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Why Famous
  • Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota County is the second best beach in America.
  • Cà d’Zan: A Mediterranean Revival residence was the winter home of the American circus owner John Ringling and his wife Mable.
  • The Historic Asolo Theater: It is the largest Equity theatre in Florida and the largest Repertory theatre in the Southeastern United State.
Facts Destination
  • County created in 1921.
  • It may be named for a word in the indigenous Calusa language meaning Point of Rocks or Place of the Dance.
  • Some believe that it was named after the daughter of famous explorer Hernando de Soto\'s daughter Sara.
  • Sarasota County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.

 

Area Info
  • Its county seat is Sarasota.
  • Part of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • Total area of 725 square miles.

 

Why Visit
  • Historic Spanish Point : is a 30 acre museum and environmental complex.
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art : offers twenty-one galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American, and contemporary art.
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: extensive botanical gardens dedicated to research and collections of orchids and bromeliads.
  • Myakka River State Park: one of the state\'s largest and oldest parks.
  • Sarasota Classic Car Museum: houses about 100 vintage rare cars and ones owned by famous people.
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens: includes native and exotic plants, such as the Australian nut tree, a bunya-bunya tree, the largest Norfolk Island pine in Florida and many more.

 

Best Time
  • Winter.
Transport
  • Airports: Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Venice Municipal Airport, Major highways and state roads.
  • Interstate 75: U.S. Highway 41, State Road 789, 758, 780, 776, 72, 681.
  • Public transportation: Sarasota County Area Transit.

 

Lifestyle
  • Englewood Beach, Burr Smidt Memorial Chili Cookoff, Florida Sunshine Pod Cookoff, Sun-N-Fun RV Resort Chili Cookoff.
  • Florida Winefest & Auction.
  • Annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival.