Enterprise offers a two-hour afternoon sail and evening sunset sail (both for $45). It’s a nice boat that holds only a dozen or so...
Art Center Sarasota
This community-oriented nonprofit gallery has four exhibition spaces that mix local and out-of-town artists. It's a warm, friendly...
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
If you visit just one botanical garden in Florida, choose Selby, which has the world's largest scientific collection of orchids and...
Sarasota Opera House
This elegant, 1000-seat Mediterranean Revival venue was built in 1926, and the two-month winter opera season is a serious affair....
When Sarasotans want a gourmet meal from locally sourced ingredients and an excellent wine before catching the opera, they pick this...
Lonely Planet review
Downtown Sarasota doesn't offer much, but it does have the historic Gator Club, a two-story bar and nightclub with carved wooden bars, pressed-tin ceiling and an old-world scotch-and-cigar atmosphere. Live bands span all genres.