The Perfect Sarasota DayOne day to spend in Sarasota isn’t nearly enough. You can live here your whole life and not see and experience everything the area has to offer. Here's the best way to enjoy as much as you can if you only have one day here in Sarasota.
10:00 AM - Go to see Ca d’Zan at the Ringling Museum. You can also fit in the amazing Circus Museum while you are at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
Noon - Travel over the Ringling Bridge to Lido Key & St. Armand’s Circle for lunch at the World Famous Columbia Restaurant. Reservations recommended. Get the 1905 Salad! Walk off your lunch with some shopping on Lido Key.
2:00 PM - Head over to City Island just north of St. Armand’s and spend a few hours at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium!
4:30 PM - Drive over the north bridge to Siesta Key for dinner at the World Famous Siesta Key Oyster Bar!
6:00 PM - Head to the beach for sunset. Siesta Key Public Beach is the best spot. Nothing like watching the sunset with your toes in the sand.
8:00 PM - Walk back to Siesta Key Village for drinks at Siesta Key Oyster Bar, The Cottage, Beach Club Siesta Key or Daiquiri Deck.
Lodging - Sarasota Downtown and anything on or near Siesta Key is the best option.
The Next Morning - Sun Garden Cafe is the best option if you stay on Siesta Key. MADE Restaurant has some very unique and delicious options if you stay downtown.
No Time to Sit & Eat -
Healthy: CROP Juice is a famous chain of Sarasota coldpressed juice stores. Grab your delicious healthy breakfast to go!
Alternative: Grab La Dona Donuts on the way out of town. Best Donuts in Sarasota!
Have a safe trip home and be prepared to spend more than a day in Sarasota on your next visit!
If you need a place to stay right in the heart of Siesta Key Village, feel free to check our availability! We've got furnished large 2 bedroom condos with kitchens and a heated outdoor pool.
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