Sarasota -Southside Village
Nestled along the Gulf Coast, just 61 miles south of Tampa and 76 miles north of Ft. Myers, Sarasota is home to unprecedented beaches, a lively arts and culture scene, and a culinary landscape that continues to turn heads.
Seven beach destinations along Florida’s Gulf Coast call Sarasota home, and one of them has been rated the number one beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach; Siesta Key. TripAdvisor ranked Siesta Key as the number two beach in America, and number 16 in the world!
Sarasota is sometimes called the “Cultural Coast of Florida”. It boasts one of the top 100 Fine Art Shows according to Sunshine Arts Magazine. The Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts draws some of the best artists from around the nation, showcasing unique creations including sculptures, paintings jewelry, photography and more. Held in February, the Sarasota Festival of the Arts is in its 27th year.
And, of course, the food. Did you know that Sarasota has one of the highest concentrations of Zagat-rated restaurants in Florida? Sarasota greets its residents and visitors with a vast array of global cuisine that’s created at the hands of some of the nation’s most renowned chefs. Foodies lovers from all over can savor some of the state’s best cuisine at award-winning venues that offer picturesque views of the beach, as well as Sarasota’s cityscapes.
Book your tour now, and experience the food and culture of Sarasota!