You Can’t Be Bored In Sarasota Unless You Want To Be!

One of Florida’s primary Gulf Coast cities, Sarasota offers visitors an eclectic blend of culture and fine dining, circus thrills and pristine beaches, and a wide array of shopping opportunities. Sarasota is now listed as the Happiest Place to live. Something people in Sarasota always knew but it’s now confirmed by a survey by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®. .

Sarasota is rich in art and music.  No matter your taste in art, Saraosta has it.  Whether your taste in art leans more toward circus posters, Rubens and Poussin, seashell creations, sand sculptures, or the new art of the Ringling School of Art students, it’s here.

Your theatre fever can be filled by the Foreign Film Festival, the Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Island Players, Lemon Bay Playhouse, or Theatre Works.


If you want to add music to your diet, you could begin with the Florida West Coast Symphony, Key Chorale, Gloria Musicae, the Jazz Club of Sarasota, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Sarasota Blues Society, Sarasota Opera Association, or the Sarasota Concert Band.

The Sarasota area has a long history as the winter training home of many Major League Baseball teams. The Baltimore Orioles hold their annual Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium. The Pittsburg Pirates are just up the road in Bradenton.

Sarasota is also home to a number of very popular annual events that draw visitors from across the country. Among them are the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix  over July 4th weekend, Thunder by the Bay motorcycle festival in January, Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash in April.

Sarasota is home to dozens of golf courses including a short 9 hole course to courses that have hosted PGA tour events.