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Destination guide

Travel to arty Sarasota

Come and experience Sarasota and its art galleries, museums and theatre scene. This city's gardens, beaches and bird watching draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Mote Marine Aquarium. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Sarasota

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Sarasota a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Coconuts Family Entertainment Center (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Rolling Green Golf Club (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Bobby Jones Golf Complex (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Evie's Golf Center (4.9 mi / 8 km)
  • Gulf Gate Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Sarasota

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sarasota

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Sarasota is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Venice Beach (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Island Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Sarasota Childrens Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Sarasota

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 30.1 mi (48.5 km) away.

Where to stay near Sarasota?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,064 holiday rentals near Sarasota. From 2,290 Houses to 3,704 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sarasota is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sarasota?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sarasota:

  • Palmer Ranch: 341 holiday homes
  • Lido Key: 1,842 holiday homes
  • Indian Beach Sapphire Shores: 69 holiday homes
  • Bayou Oaks: 53 holiday homes
  • Arlington Park: 151 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sarasota?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Sarasota. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Canopy Walkway and Boylston Nature Trail: 4,807 holiday rentals
  • Sarasota International Convention Center: 8,069 holiday rentals
  • Payne Park: 8,353 holiday rentals
  • St. Armands Circle: 8,336 holiday rentals
  • Nathan Benderson Park: 7,152 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sarasota listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sarasota?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,290 Houses in Sarasota. Our other popular types of Sarasota holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,704 holiday houses
  • Villas: 417 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 249 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sarasota?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,321 holiday homes with pool available in Sarasota. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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