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Sarasota Holidays 2023 & 2024
The beautiful city of Sarasota, situated north of Fort Myers, is considered one of Florida‘s hidden gems. With its warm temperatures, relaxed atmosphere and many cultural attractions, a Sarasota beach holiday is perfect for those wanting to sit back and enjoy the miles of soft sandy beaches and clear shallow waters.
Sarasota is well known for being home to the world-famous Ringling Museum of Arts, a 66-acre estate that includes the Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan, Bayfront Gardens and many more cultural attractions. Established in 1927, the museum houses over 10,000 different artefacts and is a popular spot with tourists and locals in Sarasota. Just 4.5 miles south of the Ringling Museum, you'll find the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens fronting Sarasota Bay. Whether you are a green-fingered keen gardener or prefer not to get your hands dirty, the 15-acre grounds offer peaceful seating areas where you can admire the world's most stunning displays of orchids, ferns and old banyan trees. The Koi Pond and butterfly garden are the perfect settings for children, and with an elevated children's rainforest, Botanical Gardens is the magical day out for all the family.
Known for its miles of soft sand and crystal blue waters, Sarasota is the ideal beach holiday for those wanting the ultimate relaxing break. Admire the scenic and breathtaking views from a spectacular angle, and see Sarasota as you've never seen it before. Head out onto the water and let your adventurous side shine on a jet ski. Take a look from above with parasailing, or take advantage of the tranquil and still surroundings and enjoy a free yoga class on one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. At the end of the day, be sure to turn to the west and witness the glowing sun submerge into the glistening horizon as another perfect day in paradise draws to a close.
St. Armands Circle is a popular spot with locals and tourists. Serving fresh local seafood daily at many of its independent restaurants, you can dine outside and take in the electric atmosphere of the Circle. There is a range of vegetarian restaurants, including the famous Leaf & Lentil and Beauty of Sprouts, as well as a number of sports bars, taverns and restaurants serving everything from texas barbecue to steaks and Italian cuisine. You'll find something to satisfy your tastebuds. For a laid-back nightlife scene, head to Siesta Key Oyster Bar and Blue Rooster and enjoy the relaxing live music, local beers and a blend of the finest cocktails.
The weather in Sarasota remains mild and pleasant throughout the year. Although it is common for Sarasota to experience regular rainfall, temperatures very rarely drop, with the coldest month, January, remaining a warming 13°C. If its heat you seek, the hottest months in Sarasota are May to November, with temperatures reaching a toasty 32°C. With roughly 250 days of sun each year, you'll always be able to explore the beauty of this delightful city.
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9h flight time from UKOrlando International Airport (MCO) & Tampa International Airport (TPA)There are direct flights from the UK with Virgin, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta. Aer Lingus, TUI