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

But first, if you are traveling from out of town, you need to know where to stay 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

The great thing about Sarasota is how many of the above restaurants are dog friendly!  Speaking of, here are some of the best places in Sarasota to take your furry friend, or learn more by checking out this video: Dog Friendly in Sarasota video featuring 17th Street Paw Park, Celery Fields, Hart’s Landing at Bayfront Park, Sarasota Farmers Market

Now, the fun can begin.  Sarasota is a large area, with lots to do: beaches, shopping, entertainment and recreational activities.

Let’s start with some areas to visit and see.  You can get a great feel for some of the area by checking out the videos below featuring Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, Florida:

Let’s Tour North Anna Maria Island!, South Anna Maria Island Hop!, Spend a Day on North Longboat Key

A vacation or staycation is not complete without a little retail therapy! Check out this video Money Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Here is where to shop in Sarasota featuring the Ellenton Premium Outlets, University Town Center Mall, Downtown Sarasota, and Crossings at Siesta Key

Sarasota is a tremendous city for the those with a love for performing arts.  From national broadway shows to local artists, there is always something for everyone.  Interested in seeing a show?  Here is a video featuring just a few of the numerous options in the area for live theater, music, comedy, etc: SHOWTIME! Where to See a Great Show in Sarasota!.  You can learn more, find schedules or get tickets at the links in the video!

Are you vacationing just to get some ME time or just wanna relax?  Perhaps a Spa Day is what you need!  Luckily, Sarasota has that covered too! Learn more about some of the great Sarasota area spas by watching this video: Need a ME Day? Check out these Sarasota Spas!! featuring The Met Spa on St. Armands Circle, L Spa, Unwind Massage and Wellness Studio, Relax Spa at UTC.

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