’s a fun place to spend some time even after dinner’s well over.Pho Cali Vietnamese Noodle House is perfect for chillier days when you want to be comforted by a bowl of one of their homemade, signature noodle soups. They also have authentic dishes including rice vermicelli bowls and boba tea for an after-meal treat.For Latino cuisine, you won’t want to miss Selva, a modern spot where you can lounge and enjoy exquisite tapas, a variety of ceviche and other sensational bites.Where...
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