Selby Botanical Gardens is 15-acres in Downtown Sarasota. It is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns, and other tropical plants. Visit their website at Selby Botanical Gardens
Bayfront Park is within walking distance to El Tropicale. Walking trails, restaurants, boat rentals and much more in this beautiful park on Sarasota's bayfront! Visit Bayfront Park. We have a beautiful mural of this lovely site in our courtyard!
UTC is not called the "center of it all" for nothing. With over 200 nationally recognized and locally owned shops and boutiques, and nearly 100 restaurants and cafes, there's so much to enjoy. We're also steps from some of Sarasota-Bradenton's most popular destinations.The Mall at UTC
Our manatees, sharks, sea turtles and otters are ready to meet you 365 days a year at Mote Aquarium, located just minutes from downtown Sarasota and Lido Beach. Visitors can explore touch pools, hands-on exhibits and windows into the science and conservation of Mote Marine Laboratory. Come have a blast and discover why Science Is The Attraction!
PopStroke is an experiential golf and casual dining concept merging a dynamic, technologically-advanced golf environment with food and beverage. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, PopStroke has a dedicated team of experienced professionals in the food, beverage, and hospitality fields. You'll find an expansive variety of craft beer, wine, ice cream, and food to enjoy on or off the course. PopStroke infuses technology within the golf experience to create an interactive and competitive atmosphere for all participants. Unique to PopStroke is the PopStroke App and jumbotron leaderboard. Each guest keeps a PopStroke TaylorMade commemorative ball with their round of golf.PopStroke Putt Putt Golf at the UTC
Your Sunday Tradition
Sundays start fresh at the Farmers' Market at Lakewood Ranch, located at Waterside Place. Come experience this curated gathering of the best flavors in the region, including organic produce, baked goods, pet products, flowers, and prepared foods from 90+ vendors year-round.Farmers Market at Lakewood Ranch
The charter for The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was officially established in 1927, and construction on the building began in 1928. When it was completed in 1930, the pink Italianate museum was reminiscent of a Renaissance palazzo, with its U-shaped design and long loggias enveloping a courtyard. The two wings of the museum, which originally contained a total of twenty-one galleries, are connected by a marble bridge, upon which stands a bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David.
In 1924, John and Mable Ringling commissioned renowned American architect Dwight James Baum (1886 – 1939) to design Ca’ d’Zan as their new winter residence. Completed in late 1926, this glamorous Mediterranean Revival style mansion represents a pastiche of historical influences combined with unique and whimsical design features. The mansion’s 36,000 square feet and 56 rooms include five guest suites, a service wing, a ballroom, a play room, a tap room, and a great hall. Ca’ d’Zan’s interior design was closely overseen by Mable Ringling and combines a range of European stylistic elements with attention to comfort and detail throughout.
BIRD KEY PARK AKA RINGLING BRIDGE WALK
This park is a popular location to fish, bike, enjoy the sunset, launch a canoe or kayak or walk your leashed pet. Located just before you exit the south side of the John Ringling Causeway. It also has two pavilions, with picnic tables, and a public restroom. Park is open 5 a.m. – 11 p.m., daily. Owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District.Bird Key Park & Ringling Causeway