Sarasota Florida is a popular vacation destination in the United States.  Whether you are a local or traveling from out of state; here are some of the “Things to Do In Sarasota” while visiting this sunny paradise

Bird lover/watcher? Take a trip to Save Our Seabirds, Save our Seabirds, great local organization whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured birds, releasing as many as possible, while educating our community about avoiding injuries and preserving habitats. Learn more about this amazing facility here: SAVE OUR SEABIRDS | A tour with the CEO – upcoming annual fundraiser | Sarasota, Florida!

Located next to Mote Marine Aquarium at 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota we were able to learn more about some of their resident birds and the work they do in our area. They are open 365 Days a year from 10:00am to 4:00pm and I highly recommend you stop by, bring the kids/family and leave a donation to help out this great local cause!

Are you a golf lover? Sarasota is a great destination for those who love to golf.  Start out getting the latest and greatest apparel and gear at the PGA Superstore in Sarasota, take the family for some mini golf, or explore one of the numerous courses in the area.  Check out this great video with more info!

How about a visit to Benderson Park; a 600-acre community park featuring world class rowing amenities, as well as trails, lakes and more. You can even rent a kayak, paddle board or pontoon paddle boat!

Next, a quick trip to the John Ringling Museum and Estate. Tour the circus or art museum or meander around the stunning Ca’ d’Zan; John Ringling’s Florida Winter estate. Admission is free on Mondays, as well!

Maybe there is a car aficionado in the family? A trip to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum is one not to miss. The second oldest car museum in the nation is home to 75 cars and was recently featured on The History Channel!

If you are wanting to spend the day outside, Marie Selby Gardens is a great way to spend a few hours. This 15-acre botanical garden is located directly on the Sarasota Bayfront and is one of the top rated attractions in Sarasota!

Check out this helpful video with some of the best places to stay in Sarasota: Vacation or Staycation in Sarasota? Check out these hotels! featuring The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Lido Beach Resort, The Ritz Carlton, The Westin Sarasota

Once you have made it to beach paradise, everyone always wants to know where to eat.  And when your on vacation or staycation, a chain the same old chain restaurants just wont do! Luckily Sarasota has a wide variety of restaurant and dining options.

From fine dining to casual here is a short list of a few of my favorites:  Check out this video Top Sarasota Restaurant Recommendations featuring Owens Fish Camp, Selva Grill, Mediterraneo, Columbia Restaurant on St. Armands

Check back with us soon, as we continue to add to the list of Things To Do In Sarasota.  Coming soon: healthy lifestyle, marinas, amusement parks/kid friendly location, nature preserves and MORE!