Excitement Abounds on the Cultural Coast

Named one of the “Happiest Cities in the U.S.” by U.S. News and World Report, Sarasota showcases the very best of Florida coastal living. While Sarasota Bay provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of city living, the downtown area remains the jewel of Florida’s Cultural Coast.

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The Sarasota Beach, FLorida

Where Nature
Has Space to Thrive

With several barrier islands and keys, Sarasota offers various award-winning beaches and lush parks. Numerous full-service marinas and yacht clubs along the bay provide access to docking and rentals, while botanical gardens and trails extend the natural landscape inland. Nature and art are often in harmony with each other, offering unique adventures for residents year-round.

A Hallmark of
Fine Art and Culture

A city of refined elegance, Sarasota places arts and culture at the forefront of its signature lifestyle. A newly reimagined Bay Park brings together the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Orchestra, Art Center Sarasota and more within easy reach amidst nature’s splendor. Nearby, the Ringling compound boasts Mediterranean architectural grandeur and is close to the Sarasota Ballet, the Gulf Coast’s premier professional ballet company.

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Dining Experiences

A bridge away from Golden Gate Point, St. Armands Circle boasts 140 upscale boutiques and dining options. For a singular experience, the downtown area offers diverse and inventive menus to please every mood and discerning palate. Sarasota’s annual calendar brims over with events like The Taste of Sarasota and Forks and Corks Festival, all drawing in waves of visitors with their enticing aromas.