Sarasota Vacations & Travel Packages!
A city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the US state of Florida, Sarasota is famous for its environmental and cultural amenities, resorts, beaches, and several other tourist attractions. This city is located on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Sarasota is home to a number of interesting museums, romantic restaurants, beautiful gardens, and a wide range of attractions, making this city an excellent weekend destination for tourists. For tourists who want to explore the city when it’s less crowded, the best times to visit Sarasota are from March to May and between September and November. Most comfortable weather to enjoy Sarasota vacation is in the months of December, January and February. In these months, Sarasota's streets will be packed with cars and its attractions filled with swarms of visitors. For partially thinned crowds, travelers can visit this city between June and August; however, there are lots of rain and humidity in July and August. If traveling this city in peak season, it is smart to book Sarasota vacation package in advance in order to avoid paying extra.
Places of Interest in Sarasota
A fine art museum located on Bay Shore Road, the Ringling is among the top tourist attractions in the city. This museum boasts 21 galleries of American Art, contemporary art, Asian art, European paintings, and ancient artifacts from Cyprus. The items put on show in the museum include more than 10,000 objects including drawings, decorative arts, prints, photographs, and sculptures that vary from antiquity to modern art. The Ringling displays works by Ruben, Velauez, Bernini, Duchamp, Boudin, Poussin, Gainsborough, and more.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Nestled in the Hudson Bayou neighborhood, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is located on South Palm Avenue bordering the Sarasota Bay. This immense botanical garden covers area of seven acres and focus on collecting and showcasing epiphytes such as orchids and bromeliads and their ecosystems. These gardens boasts the most varied collection of bromeliads in the world and feature more than 20 different habitats such as mangroves, bamboo, succulents, live oaks, and many more.
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, located on the Palmer Boulevard in Sarasota, is a haven for big cats and several other animals. This sanctuary mainly focuses on caring and rescuing exotic cats and other animals and educating visitors about the importance and need of wildlife conservation. It also features three large habitats with swimming pools and plants to create natural settings.