Attractions & Things To Do

The Florida sun coast has something for everyone….every day of the year! From the beach to the theater, from fine dining to casual cafes to hot night spots. Oh, and don’t forget golf, tennis, swimming, shelling, hiking, jogging, camping… And the fish, dolphins at Mote Aquarium, alligators at Myakka State Park, manatees at the South Florida Museum, and Winter the dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Or all the attractions at Busch Gardens. In addition, a short drive away is Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios!
Ringling Brothers Circus

Beaches
Beaches

The Sarasota-Bradenton area is filled with some of the world’s best beaches. Our mild waves and white sand beaches make for the perfect combination. Our beaches are perfect for playing in the water, or staying dry and relaxing up on shore. If you haven’t been to our beaches yet, its about time you experience them for yourself!


Business & Government
Sarasota Manatee Business and Government

There are many great ways to get involved with local business and government in the Bradenton and Sarasota area. As many people know, this part of Florida is known for being friendly. Go out and become a part of our friendly city by getting involved with our local business or government. Please take advantage of the resources listed below in order to get the ball rolling!


Dog Parks

Sarasota and Bradenton have some of the best and friendliest dog parks in the area. If you want the best for your dog, Sarasota can offer just what you need. Here are some parks located in Sarasota County that allow pets.
creekwood-dog-park

Entertainment

Whether you prefer to take a tour of the prestigious Ringling Museum of Art, critique the latest low budget documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival, catch the latest Broadway production at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, or meander through the pristine art boutiques of St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota surely offers something to cleanse the pallet of even the most eclectic art and entertainment enthusiast.
Sarasota Bradenton Theater

Golf Courses: Manatee County, Sarasota County

Manatee and Sarasota counties are a golfer’s paradise, offering year-round playing and enjoyment.  There are golf courses for every level of golfer, many developed by renowned course designers.  Check out the courses, public, private or semi-private, number of holes, par for the course, and a phone number for making tee times.
Calusa Lakes Golf Communities

Health Care

Along with all the exciting amenities of Sarasota and Bradenton, our residents also can count on being cared for if anything were to happen. In fact, the Sarasota area has some of the best medical services in the country. No matter your situation, you can rest assure that you can get the medical attention you need without traveling far at all.
Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton Health Care

Places of Worship

Whether you’re planning a move, or been here for years, there is no better way to get connected and plugged into a community then finding your new church or place of worship in Sarasota and Bradenton.  People of like faiths often meet many new friends that feel like family at their places of worship.
Sarasota Church of Hope

Schools and College

There are plenty of great places to receive an education in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Bradenton area. Whether you are a student or parent, you are bound to find a school that is right for you in the Sarasota area. Our elementary, middle, high schools, and colleges, provide our residents with a lasting and worthwhile education.

Weather and Climate

The Sarasota Bradenton area is known for its great weather. In fact, our climate is widely considered to be Florida’s most important natural resources. With overall average high temperature of 83° and an average low of 62°, Florida has very comfortable temperatures almost every month of the year.

Sarasota Weather and Climate Downtown