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
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
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
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
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
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...