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.