Towles Court Artist Colony
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's marina is notable for Island Park, an attractive green space poking into the harbor: it has a great playground and play...
Burns Court Cinema
This wee theater in an alleyway off Pineapple Ave presents independent and foreign films. It's run by the Sarasota Film Society (SFS;...
Main Bar Sandwich Shop
The Main Bar is a Sarasota classic, an old-school, booth-filled, diner-style deli founded by retired circus performers whose photos...
Lonely Planet review
A dozen or so hip galleries occupy quirky, parrot-colored bungalows in this artist colony. The most lively time to be here is the evening stroll on the third Friday of each month (6pm to 10pm). Otherwise, individual gallery hours can be, mmm, whimsical.