Resources

Below you will find our list of resources ranging from fun things to do while in the Sarasota area to medical facilities and public services. Select a link to learn more. 

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Parks & Beaches
Golf
Theater & Arts
Hospitals & Medical Facilities
Utilities & Public Resources
Education

Places to Visit

Looking for something fun to do in the Sarasota area? Select a link below to learn more about some of the awesome places to visit around Sarasota.

Tourist Attraction in FloridaSarasota Visitors Center

Sarasota Yacht Club

Bradenton Yacht Club

Mote Marine Lab

The Circus Arts Conservatory

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Big Cat Habitat

Save our Sea Birds

Venice Area Audubon Society

Sarasota Audubon Society

LECOM Park

Ed Smith Stadium

Sarasota YMCA

Sarasota National Cemetery Administration 

Selby Library

Fruitville Library

Sarasota Polo

Bradenton Motor Sports Park

Desoto Speedway

Fiorelli Winery

Hunsader Farms

O’Briens Family Farm

Historic Bradenton Beach City Pier

Boat Lunches in Sarasota

Florida Maritime Museum 

Sarasota Car Museum

Venice Train Depot and Historical Society

Ideal Classic Cars Museum and Showroom

Venice Museum and Archives

Selby Botanical Gardens

Sarasota Children’s Garden

River Walk 

South Florida Museum

Red Barn Flea Market

Desoto Square Mall

Ellenton Premium Outlets

Bayshore Gardens Shopping Center

Sarasota Farmers Market

Bradenton’s Farmers Market

Philippi Farmhouse Market

St. Armand’s Circle

Sarasota Square Mall

Sarasota Southgate Mall

UTC Mall Center

The Shoppes at UTC

 

Parks & Beaches

Spend some time in the beautiful Florida sunshine at one of the parks or beaches listed below.

Parks and Trails in Lakewood Ranch

Venice Fishing Pier

Maxine Barritt Park

T. Mabray Carlton Reserve

Casperson Beach Park

Robinson Preserve

G.T. Bray Park 

Manatee Village Historical Park

Manatee County Preserves and Conservation Lands

Palma Sola Botanical Park

Desoto National Park

Emerson Point Preserve

Lake Manatee State Park

Nathan Benderson Park

Myakka State Park

Sarasota Legacy Trail

Anna Maria Bayfront Park

Coquina Gulfside Park

Manatee Public Beach

Lido Key Beach

Siesta Key Beaches

 

 

Golf

Practice your swing at one of the fantastic golf courses listed below.

Serenoa Golf Club

Bent Tree Golf and Country Club

The Groves Golf Course

Islandside Golf Club

Tatum Ridge Golf Links

Bobby Jones Golf Complex

The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes

Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club

Misty Creek Country Club

Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club

The Meadows Country Club

Rolling Green Golf Club

University Park Country Club

Manatee Golf Club

Mission Valley Golf & Country Club

Esplanade Golf & Country Club

Golf in Venice

Peridia Golf and Country Club

Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Course

The River Club

Stoneybrook Golf Club at Heritage Harbour

Lakewood National Golf Club

 

 

Theater & Arts

Enjoy some culture at one of the theaters or arts centers located in and around Sarasota.

Manatee Performing Arts Center

Venice Art Center

Venice Theatre

Shenyun Performing Arts

The Venice Symphony

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Film Society

West Coast Black Theatre

Sarasota Film Festival

Florida Studio Theatre 

Urbanite Theatre

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 

The Players Theatre 

The Sarasota Ballet

Sarasota Opera

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Art Center Sarasota

Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsey

Towles Court Art Walk

The Ringling 

Art Series Concerts 

Gloria Musicae

Sarasota Jazz Club 

Village of the Arts

Manatee Arts Center

Bradenton Dance & Performing Arts Center

The Island Players Inc.

AMC Bradenton 20

Regal Cinemas Oakmont 8

Lakewood Ranch Cinemas

Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium 12

Burns Court Cinema

Regal Hollywood 20 Cinemas 

AMC Theatres

Parkway 8 Cinema

CineBistro

 

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

Below is a list of hospitals and medical facilites located in and around Sarasota.

hospitalVenice Regional Hospital

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Manatee Memorial Hospital

Blake Medical Center

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

 

 

Utilities & Public Resources

Below are public resources for residents in the greater Sarasota area. 

Comcast/Xfinity

Frontier FIOS

Sarasota Water

Florida Power and Light

Lakewood Ranch Information Center

Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Manatee County Property Appraisers

Manatee County Utilities

Manatee County Public Library System

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office

Sarasota County Utilities

Sarasota County Property Appraiser

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department

Longboat Key Adult Education Center

Venice Chamber of Commerce

Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce

Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce

Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee / RASM

 

 

Education

The Sarasota area is home to great education, select a link below to learn more. 

Manatee County School System

IMG Academy

State College of Florida

State College of Florida (Venice)

LECOM College of Medicine

Sarasota County Schools

New College of Florida

Ringling College of Art and Design

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

East West College of Natural Medicine