Around Town

River Walk (Bradenton)

Something for Everyone As downtown Bradenton’s new showpiece, the Riverwalk serves as an outdoor gathering place. The design was thoughtfully developed to provide spaces to reflect the community’s interests and to host many diverse events and activities. Free WiFi is available on the Riverwalk for Bright House Networks Road Runner customers. 

Music On Main - Lakewood Ranch

Join us on Lakewood Ranch Main Street from 6- 9 pm for Music on Main, a free concert for the public! This event is hosted on the "First Friday" of each month.The Hatley Band will fill the air with Southern Rock & Country Music!

First Friday Art Walk - Sarasota

“Palm Avenue’s First Friday Walks” are held the first Friday of each month from 6 till 9pm.  Enjoy gallery openings, dining, antiques, specialty shops and live performances as member of the Palm Avenue Arts Alliance sing, dance, stroll and serenade the community and its guests.

Holmes Beach Art Walk - Anna Maria

The Holmes Beach Art District will again feature its annual town-wide ArtWalks from 5:30-7:30 PM on the second Friday of the month from January 8 through April 8, 2016.

Towles Court Artist Colony Art Walk - Sarasota

Towles Court is Sarasota's hidden treasure. This Artists' Colony showcases galleries, restaurants, antiques, art & hair and skin care, decorators & more!

Village of the Arts Art Walk - Bradenton

The Artists Guild of Manatee is a nonprofit group formed in 1999 with a mission to build a community where artists live and work while enhancing quality of life and creating a harmonious environment. In the past fifteen years the Guild and the Village community have worked hard to make the Village of the Arts a thriving community of residents and business that support the creative spirit. 


Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota

Presenting primarily classical music programming, featuring voice, piano, and other instruments with an emphasis on recitals and small ensembles.

Gloria Musicae

Gloria Musicae, Sarasota's professional vocal ensemble, celebrates the excellence of choral music through innovative, stimulating performances and educational outreach.

Jazz Club of Sarasota

The Jazz Club of Sarasota, one of the largest and most active jazz clubs in the United States, is dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz, America’s original musical art form. Founded in 1980 by the late Hal Davis, the former publicist for Benny Goodman, the club has approximately 600 members and is growing. The club presents the Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival, over 35 years, and is one of the major US jazz festivals.

New Music New College

Real conversations are unpredictable and unscripted; ideas, questions, and insights emerge as the exchange develops, leading the discussion in unforeseen directions. For the past fifteen years, New Music New College has fostered a conversation about contemporary music and performance, a conversation that has included the New College community, the greater Sarasota-Bradenton community, and world-class musicians of every stripe.

North Port Symphony

The North Port Symphony was founded in 1983 by a handful of local residents who were interested in playing music for their own pleasure as well as for the community. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church served as the Symphony’s home until November of 2001 when we moved to our current home in the Music Suite adjacent to the Performing Arts Center on the North Port High School Campus. 

Sarasota Concert Association

For the past 70 years, Sarasota Concert Association has presented a classical concert series featuring performances by internationally renowned symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras and ensembles, and distinguished soloists. The organization's mission is to bring to the greater Sarasota community the finest classical music at the lowest price possible.

Sarasota Concert Band

Sarasota Concert Band is the preeminent symphonic band in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. As a nonprofit corporation, our purpose is to promote good band literature with concerts that showcase music in superior performances.We work to keep this genre alive and well-understood. 

Sarasota Opera

The Sarasota Opera House is an historic theatre, now opera house, located at 61 North Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, Florida. The vision of a local man and the first mayor of the town, A. B. Edwards.

Sarasota Orchestra

For over 65 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and visitors from around the world. The 80-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year, and thrives as the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida. In 2008 the organization unveiled a new name and logo with a package that offers new series, new concerts and a whole new way to experience live music, along with the timeless classics.

Suncoast Concert Band

Suncoast Concert Band, a volunteer, non-profit organization since 1932, seeks: to offer cultural and historical enrichment to Sarasota/Manatee Counties and to bring the joy of music to our communities through entertaining and low cost concerts.

Venice Symphony

Founded in 1974, The Venice Symphony has become the pride of South Sarasota County by providing cultural enrichment for residents and visitors. Theconcert season includes classical, pops, and festival concerts performed from November through April and a variety of music education programs. Quality musical performance and educational opportunities that enrich the experiences of the community is the core mission of The Venice Symphony.


Asolo Theatre

The Asolo Theatre is housed in the Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts. In any single weekend, theater goers can select from as many as four different plays. The professional Asolo Theatre Company performs in the Harold E. and Ester M. Mertz Theatre which was brought to Sarasota from Dunfermline, Scotland and is a majestic, 500 seat former opera house which is the main performing space for the Asolo Theatre Company. 

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Set along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 35 years. Built in 1968 with funds from a city bond referendum and a bequest from philanthropists Lewis and Eugenia Van Wezel, the Van Wezel opened its doors in 1970 with a production of Fiddler on the Roof. Since then, the Hall has welcomed a broad range of performers and shows, including world-class symphonies, both classical and modern dance companies, jazz artists, pop legends, Comedy and Broadway. 

Manatee Players Theatre

Our Mission: "To represent, enrich and stimulate people through the art of live theatre by providing entertainment, education and an artistic outlet. The Manatee Players and its performance venue serve as a significant cultural, educational and economic resource for the Florida Gulf Coast region."

Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre, located in the heart of downtown. It has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. The Florida Studio Theatre campus is a village of theatres – the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres, the Parisian-style Goldstein and John C. Court Cabarets, and Bowne's Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact – providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional performances. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite, where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre.

The Players Theatre

Although The Players Theatre is a non-professional community theatre, being located on the “Cultural Coast” gives us an incredible talent pool to work with. From our Artistic Director to our stage hands, literally half of the volunteers working on a production have at one time been professionally paid performers. 


The Ringling Museum

Whether you are a circus, art, or history fan, the Ringling has something for everyone in the family!  Here are some tips to make your family’s visit to the Ringling fun and easy.

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the Nation! As you stroll through the museum, travel back in time and into the future of man’s greatest invention, the automobile! Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are featured in our rotating exhibits throughout the museum, seven days a week.

South Florida Museum

The South Florida Museum offers unique educational experiences for learners of all ages. If you are interested in learning more about Florida, your world and your universe, the museum has a program for you.

Florida Railroad Museum

You have arrived at Florida’s Home of Railroad History. The Museum offers one of the most unique museum experiences in the world. Here you "Ride the Exhibits!" 

Manatee Village Historical Park

Step back into time at the Manatee Village Historical Park. Visit this collection of restored buildings from Manatee County’s settlement history and experience life in Manatee County before the arrival of modern conveniences such as automobiles and electricity. The Manatee Village Historical Park is a joint project of the Manatee County Historical Commission, Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court, the Manatee County Board of County Commission, and the City of Bradenton.

Venice Museum and Archives

Venice Museum & Archives is the official repository for Venice, Nokomis, Laurel, and Osprey, Florida.

Crowley Museum & Nature Center

Crowley Museum and Nature Center is a 190-acre farmstead established in 1878. Site includes rare Florida habitat, pioneer buildings, and heritage farm animals. For 39 years Crowley has provided children’s programming that explores pioneer history, develops self-reliance, creates a connection to nature, and imparts practical skills for living like wilderness survival and farming in a real world setting.


Mote Marine Lab

Explore the secrets of the sea through exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life. 


Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education, as well as a famous showplace that delights more than 130,000 visitors each year. Visitors see beautiful horticultural displays and learn from our many educational programs.  They also take away with them a better understanding and greater appreciation of the natural world and the challenge it faces. 

Nature- Preserves & Reserves- Sarasota

Sarasota County’s natural lands have been acquired for protection and conservation of their ecological, historical and cultural values. The preserves provide the public with opportunities for nature-based recreation and environmental education. 

Preserves and Conservation Lands - Manatee

The Resource Management Division is responsible for habitat and wildlife management and public access on nearly 30,000 acres of conserved public land. The division goal is to "conserve and protect" the natural resources in Manatee County utilizing adaptive management and minimal impact public access and utilization.

De Soto National Memorial

De Soto National Memorial has a rich cultural and natural history. Visit this page periodically to view images of the park as it is today. De Soto National Memorial offers many special events and programs annually. 

Palma Sola Botanical Garden

The Park began in 1990 when a group of interested citizens and community groups rallied support to save the 10-acre site in northwest Bradenton that has once been the Manatee County Nursery. The Foundation was incorporated in 1993 as a non-profit organization, created to preserve the former nursery as a valuable green space and Park.

Lake Manatee State Park

Lake Manatee State Park is located 15 miles east of Bradenton, Florida on State Road 64. It extends three miles along the south shore of beautiful Lake Manatee, our namesake. The lake was created when a dam was built across the Manatee River in the mid-1960s.

Emerson Point Preserve

Emerson Point has a special location at the mouth of the Manatee River where it meets Lower Tampa Bay. Explore the preserve's unique history and wander the shady trails through the tropical hammock.

Sarasota Children's Garden

Nestled just north of downtown Sarasota, a hidden gem waits to be explored. The Children's Garden & Art Center is a two acre garden that is both whimsical and enchanting. Take a look at our map and see what's inside!

Crowley Natural & Cultural History Center

Our park area site is operated by a private, membership supported non profit 501(c)3 organization. We do not receive government support (county, state, or national). Our memberships, donations, admissions, programs, and your generous contributions support the quality programming we provide. 

Tree Umph!

TAKE TO THE TREES! Come out for a day of outdoor play in the trees at Southwest Florida’s only elevated adventure course. Bring the family, get together with friends or grab a group from the office for an adrenaline-pumping activity that has something fun for everyone.   Plan. Play. TreeUmph! Book your reservation, come prepared, then swing into action on wobbly bridges, hanging nets, bungee swings, swinging logs, foot bridges, Tarzan ropes,  ZIP lines and more.


The Sarasota Ballet

Sarasota Ballet founder Jean Weidner’s dream was to establish a professional ballet company that would be the pride of Sarasota. Now, twenty years later, her vision has blossomed through the seasons into an exceptional company of dancers with great talent and artistry. 

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance (SCD) is recognized for its extraordinary level of high-energy, contemporary dance and collaborative performances with artists of various genres. In addition to a variety of community collaborations and performances at local venues, SCD has also been presented at the Alabama Ballet Center for Dance, John F. Kennedy Center, Merce Cunningham Studio Theatre, and the Ailey Citygroup Theatre. 


Sarasota Film Society

Sarasota Film Society is a nonprofit, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry. Since its founding by Dick and Sue Morris in 1984, Sarasota Film Society has grown in countless ways and now encompasses two separate and unique facilities, with one located at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota, and the other at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas. 

Sarasota Film Festival

In July 1998, international and independent film enthusiasts founded the Sarasota Film Festival, Inc. (SFF). They sought to create a balanced festival of foreign and domestic film complemented by the participation of the film and entertainment industry. 

Regal Hollywood 20 Cinemas

Movie theater in Downtown Sarasota 


Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota offers creative opportunities that are affordable and accessible to the entire community with curated and juried exhibitions, classes, workshops and educational programs for youth and adults plus special events each year.

Ringling Museum of Art

The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of Art, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, the Circus Museums and the Historic Asolo Theater.

Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy

An extraordinary art and whimsical Museum - collecting, preserving and exhibiting works of Artistic and Whimsical importance.

Dabbert Gallery

We are a contemporary fine art gallery located on the west coast of Florida in Sarasota. Our location on historic South Palm Avenue is in the heart of the downtown Arts and Theater District.

Art Center Manatee

Manatee County's Premier Visual Arts Center

Dancing Crane Gallery

Fine art gallery featuring local and international artists. Unique gift items.


The Circus Arts Conservatory

Join us as we celebrate the rich circus heritage of Southwest Florida, with edge-of-your seat entertainment for "children of all ages."


Jungle Gardens

Welcome to Sarasota Jungle Gardens! A tropical adventure awaits all who visit. One of the oldest continuously operated attractions in Florida established in 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens evokes memories of Florida days gone by. Full of flora, fauna and fun, yet it remains current and exciting for today's families, locals and tourists alike. 

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary was founded by Kay Rosaire, who enjoys more than 30 years experience working with and caring for exotic animals. She began rescuing big cats in 1987. Big Cat Habitat became a non-profit in 2005 and became a full sanctuary with the goal of rescuing exotic cats and other native and exotic wildlife in need of a permanent home. 

The Original Lipizzaner Stallions

Witness the beauty and grace of Herrmanns' Original Lipizzan Stallions of Austria See the fabulous flying white Lipizzans perform the rare and beautiful Airs Above the Ground as seen in Walt Disney's  "Miracle of the White Stallions".

Sarasota Audubon Society

We are the local chapter of the National Audubon Society, dedicated to the protection, conservation and enjoyment of birds, wildlife and the environment here in sunny Sarasota, Florida.

Anna Maria Island Bird Nerds

AMI Bird Nerd is committed to providing Anna Maria Island vacationers the opportunity to learn about and view local wildlife and birds.


Lido Key

Lido Key is a barrier island located on the southwest coast of Florida, just west of Sarasota. There is bridge access to Lido Key from downtown Sarasota and also from the north by another barrier island, Longboat Key. Stretching between serene Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, these beautiful beaches attract thousands of visitors each year for the balmy year round temperatures, stunning white sand beaches and varied attractions. 


The Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau (the SCVB) is the official and primary provider of visitor information for Sarasota County where tourism is the top industry. SCVB operates the official Sarasota Visitors Information Center located at 701 North Tamiami Trail, south of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The Visitors Center is staffed by fifty knowledgeable volunteers who welcome approximately 100,000 visitors and newcomers a year to the area.


Explore our riverfront community.   Downtown Bradenton, a riverfront destination with a unique mix of arts, culture, heritage, and sports, offers something for everyone—Farmers’ Market, free films, cultural history museum, performing arts center, planetarium, historic Main Street, Riverwalk park, marina, baseball, and a lively Village of the Arts. Enjoy a variety of events and attractions in our walkable community, every day.


Ed Smith Stadium

Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles. The renovated Ed Smith Stadium, with its modern amenities mixed with historical Florida architecture has truly become "Birdland South.


LECOM Park was originally built in 1923. It has been renovated several times over the years, including major upgrades in 2013, to become one of baseball's finest facilities.

The centerpiece of the 2013 renovations was a 19,000 square foot boardwalk spanning the outfield. Updates also included new group areas with enhanced sight lines to the field, expanded restroom facilities, new concessions locations and an enlarged Fan Plaza. Massive palm trees now dot the landscape, augmenting the charm of the 90-year-old stadium. The Boardwalk Barbeque Area, located on the boardwalk in the right field area, gives groups of 25 or more the chance to enjoy an all-you-can eat pregame picnic in full view of the field. On the opposite side of the ballpark, the LaPensee Plumbing, Pools & Air Party Deck features a high-end catering menu and an incredible vantage point to watch the game. In addition, every individual reserved seat was removed from the park, and 4,600 new, more comfortable seats were installed. And new covered bleachers with 570 seats were added in left field, expanding LECOM Park's capacity to more than 8,500.


Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce in Sarasota, Florida. We are delighted that you have come to our web site and hope you will visit Siesta Key soon! Our little piece of paradise is a great getaway for a short holiday, or a perfect place to spend a lifetime. Search our site for information regarding accommodations, beaches, dining, shopping, real estate, and for our many members ready to make your stay on Siesta Key the most enjoyable.

Longboat Key / Lido Key / St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce

Longboat Key, Lido Key, and St. Armands Key are ideal beach and bay front settings for the ultimate Florida vacation. Stretching between the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico and serene Sarasota Bay, these keys attract many visitors who come to enjoy the average year-round temperature of 73 degrees. The area is appreciated by wildlife as well, so these waters are home to manatee, dolphins, and fish, while pelicans, osprey, and a variety of shorebirds find sanctuary here.

Manatee County Chamber of Commerce

Members of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce show a commitment to the community that is second to none. These businesses provide invaluable input on area issues and programs that support businesses and residents of Manatee County and the South Tampa Bay Area. With 46 committees and task forces, there is a wide range of opportunities for individuals to get involved in the area of their choice. And the 830+ member representatives who serve in these groups are the backbone of the Manatee Chamber.

Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is a major force in our community's economic prosperity and outstanding lifestyle. An award-winning not-for-profit membership organization, The Chamber provides the leadership to achieve a diverse balanced economy that enhances the quality of living and working in greater Sarasota. Our community enjoys "Good Life" and "Good Business."      

Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee / RASM

The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee was formed on Jan. 1, 2015 with the merger of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® and the Manatee Association of Realtors®, two long-standing real estate trade associations with a century of histories in the region.As members of an organized real estate association, Realtors® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and have access to numerous services and programs to enhance their professionalism. 


Mixon Fruit Farms

Let Mixon’s treat you to a FREE cup of fresh squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Juice made in our packinghouse where you can watch. Stop at our Homemade Fudge counter for, made fresh daily, unique & delicious Fudge Flavors. Be sure to enjoy one of our famous “Orange Swirl” Ice Cream Cones. Discover some of Florida’s finest treats browsing the 14,000 sq. ft. Gift Shoppe filled with unique Florida Gifts, Gourmet Specialties, Teas, Honey, Marmalades, Salsas and much more. 


Sarasota County Beaches

There are more than 150 parks and recreational sites encompassing more than 4,000 acres, 35-miles of beaches, and unique environmental resources throughout Sarasota County and the municipalities of North Port, Sarasota, Venice, and the Town of Longboat Key.  

Manatee County Beaches

Manatee County Beaches 

Anna Maria

Laid-back and natural, Anna Maria Island awaits – a mere 20 minutes from Bradenton. A seven-mile strip of beautiful white-sand beaches line this barrier island between the turquoise Gulf of Mexico and peninsular Florida. Also found here, at the southern mouth of Tampa Bay, are the cities of Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. Strict regulations govern the type of buildings and businesses allowed on the island, but excellent dining – seafood, of course! – is very much encouraged. Come visit – you well might feel as though you have journeyed back in time.

Lido Beach

This beach has it all! More than 3,000 feet of pristine white sand, concession and gift shop, restrooms, picnic tables and a pool.   Lido Beach is located on Lido Key, one half mile southwest of St. Armand’s Circle, on Ben Franklin Drive.

Manasota Beach

Manasota Beach is located at the west end of Manasota Beach Road, between the Gulf and the Intracoastal Waterway. This is an ideal site to spend leisure time whether swimming, boating, fishing, walking or shelling.   Lifeguards are on duty year round.     On the Intracoastal side, a boat ramp and docking facilities are available allowing access to the Bay and Gulf. The 620 feet of dockage becomes a scenic boardwalk that meanders through  mangroves.

Nokomis Beach

Nokomis Beach is Sarasota County's oldest beach. This is a family oriented beach and is popular for fishing and picnicking. A system of walkovers provides spots dune system and its resident gopher tortoises. The recently restored Community Room, at the Nokomis Beach Plaza, was designed and built in the 1950s and is an example of the Sarasota School of Design. This area is a great location for meetings, events and much more.

Siesta Beach

Welcome to the best beach in America! Designated in 2011 by "Dr. Beach" as the No. 1 Beach in America, Siesta Beach also has earned a reputation as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.    Siesta's fine white sands, unlike any other beach sands, are composed of 99% pure quartz, which stays cool even on a hot sunny day. Shallow water near the shoreline, a variety of amenities and year-round lifeguard protection, make this beach a favorite for residents and visitors alike. Siesta Beach is also a National Healthy Beach, and it is certified as a "Blue Wave" beach by the Clean Beaches Council. 

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach has all the amenities for family and friends to enjoy a full day of fun and relaxation. You can enjoy the horseshoe courts, of a game of volleyball, while the kids have fun in the beachside  playground.  In the center of the park sits Blind Pass Lagoon, which connects to Little Sarasota  Bay and boat ramps allow easy access to and from the bay. The park includes a meeting room with sitting for up to 30 people that is available upon reservation.       No Lifeguards on duty     The adjacent Turtle Beach Campground offers the opportunity to stay a bit longer than a day if you have a tent or camper.  

Venice Beach

Venice Beach is great a great place to find seashells, enjoy  the warm gulf waters or if you're a diver check out the reef a quarter-mile offshore, where you can find fossils and an amazing variety of ocean creatures.  If your tastes lie more on dray land there is a volleyball court on the beach, great restaurants and shopping destinations that line the streets within walking distance from the beach.       Lifeguards are on duty year round    

Boating & Fishing

Florida by Water

Find links to explore all of the boating opportunities that Florida has to offer!

Sarasota Yacht Club

Sheltered among the sub-tropical bays and inlets hard by downtown Sarasota and surrounding keys, SYC is the ideal spot to cast off for a cruise or for fishing any time of year.  And it complements the great life style that Sarasota offers: sports... shopping... art galleries... college/university... performing arts center... design and art school...restaurants and wonderful weather. The Sarasota Yacht Club has a deep commitment to the yachting tradition. 

Bradenton Yacht Club

THE BRADENTON YACHT CLUB is one of the 13 original founding clubs in the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs and has a reputation of being one of the friendliest clubs in the Council. Our membership is diverse, including boaters of various skill levels, backgrounds, ages and interests. It has grown from 18 charter members in 1946 to about 550 today. Many of our social activities are family oriented and most are casual in nature, although we are dutiful in maintaining our formal traditions as well.

Paradise Boat Rentals

Located on 3013 Del Prado Blvd South, the largest shopping street in Cape Coral, right across from “Hooters”, the new Paradise marina is easy to access by boat and car. A large number of parking lots in the marina’s plaza avoid long walks to the boats.

Sarasota Boat Rentals

To show you the sights we will take a typical boat trip from Sarasota Boat Rental, out to the Gulf via New Pass, then south to Venice. We will stop for lunch in Venice and then head back to Sarasota via the Intracoastal Waterway. This is just one of many different places you can travel to with your rental boat from Sarasota Boat Rental.

Siesta Key Marina

Siesta Key Marina is Sarasota, Florida’s original full service Marina located for over 50 years at channel marker 62 directly on the Intercoastal Waterway. We offer Jet Ski as well as full and half day Boat Rentals and Parasailing adventures. We service our Rental Boats at our on-site repair and service center and dry store our Rental Boat fleet for more fuel efficient boating for you. In addition to our Rental Boat fleet, Jet Ski Rentals and Parasailing adventures, Siesta Key Marina offers Dry Boat and trailer storage, boat detailing, boat bottom painting and boat engine repair. 

Sarasota Fishing Charters

Hi, my name is Captain Scott Green. I was born and raised in Iowa. I started fishing at a young age with my father. We fished every year in Canada starting when I was 10 years old. I moved to Sarasota in December of 1982 and have been fishing the waters of Sarasota for the past 30 years as an avid salt water sportsman. My goal is to create friendships and fishing experiences of a life time.      

Full Boat Charters- Fishing Charter

Captain Brook Wallace invites you to come aboard the MISS KENZIE for an extreme Florida gulf coast fishing charter. We are a family friendly, Florida fishing guide service, operating a fully equipped 24 foot Pursuit.  Our Florida charter boat can accommodate up to 6 guests. We are U.S.C.G. licensed and fully insured.  

Lebarge Tropical Cruises

Come join us aboard LeBarge, a Sarasota landmark for 30 years. Our casual laid-back atmosphere is enhanced by our tropical décor and yes, the palm trees are real. Let the mermaids lead the way through the tranquil waters of Sarasota Bay. We offer you a full menu of cruises, each totally different: the morning Dolphin & Manatee Watch Cruise, afternoon Sightseeing & Nature Cruise, and the world-renowned Tropical Sunset Cruise with live entertainment. 

Almost Heaven Kayak Tours

 Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures is the largest kayaking eco tour company in the greater Sarasota area; including Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Myakka, and Sarasota. We provide a wide range of kayak eco tours throughout Florida that allow you to observe and interact with wildlife in non-threatening environments. Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures Our ultimate adventures are customized for all ages, physical conditions and interests. 

Latitude Sailing Charters

Specializing in bareboat charters with easy access to Sarasota Bay and the Southwest Florida coastline. We also offer  captained afternoon and sunset cruises on request. Climb aboard the beautiful sailing vessel "Latitude", a Catalina 30, docked at the Sarasota Hotel and Marina near the Sarasota-Bradenton airport.  Captained and  bareboat charters depart from this premier location on beautiful Sarasota Bay. 

Water Recreation

Sarasota County offers many ways to enjoy the water. You boat, swim, paddleboard, fish, water ski, wakeboard, tube, kiteboard or paddle your way around the waterways of Sarasota County. We have Siesta Key Beach, the #1 Beach in the USA, and Turtle Beach Campground, a campground right on the beach. So, enjoy yourself in the water or on the water!

Boat Launches - Sarasota

Boat Launches in Sarasota County 

Boat Launches- Manatee

Boat Launches in Manatee County 

Adventures Away

Find Your Adventure With Adventure Away!

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County / Government Offices

Florida Power and Light

Florida Power & Light, your electric company.

Sarasota County Utilities

A resource of all Sarasota County Government offices. Visit the Parks and Recreation pages, or find a bus route near you!  

Sarasota County Sherrif’s Department

When we launched this site, our goal was to create a polished and progressive online presence that presents information in a far more user-friendly manner. In addition to the exciting new look the major change was a reorganization of the site’s navigation, with everything tied to the six categories across the top of every page. 

Sarasota School System

Visit the Sarasota County School System resource directory. Check site locations, bus schedules and school calendars.  

Sarasota County Property Appraiser

The Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office is your source for up-to-date property data and exemption information. They assist you in understanding Florida statutes and regulations governing real and personal property valuations, the eligibility and filing requirements for various types of exemptions, and can explain the benefits of Save Our Homes and Portability. 

Manatee County Property Appraiser

If you have questions or concerns regarding your property assessment or exemptions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. In the event that you would like to meet with one of our appraisers, making an appointment prior to your visit should help to avoid delays.

Manatee County

Manatee County Resources

Sarasota County

Sarasota County Resources 

Manatee County Sheriff

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office remains dedicated to providing the highest standard of service to our residents and visitors. We believe that community involvement is vital to the success of the Sheriff’s Office. Please click the buttons below to learn more about these programs and join us in keeping Manatee County safe for everyone! 


Marina Jack

Marina Jack introduces unparalleled dining in a spectacular facility. Theater seating offers panoramic views over the marina, downtown, Sarasota Bay, Big Pass and out to the Gulf of Mexico. Menus incorporating the best of Marina Jack favorites along with the most current fresh seafood dishes are offered daily for lunch and dinner. 

Bijou Café

The Bijou Café is a charming Continental-American restaurant located in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown Theatre & Arts District just two blocks from the Ritz Carlton. Over the years our cuisine, award-winning wine list and exemplary unobtrusive service have set the standard for dining on the Sun Coast and established us as one of Sarasota’s most sought after fine dining destinations. 

Café L’Europe

Celebrating over 35 years as a Sarasota tradition, Café L'Europe continues to be one of Sarasota's most beautiful and popular restaurants. Established in 1973 in John Ringling's original real estate office, the oldest building on Saint Armands Circle, Café L'Europe has proven itself as one of the Florida's most distinguished dining establishments. 

Da Ru Ma

Enjoy superb Japanese cuisine that is fun, fascinating and delicious. Choose either our traditional service or Teppan-style cooking at your table by wonderfully dexterous and expertly trained chefs. Select from our classic Japanese favorites and innovative combinations such as teriyaki steak, filet mignon, chicken, seafood, tempura and much more. 

Euphemia Haye

Downstairs Fine Dining, by reservation & Upstairs Haye Loft Lounge & Dessert Room, first come first served ● Live Jazz til 11:00 ● Top Shelf Spirits ● Vintage Ports ● Handmade Desserts ● Gourmet Light Bites


Ophelia's on the Bay is Sarasota's finest waterfront restaurant now in it's 22nd season. The low profile of the building gives you eye-level views of Little Sarasota Bay framed by tropical vegetation, a water lily pond with a bronze fountain and flower gardens. 

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub

The Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, is located on the bayside of North Longboat Key in the heart of Longboat Village. Originally built in 1912, and spared when a hurricane in 1921 wiped out large chunks of the Island, this Old Florida style restaurant is considered one of the twelve oldest surviving structures on Longboat Key. 

Old Salty Dog on City Island

The Old Salty Dog" First opened its door for business in Siesta Key Village back on November 1st 1985. The owners original concept was to take a small popular village beer and hot dog stand and turn it into a casual Restaurant and Pub. They have mixed the best of the Florida Keys and their British heritage to create a fun family environment that is appealing to people from all walks of life. The result speaks for its self. 

Pops Sunset Grill

Pop's Sunset Grill is one of Western Florida's favorite dining landmarks - well loved by locals and tourists alike for its casual atmosphere and fresh local fare. Year after year, customers gather from near and far to relax and enjoy the view overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway while they enjoy good food and friends.

Crows Nest

Welcome to the Crow's Nest Marina & Restaurant, Venice's Waterfront Landmark since 1976. While you're here on our site you can buy a gift certificate, make restaurant or marina reservations, shop at the Ship's Store and much more! The Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern is located at 1968 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, Florida, 34285.

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

Beautiful waterfront restaurant on Longboat Key

Bearded Clam

The Bearded Clam has become synonymous with a place to go to relax with a beer and a fresh clam strip sandwich. The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant captures the essence of the adventurers’ (be it a biker, surfer, boater or parent with kids) that need to take a load off, relax and have a great meal.  The restaurant even features a sun deck and outdoor heated swimming pool for diners, a pet-friendly tiki bar, award-winning cuisine, waterfront seating and boat dockage. 

Michael's on East

Michael's On East - Sarasota's Only AAA Four Diamond Award Restaurant


We are an award winning, family owned, neighborhood restaurant with an upbeat yet come as you are attitude. Our Modern American Cuisine focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients and interesting preparations with influences from around the world.

Mattisons City Grille

Mattison’s™ is a local, chef-owned restaurant group offering outstanding service, quality ingredients, and creative menu options while supporting the community, regional farmers, and culinary suppliers.

Owens Fish Camp

So what do a bunch of Italians boys from Brooklyn know about southern cooking? Come check it out. Owen’s Fish Camp is the Caragiulo Brothers sixth restaurant creation inspired by local Sarasota history.

Yoder's Amish Village

Serving Homemade Comfort Food in an Atmosphere of Smiles... Plain, Simple and Delicious!- since 1975. Gift Shop opened in 2007, Fresh Produce in 2009 & Deli Market Dec 2010-Come Enjoy the comforts of Home at Yoders NEW Amish Village.

Selva Grill

Nuevo Latino - Classic Peruvian & Peruvian Fusion

Crab & Fin

Crab & Fin Restaurant- St. Armands Circle

Caragiulos Italian Restaurant

When you walk through our door, you will feel welcome. The Caragiulo brothers graciously share their passion for traditional, Italian cooking, Italian wines, and Italian cinema with their guests.69 S Palm AveSarasota, Florida(941) 951-0866

Jack Dusty

Blending Sarasota’s vibrant cultural lifestyle with an ambiance reflective of sand and sky. The best of what Sarasota offers–creativity and energy, merged with natural features and artistic diversity.  Who is Jack Dusty? The name harkens back to nautical lore and was 18th century term for the naval store clerk. Today, Jack Dusty is a symbol of camaraderie and community; gathering together for food and drink.


Mediterranean cultures create community around food. It’s a celebration of the earth’s goodness, setting the scene for friendly gatherings and sharing of experiences.

Cafe Baci

Fine Dining Italian Cuisine


Lunch and dinner available every day with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays! Happy Hour available every day from 3pm to 7pm!

State Street Eating House

THE mid-century urban chic establishment in Sarasota, Florida

Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar, St Armand's Circle 

Pier 22

Pier 22 Restaurant, Patio, Ballroom & Catering

Central Cafe & Bar

Fresh, Local, Delicious...13 Years serving Bradentons Finest and Loving our Amazing Patrons!!

Riverhouse Reef & Grill

Riverhouse Reef & Grill offers a dining experience unlike any other. Built on an island at Regatta Pointe Marina on the serene Manatee River, the Riverhouse features a fresh approach to waterfront dining.

Bonefish Grill - Bradenton

Fueled by their mutual passion for fish and adventure, our founders set out to create a unique dining experience- one that would take the mystery out of fish for people who didn't eat it very often, and yet provide further mystery for the truly adventurous.

Olympic Cafe

Greek American Restaurant 


Discover one of Bradenton's hidden secrets! Authentic Sicilian cuisine awaits here to tantalize and surprise you.

Fav's Italian Cucina

Welcome! Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials. Catering Available

Arts & Eats

Arts & Eats is a restaurant offering international gourmet cuisine in the heart of the Village of the Arts. If it's not Amazing, It's not on the Menu!


Peach's is locally owned and family friendly! We serve high quality breakfast and lunch at an affordable price. Come by and see us today!


Italian the way Italian should be.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar

At Anna Maria Oyster Bar, we are more than just oysters! We are Bradenton and Sarasota’s destination for Florida seafood, family dining and great service. Our coastal and American inspired menu showcases traditional favorites like fresh seafood, lobster, crab, steaks, pasta, chicken, soups and salads, fish specials and more. And of course, we wouldn’t be an oyster bar if we didn’t have delicious oysters.

Michael John's (MJ) Restaurant

One of Manatee's best restaurants, Michael John's serves Midwest, grain or grass fed Prime cuts of beef and incredibly prepared local seafood. At MJ's is about food- and company- and the enjoyment of both.

Station 400

In 1852, a quaint railroad depot was built in Kentland, Indiana, when railroads were essential for long distance travel. Passengers took pride in each trip and made time to explore the station while waiting for their departure. It was a period in time when a slower speed of life was appreciated. In order to recreate this feeling, the old depot was painstakingly pieced apart and reassembled in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, Florida. 

PF Changs

Asian Fusion and Chinese

Blue Rooster

Sarasota's only roadhouse serving up classic Southern comfort food and live music nightly.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse specializes in Aged, Dry Aged, and Wagyu "Kobe Style" Beef and Fresh Seafood

El Greco

El Greco Cafe, a strong family creation, is the only place in Sarasota, where you feel like you are dining in Greece.


University Park Country Club

Welcome to the #1 Golf Course in Southwest Florida! Consistently rated four stars by Golf Digest since 1996, University Park Country Club has been voted Best Place To Play Golf by Sarasota Magazine for 21 years running! Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy the 27 holes of championship golf designed by Ron Garl. Each 18-hole combination boasts its own distinct set of challenges and no two rounds are ever the same! Lush fairways traverse the natural woodlands and native habitat that have been painstakingly conserved to create a playing experience unlike any other.

Misty Creek County Club

There is only one golf course in all of Southwest Florida that is set in a wildlife preserve with resident bald eagles. There is only one championship golf course where virtually every fairway is bordered on one or both sides by dense vegetation and live oak forests... and there is only one golf course with one spectacular view after another.

Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbour

Arthur Hills is one of America's foremost golf course designers. He is personally responsible for many of the country's finest courses, having designed over 160 throughout the nation. He is renowned for making his courses playable and enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. In addition, his firm has been called upon to refine or renovate more then 100 courses including some of the countries most renowned clubs often in preparation for major USGA and PGA Championships.

Palm Aire Country Club

Enjoy the beauty and challenge of our two superb 18-hole championship golf courses. The Lakes and The Champions courses are ranked among the best in Florida by Golfweek Magazine. There are five tee box locations on each tee to accommodate every level of play. Also, our fine club includes a driving range with 24 grass hitting locations. 

River Strand Golf and Country Club

Some golfers like to be the first ones out in the morning. How do you feel about being one of the first golfers – ever – to play River Strand Golf Country Club’s 27-hole magnificence? Corey Pion, Head Golf Professional, says this golf experience will be everything you’ve come to expect in playing a modern golf course. River Strand features Arthur Hill's trademark generous fairways and precision approach shots. 

River Wilderness Golf and Country Club

River Wilderness Golf and Country Club is a private, member-owned Club located in the Sarasota/Manatee County area. The Club borders the North shore of the historic Manatee River just off Interstate 75. Although the course is hidden in the wilderness it is still convenient to both Sarasota and Tampa Bay areas. As secluded as it feels it is only a short 10 minute ride from I-75.  It is a gated  and gorgeous golf and boating community.                  

IMG Academy Golf

The natural beauty of IMG Academy Golf Club  is both rivaled and complimented by a great golf experience. Members, as well as current and future PGA and LPGA stars, can all improve their skills on the Club’s 18-hole championship layout. It is a true test for low handicap players, and also eminently playable for higher handicappers who consider it extremely fair, spacious and interesting. 

Bobby Jones Golf Club

Bobby Jones Golf Club is a 45 hole municipal facility named for the legendary Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., who personally dedicated the facility on Sunday, February 13, 1927. The original 18 holes were designed in 1925 by the famed course architect Donald Ross. Nine additional holes were constructed in 1952 and another nine were added in 1967. The John H. Gillespie Executive Course was completed in 1977. In 1930 Bobby Jones accomplished one of the most amazing feats in sports history, the Grand Slam of Golf. 

Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch

Legacy is an upscale, 18-hole championship public golf course. We strive to be unique from anything found in the region. Offering a level of service and conditions found at world-class private facilities, making it a local favorite for all. Being an award-winning Arnold Palmer signature designed golf course, Legacy has earned its reputation as one of the premier courses in Southwest Florida. 

Meadows Country Club

Golf is truly the centerpiece of The Meadows Country Club. While it is one of the largest country clubs in Southwest Florida, the enjoyable small club atmosphere is our signature feature. The club offers 54 holes of golf which include two championship courses (the Meadows and Highlands) that are very challenging, yet fair, for golfers of all levels to enjoy. The third course (the Groves), is a short course designed by famed architect Arthur Hill, and it will test every aspect of your game. The Meadows course is private for members-only; however, both The Highlands and Groves are open to the public. 

Rolling Green Golf Club

Rolling Green Golf Club, known as one of the friendliest clubs in Sarasota, has an interesting and challenging layout that you will never tire of playing.  At nearly 6,500 yards, Rolling Green has enough length to test every golfer, while the wide fairways and large greens ensure that players of all ability levels enjoy a fair challenge.  Rolling Green offers a full driving range, plus practice greens for putting and chipping.  

The Groves Golf Course

The Groves Golf Course is a challenging 18 hole golf public golf course located in Sarasota Florida. This pristine golf course is located just off I-75 and University Pkwy and is a short drive from Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice. Tight fairways and sloping greens reward shot placement and accuracy, making this course feel like a championship par 72 course in spite of its par 65 rating. The Groves provides 18 challenging holes designed by well-known golf course architect, Arthur Hills.  

Pinecraft Golf Shop

We buy, sell and rent golf clubs, golf accessories and vintage golf memorabilia. We also have a great golf consignment program! We're located at PINECRAFT GOLF SHOP 3419 Bahia Vista St. Sarasota, Florida. Please stop in or give us a call today @ (941) 706-4396. 

Golf Link- Guide to Sarasota Golf Courses

Guide to Sarasota Golf Courses 

Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Course

Nestled inside a beautiful community in the heart of Bradenton, FLorida Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club has a challenge for golfers of all ages and handicaps. Our greens were renovated in the summer of 2012 with "Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda". This putting surface is far superior to the traditional bermuda grass. If you would like a true roll then we have the greens for you. Sixteen of our fairways are bordered by water with 37 bunkers surrounding the eighteen greens. 

River Run Golf Links

About Us Setting the standard for public golf of affordability, strategic design, and excellent customer service. A City of Bradenton recreational facility in operation for over 25 years. River Run has established itself as one of the Gulf Coast’s most popular municipal golf courses. The 18 hole, par 70 layout, situated on the west bank of the beautiful Braden River, offers a rewarding experience for golfers of all ages and abilities. 

Manatee Golf Course

Located in Bradenton, Manatee Golf Club was recently rated Four Stars by Golf Digest for our outstanding championship design, course conditions, and customer service.   Our club winds through natural wetlands, water hazards and many strategically placed fairway and greenside bunkers. This challenging layout will test even the most advanced player.  

Timber Creek Golf Course

Join us for a Game! Timber Creek is one of the most scenic golf course in the area.Par-3 Golf Course geared towards beginners, families, seniors, and those wanting to sharpen their short game. The finishing hole is a 100-yards test with a large pond in front of the green. Obstacles abound on #6, a par-3 that plays just 117 yards but has towering oak trees right and left and a pond that swallows shots hit too far.

Bradenton Country Club

Rich in Family and Tradition Bradenton Country Club is your premier full-service and private country club where members join together as friends to share the amenities of a rewarding lifestyle.  

Greens of Manatee

18 Hole Executive Golf Course, Driving Range, Daily Breakfast and Lunch Menu with Snack Bar Drinks and Beverages, including Beer and Wine Walk or Ride anytime Juniors and Beginners welcome Lessons Cart and Club Rentals  Leagues and Group Play  Special Outings and Tournaments

Peridia Golf & Country Club

Peridia Golf & Country Club is a country club and Bradenton golf course, full-service restaurant and bar, and Bradenton banquet/wedding facility. The course is considered Manatee County's Premier Executive Golf Course. Redesigned by Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis with newly renovated greens, it offers a challenge to all skill levels and the ability to play within three hours. Whether you'll be walking or riding, our course is the perfect distance for every player including seniors, and families with young children.

Sara Bay County Club

Founded in 1926, Sara Bay Country Club is one of the most distinguished and prestigious golf clubs in Florida.  The facilities are for the exclusive use of our members and their guests. Designed by legendary architect Donald Ross, he considered Sara Bay among his personal favorites, and it is widely recognized as one of Florida's finest classic courses. The course is situated on a choice piece of land that includes undulating terrain, native trees and a meandering creek.

Terra Ceia Bay Country Club

Manatee Counties most challenging and premier executive course. Located just 1 mile off business 41 in Palmetto, FL. The course boarders Terra Ceia Bay and has water located on 15 of its 18 holes. 4 sets of tees allow for a challenge for all caliber of players.

Tara Golf & Country Club

Welcome to Tara where the luxury of country club living is in an "old south" picturesque setting overlooking a championship golf course

Waterlefe Golf & River Club

The Waterlefe® Golf Clubhouse and the Waterlefe® River Club offer two separate facilities where golfing and dining experiences begin in this beautiful, riverside community. For tee times, golf merchandise, golf instruction, Grille Room casual dining, membership information and administrative assistance, the Golf Clubhouse is located adjacent to the first tee and to the right of the practice range. 

The Preserve

The Preserve Golf Club features a Ted McAnlis signature championship golf course with Champion Ultra Dwarf Greens, the same greens surface used at the #1 ranked course in the state of Florida Seminole Golf Club and at the Atlanta Athletic Club and the home of the 2011 PGA Championship. The golf course winds through the natural and lush Florida wetland settings. 

The Links at Greenfield Plantation

In the heart of Manatee County just minutes from I-75 at State Route 64 lies The Links at Greenfield Plantation. Our Bradenton golf course combines the rare mix of affordability with championship golf, outstanding course conditions and natural beauty. 


Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Our goal is to provide health care services which excel in Caring, Quality and Innovation.Our community will be served by the best health care system in America. SMHCS will be the best place to be a patient, the best place to work, and the best place to practice medicine. Our extraordinary people, our innovative clinical technology, and our effective use of information systems will set us apart. 

Doctors Hospital Sarasota

Doctors Hospital provides personalized, high quality health care. We are proactive, patient-centered, and create outcomes that are consistently ranked among the highest nationally. Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.  

Manatee Memorial Hospital

A TRADITION OF QUALITY When it comes to choosing a hospital, one thing is clear: quality counts. Manatee Memorial Hospital has a long tradition of providing medical care in a comfortable and convenient environment each year for thousands of patients. Manatee Memorial has served the Manatee County community for over 60 years. 

Blake Medical Center

At Blake Medical Center, we treat the most important health concerns - yours. We provide healthcare services designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life. Blake Medical Center is 383 bed full service hospital,offering a full spectrum of health care services. We are a leading provider of acute care in Manatee County. Our highly skilled team of hospital professionals deliver a comprehensive range of services, from open heart surgery and oncology, to our weight loss solutions program and health education. 


The Ritz-Carlton

Discover The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota – and experience a place where the casual Gulf Coast lifestyle meets the sophisticated, cosmopolitan excitement of the city. Featuring exceptional dining, a luxurious spa, championship golf, lavish accommodations and sweeping bay and city views, The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, provides guests with a relaxing escape from the everyday. 

The Lido Beach Resort

With a prime beachfront location on Sarasota's exclusive Lido Key, the Lido Beach Resort Sarasota, Florida offers the kind of warm hospitality, tropical resort atmosphere and top-notch services sure to please leisure and business travelers alike.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Secluded on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a AAA Four-Diamond Sarasota resort that encompasses 410 acres of lush lawns and pristine beachfront with authentic Old Florida boardwalks. Our environmentally-friendly resort is an official Florida "Green Lodging" and just a short drive from the upscale shopping, museums and theaters in downtown Sarasota. 

Hyatt Regency

Discover the beauty and energy of the city from Hyatt Regency Sarasota, an award-winning hotel set in the heart of the Cultural District. Stroll to popular local attractions, sail, fish, and kayak in the bay, or allow our Concierge to assist you with planning everything from a private yacht event to booking tickets to a Baltimore Orioles training game.


Our guests can enjoy a variety of convenient services and amenities, as well as our options for entertainment. From golf and tennis nearby to our heated pools and bike rides on the beach, the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach has it all.

Hyatt Place

Located in North Sarasota and directly adjacent to the airport circle of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, the Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Airport hotel is centrally located to popular area attractions including the Siesta & Lido Key Beach, Ringling Museum of Art, and over 50 private and public golf courses.

Coquina on the Beach

Your ideal choice for Sarasota Hotels, the Coquina on the Beach Resort Sarasota provides lodging on Lido Key near St. Armands circle and directly on beautiful Lido Beach.

Lido Islander

Lido Islander offers a number of different room sizes for all family sizes and budgets. From quaint and affordable to the large and spacious. The suites have full kitchens.

Hampton Inn

A elegant hotel located in the heart of Downtown Bradenton, a riverfront destination rich in history, art and culture.

The Londoner Bed & Breakfast

The Londoner B&B has 6 bedrooms with king/queen Serta pillow top mattresses, quality linens, beautifully decorated rooms each named after a different area of London has photographs and interesting facts from that particular area. This 1926 house is in the heart of Historic downtown Bradenton has undergone extensive refurbishment.

Hilton Garden Inn

Ideally situated between Bradenton and downtown Sarasota, Florida, Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota offers business travelers and Sarasota vacationers the perfect blend of convenience and hotel essentials. We are located adjacent to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and offer affordable hotel rooms and suites with upscale amenities, meeting space, free local shuttle transportation, full-service dining, and hotel packages. 

Bridgewalk - Anna Maria Island

BridgeWalk in Bradenton Beach, FL is a great location with Key West style accommodations. We invite you to escape and learn to live on island time.



BURGESS, HARRELL, MANCUSO, OLSON & COLTON, P.A. is a general practice law firm located in Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A. Principals of the firm have been practicing law together since 1981, and formed this firm in 1992.  They provide a comprehensive range of legal services with emphasis in commercial, insurance defense, and personal injury litigation, mediation, commercial, business organizations, securities and tax law, real estate and land use law, estate planning and administration, and family law.

Icard Merrill Attorneys & Counselors

Icard Merrill understands that clients need them most during the more critical decisions of their lives – purchasing or selling real property, forming or selling a business, planning for their estates, defending or bringing a lawsuit, adopting a child, relocating a professional practice, developing a condominium project or a subdivision, borrowing money for business or personal reasons, rezoning property to reflect changes in use and demographics. 

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

The Sarasota, Florida law firm of Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen offers clients the breadth of experience that is characteristic of a large law firm and the close attention to service that is the competitive advantage of a small law firm.


Sarasota County Parks

Welcome to Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, a premier park system on the Gulf Coast of Florida!   Our facilities are available for private functions and events. We invite you to explore Parks Online where you may register for activities, view facilities, request facilities, view sports and renew memberships online.    There are over 150 parks offering wonderful play spaces, pristine natural areas, beautiful beaches, great special events, and programs for everyone.

Paw Parks (Pet Friendly Parks & Beaches) - Sarasota

A paw park is a park for dogs. It is a facility set aside for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners. Paw parks vary in amenities, although a typical park offers separate fenced areas for small and large dogs, benches for humans, shade for hot days, parking, a drinking fountain or freshwater pond for dogs, and disposal bags and trash cans for animal waste.

Manatee County Parks

Manatee County Parks 

Paw Parks (Pet Friendly Parks & Beaches) - Manatee

List of Pet friendly parks for Manatee County. 

Skate Parks - Manatee

Skate Board Parks 

Skate Park - Sarasota - (Payne Park)

This 30,000sq. ft. outdoor concrete skatepark is separated into three sections. One section is a flow course with about every skateable radius you can think of with unlimited line choices. The course changes from 3 ft. bowled corners to 11 ft. over vert corners. A mixture of pool and steel coping throughout. There are rolling over hips as well as regular hips on every corner.

Bayfront Park - Sarasota

Beautiful park along the water in downtown Sarasota. Located at the Marina. Come enjoy a picnic, splash in the water, grab some dinner at the Tiki bar. 

Personal Chefs

Real Maria

Of Portuguese and Sicilian heritage and a native of New Orleans, Maria began cooking at the age of 5. She remembers helping her Sicilian mother and aunt stuff artichokes for St. Joseph Day altars, make muffalettas for Christmas Eve, and roll bruccilone for Sunday dinner. It being New Orleans, there was also a lot of gumbo-stirring, pepper-stuffing, and trout-frying going on. 

Epicurian Pursuits

Would you like to enjoy healthy, delicious dinners in your own home, but have someone else do the cooking?  Eating nutritious, delicious meals should be one of the great joys in life but there may be obstacles preventing that. We’ll work together to whatever degree you wish to design meals personalized to your family’s needs, including special dietary requirements, old family favorites, or new and exciting dishes to try. 

Gourmet Cuisine - personal chef service

Sarasota Personal Chef Service A Unique & Healthy Alternative All to often our busy lifestyles force us to choose fast food or tasteless frozen entrees when we'd much rather enjoy the benefits of good, healthy meals. Unfortunately, our schedules leave us little time to plan, shop for and prepare the kind of food we'd like to eat. Gourmet Cuisine, Personal Chef Service, is your "What's for Dinner?" solution!

Pet Services

Fur Nanny

We are a small family-owned company.  Although our owners have been in the animal field or pet sitting for many years, Fur Nanny was born in December of 2007, when Emily returned to Sarasota after graduating from college in New York.  Pattie joined Emily, and with lots of hard work and determination, Fur Nanny continues to grow. 

Bayside Pet Spa

Our soothing Day Spa, with luxuriously tranquil surroundings and intuitive care, is created to enhance your pets’ physical and emotional well-being. From Massage to Mud Treatments, Bayside Pet Spa has a wide selection of services to indulge your beloved pup. 

Wet Noses

We offer the highest quality cat and dog grooming in Sarasota, Florida. Our cat and dog groomers are world-class. With expert care, we help your beloved cats and dogs maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle with all natural and top-of-the-line cat and dog grooming products. Our pet grooming skills are second to none! 

Pawsh Pet Boutique

Welcome to Pawsh Boutique & Spa in Sarasota, Florida. We are located in the Gulf Gate Shopping area. You pamper yourself , why not pamper your pets? Routine grooming will keep your pet looking good and feeling good. We offer an experienced groomer and the latest spa treatments for your best friend. 

Holistic for Pets

You'll find only healthy, holistic food, treats and supplements for your pet, as well as a large selection of leashes, collars, crates, beds, toys, grooming products, and much, much more. We have two locations, Bradenton & Sarasota


Our Loving Arms

Whether you are staying with a friend, in a hotel or in a rented home/condo, our fully screened, trained and CPR certified sitters come to your location with energy, a bag of toys/crafts and Loving Arms!We are a local Nanny and Babysitting Agency that specializes in listening to and understanding the unique needs of each individual family. Click on the links below to see an overview of the services we offer or to apply to work with our agency. 

Comcast Cable

We want our customers to be amazed with the choice Comcast offers, excited by the innovation Comcast provides and satisfied with the service and reliability of every interaction with Comcast. 

Veterans Services - Sarasota

Sarasota County Veteran Services unit provides assistance to veterans and their families with filing claims for veterans benefits. Benefits include: compensation for service related disabilities medical benefits pension for wartime veterans with non-service related disabilities survivor benefits death benefits.  

Consider It Done - Errands and Personal Assistance

We do what you can't do, don't have time to do, or simply don't want to do. Need help with transportation, a tour of the area, or your kitchen stocked with groceries prior to your arrival? Lots of services for residents and vacationers. 

Elite Family Care

Elite Family Care, Nannies, babysitters, and senior companions

Sarasota YMCA

The Sarasota Family YMCA has been at the heart of Sarasota for 65 years. Today, we touch more than 80,000 lives through four fitness branches and offer more than 60 youth and family development programs within four counties. We live our not-for-profit mission by providing life changing experiences and assistance to everyone of all ages, background, ability, race or religion.

Manatee County Public Library System

Nurture imagination, promote lifelong learning, and enrich the community

Selby Public Library

Visit all of the Sarasota County Libraries! The Selby Library is in located in the downtown Sarasota area - look online for a location near you.


St. Armands Circle

Welcome to St. Armands Circle !  Renowned as a continental marketplace, The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Nestled between the beauty of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, our unique island setting and location provides an opportunity for you to escape the pressures of everyday life – and enter a world where the pace is slower and the atmosphere more relaxed. 

Sarasota Square Mall

Westfield Sarasota Square Mall

Sarasota Southgate Mall

Westfield - Sarasota Southgate Mall 

The Mall at University Town Center

The Mall at University Town Center is the dominant fashion shopping destination in Sarasota

Ellenton Premium Outlets

Ellenton Outlet Mall    130 OUTLET STORES   Find impressive savings at Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, J.Crew, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Movado, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and many more.

The Shoppes at University Town Center

Nordstrom Rack, BJ's Wholesale Club, Ross Dress For Less, Total Wine, Pier 1 Imports, HomeGoods, Bonefish Grill, JoAnn Fabrics, Party City, Marshall's, LA Fitness, Guitar Center, Lane Bryant, Shoe Carnival, Lee Roy Selmon's, Kirkland's      


Bus Service - Sarasota

Schedules & Route Maps 

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Your Town, Your Airport! Fast & Convenient. Minutes to the fabulous beaches on the Southwest Coast of Florida!

Dolphin Aviation

Dolphin Aviation, Inc. was founded in 1969 and has been conducting business continuously ever since at its location at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, Florida.Dolphin Aviation is an all-round Aviation Services company. At our 24-hour general aviation facility we provide a wide range of services to the owners and operators of general aviation aircraft, their passengers and their crew members.

Venice Municipal Airport

Venice Municipal Airport (VNC) was built in the early 1940s by the United States government to serve as a flight training facility during World War II. At the end of the war, the airport was given to the City of Venice with the stipulation that if it were not used as an airport it would revert back to the U.S. government. Today it is a general aviation facility located 1.7 miles south of the downtown area, along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, on approximately 835 acres.

Water Sports

Siesta Key Parasail and Jet Ski

No previous experience required! Parasailing is a water sport that is fun, safe and exciting for the whole family. Double and triple flights are side by side so you can talk to and see each other while you're in the air! On our custom made parasail boat you'll get a gentle, dry take off and landing right off of the back platform! You just relax and enjoy the view. 

Siesta Key Water Sports

Parasailing, Jet Ski Rentals, Boat Rentals, Dolphin Watch/ Sightseeing Cruises and Private Charters with Siesta Key Watersports will be the Highlight of your trip to incredible Siesta Key, Florida.  With over 23 years in the business, you can be assured you are dealing with Watersports professionals. 

Wedding Planners & Venues

Simple Weddings

Wedding Planning & Photography from Clearwater-St Pete Beach to Anna Maria Island! Simple for you & amazing for your guests! Whether you're planning an intimate sunset beach wedding for two on our stunning white sand beaches, or an elaborate all-inclusive Florida wedding and reception package for hundreds at one of our favorite upscale wedding venues, we have the local knowledge and expertise to make your Florida wedding perfect...for you! 

Weddings of Sarasota

Our members include the areas finest professionals who meet to educate and inform. We want to help to make your celebration everything that you want it to be.

Palma Sola Botanical Garden

A nonprofit botanical park open to the public

Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club of Sarasota

Whatever the event, A Corporate Day Retreat, an Intimate Luncheon or “Your Day to Remember”, Grill 8000 and Stoneybrook Golf Club is the Ideal location for your next Gathering. We are fully equipped for success; Our Grand Foyer with Stone fireplace, Upscale Décor, Beautiful Terrace and endless outdoor possibilities that can be customized to your specifications. Our Event Coordinator is available to guide you through every step of the process.

Misty Creek County Club

At Misty Creek Country Club, weddings are unforgettable events. We offer the personal attention you deserve in selecting a private country club to host an event. Our banquet staff will make your day special and hassle free by providing you with flawless service and attention to detail.

Palm Aire Country Club

Palm Aire Country Club's Spanish-style clubhouse is the perfect setting all of your special occasions. Located on 1,400 magnificent acres of scenic Florida Woodland that includes two 18-hole championship golf courses Palm Aire is one of the largest country clubs in the greater Sarasota area.

River Strand Golf and Country Club

From the most elaborate gathering to the simplest affair, River Strand Golf and Country Club can make your dreams come true. With our talented and dedicated staff, River Strand can grant your every wish and assist you in the planning of this very special and personal gathering of your family and friends.

River Wilderness Golf and Country Club

River Wilderness Country Club is tucked away, amidst the moss covered oaks in a peaceful country setting, on the north bank of the historic Manatee River. Step inside our grand foyer and welcome your guests to the hospitality and warmth that only the River Wilderness staff can offer. Our beautiful clubhouse can host an intimate celebration to a grand, elegant affair with guests from 25 to 250.

Meadows Country Club

Our staff is dedicated to giving your reception the extra touch you and your guests should expect from a Country Club setting. From the sophisticated décor to the perfect dining and beverage service, we are ready to help you coordinate all your special wedding details.

Bradenton Country Club

Congratulations on your engagement! Whether you are looking for an intimate setting or a large Bradenton wedding venue for a grand gathering, we understand that it is your special day. Let the experienced staff of Bradenton Country Club assist you in planning your perfect day.

Sara Bay County Club

Our beautiful clubhouse provides the perfect setting for your memorable gathering. The tasteful décor of the old Florida-styled clubhouse creates a warm ambiance that can only come with time and tradition. Located midway between Sarasota and Bradenton Sara Bay is also a convenient site for many events. 

Tara Golf & Country Club

Welcome to Tara Golf & Country Club. Tara is a beautiful location for any event you are hosting. We have successfully provided the location for Weddings, Birthday and Anniversary parties, even Proms to smaller more intimate events such as family gatherings, Reunions, Business Meeting and dinners, Showers and so much more.

Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Imagine a place that offers panoramic views of the Manatee River, set amidst breathtaking natural preserves, and you have just envisioned the extraordinary beauty of Waterlefe® Golf & River Club. The elegant architecture of The River Club and pristine locale provide the perfect atmosphere for your special day.