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Things To Do In The Sarasota and Venice, Florida Area

Siesta Beach, unique for its 99% pure quartz powder-soft, white sand, clear, turquoise water, where visitors spend time to sunbathe, swim, play sports, or simply take a stroll along the shore. File photo: Suncoast Aerials, Shutter Stock, licensed.

SARASOTA, FL – The Sarasota and Venice, Florida area – which includes the barrier islands of Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Anna Maria Island, Manasota Key, and Casey Keyoffer a plethora of fun and exciting things to do, both for locals and the many tourists that flock to the region each year. 

The main draw of the Sarasota islands is the fact that they boast some of the greatest beaches anywhere on the planet, including Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, which has garnered a long list of awards, including America’s Best Beach, Top U.S. Family Beach, and #11 Best Beach in the World. 

Siesta Key, Venice, Lido Key, and Longboat Key offer beautiful white sand beaches with crystal-clear water, offering a multitude of fun in the form of countless fun water sports and outdoor activities. 

Among the more well-known beaches of the region are Coquina Beach, located on the southern end of Anna Maria Island on the Gulf of Mexico; Caspersen Beach, just north of Manasota Key; Lido Beach, a family-friendly white sand beach just half a mile from the St. Armands Circle shopping center; Venice Beach, a popular attraction amongst divers who come for its coral reef; and many, many more

But while the beaches are among the very top draws of the region, they aren’t the only reason why people flock to Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key, Longboat Key and St. Armands; they also offer family-friendly activities, incredible tours and attractions, as well as entertainment venues, exquisite retail, and top-ranked restaurants. 

The Sarasota area offers numerous shops and boutiques for clothing, accessories, and souvenirs, and eateries are abundant, ranging from casual to fine dining. There are also many entertainment options, such as laidback bars offering live music and dancing. And for golfers, the Sarasota area has some of the highest-rated courses in the world, such as the Rosedale Gold & Country Club in Bradenton, The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes in Sarasota, and the Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club in Venice, among others

On top of it all, the Sarasota area also has many places to stay, ranging from affordable and comfortable to luxury, resort-style establishment, ensuring that any trip to the region will be a memorable one. 

Visit the MUST DO visitor guide to select through individual lists of activites including Beaches, Attractions, Activities, Family Fun, Tours, Golf, Day Trips, Dining and Nightlife.

Florida Gulf Residential specializes in the areas of SarasotaSiesta KeyBradentonLakewood RanchLongboat KeyVenicePalmer RanchOspreyAnna Maria Island and other Gulf Coast communities. Feel free to give us a call at (941) 304-1975 so we can answer any questions you may have.



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