We get it, geography isn't everyone's strong point. If you're not sure where Sarasota lies on a map, it's a good idea to brush up on its location before you rush off!
The capital of Florida, Tallahassee, is located 240 miles (386 kilometers) northwest. Additionally, you'll find Warm Mineral Springs 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast of Sarasota.
At the most recent count, the population of this area of Southwest Coast Florida was 52,000.
After a long day of seeing the sights, there's nothing better than returning to a luxurious room. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota (1111 Ritz Carlton Dr) and The Resort at Longboat Key Club (220 Sands Point Road) are the top upmarket accommodations to consider here. On the other hand, you wouldn't go on vacation to stay in your room all week. If you're searching for a more economical option, try the Siesta Beach Resorts And Suites (5311 Ocean Blvd) or the Captiva Beach Resort (6772 Sara Sea Circle).
You don't need to understand what banda, baritone or bass mean to savor an evening at the opera. Get spruced up and be entertained by electrifying performances and compelling drama at Sarasota Opera House. Seeking some more options? Theater can challenge our world views and asks us to aspire to bigger and better things. Sit down for a show at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and open your mind to another way of thinking. And that's not all. Venturing out on the fairways is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and have a blast. Test your skills with a friendly round at Rolling Green Golf Club.