Sarasota may be known for its beautiful beaches, but there are many other fun and exciting attractions that are worth a visit. Taking a trip to the area can be filled with interesting activities like taking a tropical nature cruise, learning about the city's vibrant art community, or strolling through a botanical gardens. Here are a few of our favorite Sarasota attractions and landmarks that are waiting for you to explore, no matter if you're a local or just visiting for the weekend.

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Ringling Museum of Art
4.7  5 Rating (4)
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota FL, 34243
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota hosts a variety of events, has rental facilities and features one of the most beautiful gardens on a 66-acre...
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
5.0  5 Rating (2)
900 S Palm Ave, Sarasota FL, 34236
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a premier outdoor destination in Sarasota which houses thousands of colorful and exotic plants including a collection...
Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy
5.0  5 Rating (1)
2121 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL, 34234
Cheerful gallery featuring offbeat, contemporary paintings, sculpture & other artwork.
The Celery Fields
Travel & Recreation $
6893 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota FL, 34240
The 360+ acre site is also the County's primary storm water collection zone, allowing it to serve a dual purpose of public safety and recreation. Wetlands...
Livingston's Amusement Center
Travel & Recreation $$
5947 Clark Center Ave, Sarasota FL, 34238
Smoke-Free! OPEN EVERYDAY Including Holidays: Billiards, Arcade, Prize Center, Indoor gokarts, Bumper cars, Bazooka Ball Battle Arena, Full Bar, Food Menu...
Crowley Museum & Nature Center
Travel $
16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota FL, 34240
President / Board Chair- Dixie Resnick Vice President- Dean Crowley Treasurer- Phillip Nye Secretary- Ruby Jo Brew Directors- Jeff Scarbrough, Susan...
LeBarge Tropical Cruises
Travel $$
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota FL, 34236
Narrated Dolphin Watch and Sightseeing Cruises and Tropical Sunset Cruise w/ live Entertainment. Enjoy a narrated sightseeing cruise combining Sarasota's...
Bayfront Park
5.0  5 Rating (3)
316 N Bay Blvd, Anna Maria FL, 34216
Waterfront park in Anna Maria, FL
Lido Key
Real Estate $$
Sarasota FL, 34236
Gorgeous sandy beaches and pristine gulf waters collide at the luxurious beaches of the Lido Key. Located just off the coast of Sarasota, Florida, this...