Big Cat Habitat has live shows with real tigers!
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Get your sugar rush at Kilwin’s!
Head over to Surf Shack for their famous $4 tacos.
Drum Circle Distilling has tours of the distillery and a full tasting room!
Brick’s Smoked Meats is serving up authentic Texas BBQ in SRQ.
Florida Studio Theatre has cabaret and main stage subscriptions available.
Jdubs Brewing Company has tours of the brewery and a taproom for tasting and hanging out.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has an impressive event calendar packed with performances.
MADE has injected bold flavors into home-style classics on Sarasota’s Main Street.
Myakka River State Park is one of the largest and oldest state parks.
Blue Rooster has live music every day and big time southern flavors.
Visit Lolita Tartine for a fresh baked croissant or a flavorful tartine.
Cask & Ale is the premier location in Sarasota for late night drinks and appetizers.
Dating back to the early 1930’s, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens have been part of the Sarasota community for generations.
Mozzarella Fella makes fresh mozzarella daily for their lunch and dinner menus!
Yoder’s has homemade pies made from scratch and a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Mattison’s City Grille offers a unique outdoor atmosphere on a city street. With plenty of fans and shade, the restaurant is a great spot to grab some grub, day or night – and all four seasons.
This open-air restaurant is located directly on the water, keeping a cool breeze flowing year-round. With a laid back atmosphere and tons of friendly faces, you’ll want to put The Old Salty Dog on your ‘must try’ list.
There’s a funky little shack on Siesta Key where we can get together and make jewelry. Owner Kristine has been beading forever. Beads are her passion, and it’s evident when you visit.
After leaving behind a swanky corporate job in Silicon Valley, Kathryn discovered her creative gift and created a place to share it with her lucky visitors. She quite literally drove off into the California fog, said a little prayer and hoped for the best.
Since that day, Scott has made more than 4,000 tube dudes, sending them to 48 countries. Every single tube dude is original. Before he creates his piece, he talks to the buyer to learn something about them he can incorporate into the statue.
If you’re looking for an epicurean experience to remember, don’t miss Columbia Restaurant in St. Armands Circle.
From beachwear to bead art, you can fill your travel bag with a unique Sarasota souvenir when you go shopping in Siesta Key. Stop by the Front Desk on your way back to the Hotel Indigo Sarasota to show us all your loot and treasures. We love seeing what you find out there!
You’re always on Island time when you’re at Tommy Bahama. But the best time to be at Tommy Bahama is Happy Hour.
Bijou Cafe is located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota’s Theatre + Arts District, across the street from the Sarasota Opera House. What was once a Texaco gas station is now a quaint continental restaurant with modern flair.
At age 16, while living in England, Ionie Bergs was doing the paper rounds to make some extra cash. Because her father had died of a heart attack at only 38 years old, Ionie began reading up on nutrition. She dreamed of someday starting a healthy restaurant. But instead of going the culinary route, she chose business school.
This is a place for beer drinkers who are curious about their beer. Not for guzzlers, but for those inquisitive imbibers who care to learn about the unique combinations of hops and barley responsible for their buzz on a warm summer’s day.
Station 400’s history is a bit of a mystery, with one guest purporting the location was a working train station in the 60s and another telling us it was never functional. But if you take a look at all the vintage photos on the restaurant walls, it certainly appears to have welcomed passengers.
“Drink coffee, sleep later.” That’s Lelu’s motto.
Nobody, that’s who. The real story behind one of Sarasota’s best-loved breakfast spots begins with two friends on a power walk over a bridge.
Get Loose Tea & Art takes its name from loose tea leaves and the motto of its owner:
“We have serious tea, but not to be taken too seriously,” says Lisa Feistel, who opened the shop in 2015.
They call it an ‘ode to old Florida living.’
Tucked in the heart of downtown, you’ll enjoy the Southern hospitality, service, atmosphere – and the food.
When you come to Sarasota with your pet, you probably want to explore our coastal town with him, too. Sarasota is very dog-friendly, with a variety of parks and restaurants for running, playing, or enjoying a bite while watching the sunset.
We’ve compiled a list of the best, by neighborhood:
Get out and make friends, or just go be friendly with the friends you already have.
Every Sunday, one hour before the sun goes down, crowds flock to Siesta Key for a community drum circle, where everyone is welcome.