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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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.

Pop Stroke

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


Ed Smith Stadium

Sarasota National Cemetery Administration 

Sarasota County Library

Sarasota Polo

Bradenton Motor Sports Park

Desoto Speedway

Fiorelli Winery

Hunsader Farms

O’Briens Family Farm

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

South Florida Museum

Red Barn Flea Market

Desoto Square Mall

Ellenton Premium Outlets

Sarasota Farmers Market

Bradenton’s Farmers Market

Philippi Farmhouse Market

St. Armand’s Circle

Sarasota Southgate Mall

UTC Mall Center


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

Lake Manatee State Park

Nathan Benderson Park

Myakka State Park

Sarasota Legacy Trail

Anna Maria Bayfront Park

Manatee Public Beach

Lido Key Beach

Longboat Key

Siesta Key Beaches




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

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 

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

B&B Galleria

Burns Court Cinema

Regal Hollywood 20 Cinemas 

AMC Theatres



Hospitals & Medical Facilities

Below is a list of hospitals and medical facilities 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. 


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

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




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