Sarasota Links Directory and Travel Resources

(Sarasota, Florida - FL, USA)

An inviting city boasting a beautiful coastal setting in sunny western Florida, Sarasota enjoys good connections to Tampa and is only around three hours away from the theme park capital that is Orlando. Without question it is the gorgeous beaches that ensure this small city's big personality and popularity.

Lido Beach is one of the most notable in the Sarasota area, being located across the bay and connected by the John Ringling Causeway. Fronting Roberts Bay, Siesta Key is where you will find Palm Island, Siesta Beach and the various resorts of Siesta Village. For families, the Mote Aquarium will likely make for an enjoyable afternoon out, while camping at the Myakka River State Park can prove an economical alternative to beachfront hotels.

Visitors who are intending to visit this part of Florida should take a look at the Sarasota links listed here.

Travel and Tourism

Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) - Official Website - 1777 Main Street.

Sarasota County - Government Website - 1660 Ringling Boulevard.

Mote Marine Laboratory / Aquarium - 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art - 5401 Bay Shore Road.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens - 3701 Bay Shore Road.

Children's Garden - 1670 10th Way.

Circus Sarasota - 777 North Tamiami Trail.

Historic Spanish Point - 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey.

Crowley Museum and Nature Center - 16405 Myakka Road.

South Florida Museum (including Parker Manatee Aquarium and Bishop Planetarium) - 201 10th Street, Bradenton.

Sarasota Classic Car Museum - 5500 North Tamiami Trail.

Art Center Sarasota - 707 North Tamiami Trail.

Sarasota Hotels and Accommodation

Sunsets on the Key - 5203 Avenida Navarra, Siesta Key.

Harrington House Beachfront Bed and Breakfast Inn - 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Longboat Key Club and Resort - 220 Sands Pointe Road, Longboat Key.

Lido Beach Resort - 700 Ben Franklin Drive.

Sun Dial Motor inn - 4108 North Tamiami Trail (US Highway 41).

Best Western Midtown Sarasota - 1425 Tamiami Trail South (US Highway 41).

Best Western Gateway - Siesta Key / Sarasota - 6600 South Tamiami Trail.

The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel - 1540 Ben Franklin Drive.

Hotel Ranola - 118 Indian Place.

AmericInn Hotel and Suites - 5931 Fruitville Road.

Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota - 8270 North Tamiami Trail.

Turtle Beach Resort Hotel and Marina - 9049 Midnight Pass Road.

Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch - 6231 Lake Osprey Drive.

Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport - 8009 15th Street East.

Hyatt Regency Sarasota - 1000 Boulevard of the Arts.

Hampton Inn Sarasota - 5995 Cattleridge Boulevard.

Hampton Inn and Suites Sarasota / Bradenton Airport - 975 University Parkway.

Turtle Beach Campground (Gulf Beach Travel Trailer Park) - Turtle Beach Park, 8862 Midnight Pass Road.

Sarasota Airports

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport - 6000 Airport Circle / 15th Street East/ University Parkway / North Tamiami Trail US-41.

Tampa International Airport - 4424 North West Shore Boulevard / George J. Bean Parkway / Bessie Coleman Boulevard.

Venice Municipal Airport - 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice.

Saint Petersburg - Clearwater International Airport - 14700 Terminal Boulevard, Clearwater.

Car Hire, Taxi, Limo and Railway

Yellow Cab - 2011 Cornell Street.

Diplomat Taxi - 5421-A 15th Street East.

Prime Time Limousines - 8250 15th Street East.

Practical Car Rental - 3416 South Osprey Avenue.

Jack's Rent-a-Car - 4502 North Tamiami Trail.