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The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel offers a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico with 600 feet of private beach, 179 spacious newly updated guest rooms with free Wi-Fi throughout the property, small refrigerators, coffee makers, in-room safes and a morning newspaper. This charming island resort has two restaurants, a lounge, pool bar, room service and the service you’ve come to expect that made the Helmsley Hotels famous. Offering sailing, water vehicles, volleyball, a fully staffed recreation department, two heated pools and a gift shop. Convenient location and free parking, just one mile to St. Armands Circle’s upscale shopping and dining. Golf and tennis nearby. For reservations, call (800) 225-2181 or contact your travel agent.

(941) 388-2181 (800) 225-2181 1540 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota www.HelmsleySandcastle.com


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Sink your toes into our amazing sands

Be inspired by our world-class art and culture

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cover photography Sandy days at Blind Pass Beach, by Dick Dickinson

Your can’t-miss vacation list 6 SARASOTA’S SPLENDOR Explore our natural world 10 ART & CULTURE World-class cultural experiences 14 DINING Where food is both art and fun 16 THE SPORTING LIFE Get active, get outdoors!

INFORMATION 20 ATTRACTIONS 25 AREA MAP 27 GOLF COURSES 28 WEDDINGS 29 RESTAURANTS 32 SHOPPING 35 ACCOMMODATIONS 42 VACATION HOMES 42 CAMPING 47 VISITOR SERVICES

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The Official Sarasota & Her Islands Visitors Guide® 2011 is published for the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau by Miles Media Group, Inc., 6751 Professional Parkway W., Suite 200, Sarasota, FL 34240. Steve Berlin, Group Publisher; Janet Fusco, Executive Editor; Evelyn Esperança, Art Director. Erin Duggan, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau Editor; Bernie Gottschalk, Advertising Sales. The CVB would like to thank Barbara Banks; Dick Dickinson; Glenn Hastings; Nicole Pincus; Herb Booth; Stephanie Dubsky Photography; Marc Ellis/H2O Pictures; Al Gordon; Mote Aquarium; Eric Nalpas; Alex Stafford; Amy Steinmetz; and Bill Somach Photography and all of the partners of the SCVB for contributing images for this guide. All rights reserved; reproduction in whole or in part prohibited without written permission of the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau. Copyright 2010. Partial funding provided by the Tourist Development Council, Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners.


BEACHES QUICK GUIDE

Sarasota Bay QUICK POINT NATURE PRESERVE On the extreme southern end of Longboat Key, Quick Point offers a scenic bay beach and excellent bird watching in two lagoon environments. A short nature trail takes you through mangroves.

TURTLE BEACH PARK This multi-faceted, small beach also offers a canoe/ kayak launch (with great bird watching and fishing nearby), a playground and campground.

Longboat Key Lido Key LIDO BEACH Just a quick stroll in bedazzled flip flops from chic St. Armands Circle, Lido is known for its white sands, jewel green waters and – surprisingly – a swimming pool.

Siesta Key SIESTA BEACH Ahhh, the perfect, powdersoft sand (just one reason Dr. Beach made this his #2 pick nationwide in 2010). A great place to walk, run, people-watch or play beach volleyball.

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NORTH JETTY PARK Watch the boats zoom through the Venice Inlet, see fishermen cast a line from the jetty, picnic under shade trees, or swim in the glorious Gulf.

NOKOMIS BEACH Scenic boardwalks cross over the dunes at this pretty Gulffront county park. Across the street, you may fish or launch a boat in the Intracoastal.

CASPERSEN BEACH Dune formations, small sand “cliffs” that offer morning shade, and rock formations with good snorkeling highlight this pristine setting. Hunt for shells and prehistoric sharks teeth here.

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VENICE BEACH A 1950s-era concession stand harkens back to the golden age of postcard perfect Florida travel. The beach here is still just as beautiful.

BLIND PASS BEACH With nature trails, excellent fishing, a canoe launch, playground, and access to both the Gulf and Lemon Bay, it’s surprising that this beach is such a well-kept secret.

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can’t-miss uniquely Sarasota & Her Islands experiences Ask a local why he or she first fell in love with Sarasota, and you may find that person waxing poetic. The discussion might lean toward the quiet beauty of the Myakka River at sunrise… the incredible softness of Siesta’s sands... the sweet and heady fragrance of orange blossoms… the unbelievable variety of wildlife and nature experiences here… or the vibrant arts, culture and culinary scene that makes up both our largest city and our charming small towns. This is truly a special place, where both the simplest of pleasures – and the most sophisticated – can be treasured with family and friends. The pages of this visitor’s guide – along with our official website, www. sarasotafl.org – will help you explore some of the places and ways it’s so easy to fall in love with Sarasota. A few ideas to get you started: SIESTA BEACH Quite possibly one of the world’s most satisfying sandy experiences. This amazing strand (named the #2 beach in the nation by Dr. Beach in 2010) is the place to people-watch, play volleyball, relax in calm Gulf waters, or walk for miles. The sand is as white and soft as talcum powder.

WATERFRONT DINING From flip-flop-casual to special-occasionwonderful, lunch or dinner by the water has never tasted or looked so good. Try the Old Salty Dog or Phillippi Creek Village Oyster Bar for fish-shack fare, go resort-casual at the Crow’s Nest or Turtles, or plan a special dinner out at Ophelia’s on the Bay.

MOTE AQUARIUM Pet a stingray, get acquainted with an anemone, meet a manatee: This aquarium carves out its own niche among marine attractions by mixing hi-touch creature encounters with hi-tech attractions, such as the Immersion Cinema. There’s something here for kids of all sizes and ages, including an awesome shark tank.

ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE Sure, it’s a little bit chi chi, but it’s all in fun. Even if you don’t have a trust fund, come to dine al fresco and watch the world stroll by, window shop at high-end boutiques, eat ice cream under the shade of a palm, or dance the salsa at night.

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MYAKKA CANOPY WALKWAY When you want to see the world in a whole new way, there’s no reason it can’t be from the top. Nature lovers should head straight to Myakka River State Park’s canopy walkway, one of only about a dozen in the world open to the public – the view from the 74foot observation tower is spectacular. SARASOTA’S BAYFRONT Peruse charter and sightseeing boat options; dine waterfront at landmark Marina Jack or tikicasual O’Leary’s; ramble around Island Park with your partner or your pooch; admire public art; play in the kiddie fountain… it’s all open-air sunshiny goodness.

WATER FUN However you do it, make a plan to see Sarasota waterside. Hop on a Jet ski or Waverunner to zip through the waves, rent a pontoon boat for a floating good time, glide through the bay on a sunset sailing cruise, or go island-tropical aboard the LeBarge cruise.

WARM MINERAL SPRINGS Soak away your cares at the world’s largest warm mineral springs in North Port. Boasting 87-degree water, this natural spring pumps out nine million gallons of mineral-rich water each day, meaning that it’s completely refreshed for swimmers every two hours. A spa and health-focused café on-site add to the mix. CITY CENTERS Come to downtown Sarasota for a mix of sophistication and SoHo bohemian, with great independent restaurants, quality art galleries, theaters, and an opera house. Find charming boutiques and cafés along the manicured, Mediterranean Venice Mainstreet. And kick back and enjoy casual, Old-Florida style in Englewood’s downtown area.

Tops for kids GLORIOUS GARDENS The kids will love hand-feeding flamingos, posing with tropical birds, and the ever-entertaining bird and animal shows at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Imaginative kids love the whimsical Sarasota Children’s Garden with its secret garden, maze and tree fort. And beautiful Selby Garden offers a butterfly garden, banyan grove and koi pond, plus plenty of room for little ones to stretch their legs. G.WIZ Play “Mindball” with a friend and see who can control mind over matter; get a close-up look at Madagascar hissing cockroaches and native snakes; make a bolt of lightning appear in the Plasma Ball. Learning and entertainment all rolled into one experience… it’s a parent’s dream.

WEDDINGS BY THE SEA A gentle breeze, the murmur of the surf… and a backdrop almost as beautiful as the bride. Say “I do” as the sun sets in the Gulf or host your ceremony at one of our lovely museums or gardens for a day that’s as memorable as anything you’ve dreamed of.

LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS (OH MY!) Rescued exotic animals – including rare white tigers – are the attraction at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Kids and parents can tour the facility (which is typically open on weekends) and watch brief demonstrations with the animals. *Please see the listing sections of this guide for more information on attractions and businesses mentioned in this story.

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Sarasotas Splendor Tiny, violet-hued coquinas ride in on a wave to bury themselves in Siesta’s silky sands… a doe and her fawn rest in the shade of a pine-and-palmetto hammock at Myakka State Park… bottlenose dolphins fish in the surf near the Venice Inlet… a flock of ibis soar in a cloudless sky… the Sarasota area is full of Mother Nature’s miracles. Come to experience them for yourself.

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s we walked the curve of the riverbank at Jelks Preserve in Venice, a friend said something I’ve not forgotten. “Stop,” he said. “Be still. If you look and listen, there’s a whole world around us.” In a few moments, the natural world that had been on the edge of my consciousness came alive: A tree frog’s musical call. The irridescent glimmer of a dragonfly’s wings in dappled sunlight. The deeply earthy scent of the riverbank. A flutter of scrub jay wings in palmetto fronds. Black ants marching past, an army on a quest to a destination I knew not of.

I’ve paddled, hiked and explored nature all over the Sarasota area, in every season. I know how peaceful, even soul-soothing, a day in her outdoors can be. Yet even I had forgotten something important: Stop. Be still. Look and listen. In today’s busy world, we sometimes forget to slow down and celebrate the wonder of nature that once came to us so easily as children. With her beautiful landscapes and amazing outdoor experiences, the Sarasota area is the perfect place to remember.

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1 ‘GATOR WATCH “Watch where you put your paddle!” my canoeing companion said. On that day, the Myakka Lake tributary seemed like a Tarzan movie cometo-life, complete with croc look-alikes. Any day of the year, from a canoe or kayak, or from the park’s observation areas, you will see ‘gators in Myakka River State Park. Also try: Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey; the Myakka River near Snook Haven in Venice.

PADDLER’S PARADISE Bring your own kayak or canoe, or rent one from a local outfitter, but don’t miss the chance to explore Lido Key’s mangrove tunnels. Even in daylight, this canopy of “walking trees” (accessed from the launch at South Lido Nature Park) feels mysterious, but friends tell me that a full moon paddle here can be “awesomely spooky.” As you paddle, you may see tiny mangrove crabs, yellow-crowned night herons, dolphins and even manatees. Other good spots: Myakka River State Park; Oscar Scherer State Park; and Snook Haven (boat concessions are available in all locations).

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3 GREAT HIKES Head to the Crowley Museum and Nature Center where nature trails traverse pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, swamp and marsh – and a newlyrenovated, half-mile boardwalk leads to an observation tower. Or try Myakka River State Park’s Mossy Hammock Trail which offers shade on much of its 2.2-mile path; the park’s Nature Trail, near the famed Canopy Walkway, is quiet and scenic. For a walk near water, try the Jelks Preserve along the Myakka River in Venice or Oscar Scherer State Park’s South Creek trail.

4 FLIPPER AND FRIENDS Keep your eyes peeled for wildlifewatching ops! One memorable Fourth of July, I saw a dolphin and her calf play in Sarasota Bay while fireworks colored the sky. At an Osprey marina, I’ve witnessed the birth of a manatee calf. You may spot dolphins and manatees right from our beaches (and sea turtle nests in summer, too) – or head to the Venice and Nokomis jetties where dolphins are seen every day.


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6 5 FAVE FISHIN’ HOLES If pescephile were a word, my father would be it. No one loves to catch (or eat) finned creatures more than he, and the Sarasota area is deservedly one of his favorite places to wet a line. Dad’s mostloved saltwater fishin’ holes: the Intracoastal Waterway across from Nokomis Beach (at 4 a.m., of course); underneath the Blackburn Point Bridge in Osprey; beneath the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota; and South Lido Park for wade fishing. In freshwater, the branches of the Myakka River, leading out to Charlotte Harbor, fit the bill. Dad’s big splash each year? An offshore charter from Marina Jack.

8 NATURE TOURS If you’ve ever wondered what lies beneath the water’s surface, Sarasota Bay Explorers at Mote Aquarium can help with answers. Biologist-narrated Sea Life Encounter and Nature Safari cruises explore our marine environments, giving kids of all ages an up-close look at puffer fish, stone crabs, sea horses, sand dollars and more. Oscar Scherer State Park, Myakka River State Park and Crowley Museum and Nature Center also offer interpretive programs year ‘round (check out Crowley’s new Children’s Discovery Path with five interactive stations including a zipline).

7 BIRD’S-EYE Every traveling avian enthusiast should have a birding buddy: consider Owen Comora yours. This long-time local birder offers up his favorite spots: the Celery Fields for roseate spoonbills, black-bellied whistling ducks, egrets and herons; Pinecraft Park year ‘round for wrens, herons and anhingas (seasonally for warblers and migrating birds); Oscar Scherer State Park for endangered scrub jays; North Lido Beach and Siesta Beach for shorebirds. Check out www.sarasotaaudubon. org for more.

COOL CAMPSITES Why not set up camp just a hop, skip and a jump from the beach? Turtle Beach Campground’s sites (part of Sarasota County’s Turtle Beach Park) can accommodate RVs up to about 32 feet or tents. Canoes and kayaks are okay, but no motorboats or pets, please. Campers cross over a small dune system to the Gulf, and fishing, a canoe launch, picnic shelters, grills, a playground, volleyball, and horseshoe pits are nearby. Other options: Myakka River State Park’s cabins; Oscar Scherer State Park’s creekside sites; Sun-n-Fun full-service camping resort. www.sarasotafl.org

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AND CULTURE From an art and culture perspective, this is a destination that dreams and delivers big. From our world-class art museum to galleries, opera, ballet, symphony and theater, it’s an explosion of artistic energies. Photos from left: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Sarasota Orchestra; Venice Theatre; Circus Sarasota; Towles Court; Florida Studio Theatre.

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Sarasota attracts wo rld-class acts on tour at the Van Wezel Perfo rming Arts Center. HISTORIC SPANISH POINT This little gem, hidden behind immense oaks along Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, gives insight into early Gulf coast history, from prehistory peoples to the pioneer Webb family to socialite Bertha Potter Palmer. Don’t miss the Native American shell midden behind glass (the only exhibit of its kind in the world). Call ahead for tour times to make the most of your visit.

Visitors can tour a pioneer homestead and learn about the lives of Sarasota’s first settlers at Spanish Point.

THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART It’s an understatement to say that this is the crown jewel of the Sarasota cultural scene. This world-class complex boasts an art museum housing the Ringling’s personal collection of Baroque masterpieces; the Ca d’Zan mansion, a 1920s Venetian Gothic treasure on Sarasota’s bayfront; the Circus Museums with historic costumes, photographs, circus posters and artifacts; and the glorious grounds, including Mable Ringling’s rose garden. All capture the romance of an earlier era.

THE CIRCUS When John Ringling brought the Greatest Show on Earth to Sarasota in 1927, he created a legacy that continues to this day, from The Circus Museums at the Ringling Museum complex to St. Armands Circle’s Circus Ring of Fame to performances of Circus Sarasota and the PAL Sailor Circus. For more history, slideshows and an interactive map of circus landmarks, check out www. sarasotacircus history.com. For a free circus guide, stop in at the Visitors Center at 701 N. Tamiami Tr. or order online at www.sarasotafl.org/ visitors-guide/ order-form.

THEATER This is a town that loves its theater! Don’t miss: Broadway musicals at the seashell-inspired Van Wezel Performing Arts Center; dinner and a show at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, now in its 40th year; the Asolo Repertory Theatre, where it’s possible to watch up to four plays in a single weekend; contemporary works at the intimate Florida Studio Theatre; Venice Theatre in charming downtown Venice; The Players quality community theater; and The Banyan Theater Company during the quieter summer season.

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ARCHITECTURE Structurally speaking, our area is best known for the minimalistic, modern buildings known as the Sarasota School of Architecture, designed from 1940 to 1970. Now, fans of building design can explore this and two other architectural eras on a self-guided tour. Visitors can also stroll charming 1920s-era Venezia Park in Venice where most homes are in the Mediterranean Revival style. For information and brochures, stop in at the Visitors Center at 701 N. Tamiami Tr. in Sarasota.


SARASOTA OPERA Critics say the acoustics are superb at the opera’s 1926 art deco theater in downtown Sarasota, which recently completed a $20 million renovation. Besides the comfort of its ornate surroundings, Sarasota Opera prides itself on offering both familiar and lesserknown works to welcome both novices and opera aficionados.

La Musica brings outstanding international chamber musicians to Sarasota each April.

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FESTIVALS From celebrations of culture such as Sarasota’s Greek Glendi and Venice’s Italian Festival & Carnival (both in February) to celebrity-watching at the Sarasota Film Festival (April), to music festivals ranging from jazz (February/ March) to chamber music (April) to the blues (November), this area finds a way to host a good party. Join us!

ART WALKS Head downtown for two chances to mingle, browse, dine and shop: Palm Avenue’s First Friday celebration offers all this plus live performances from 6 – 9 p.m.; Towles Court opens up its galleries and working artists’ studios from 6 – 10 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. Nearby, in Bradenton, check out Village of the Arts’ ArtWalk, held the first Friday of each month. Please see our Attractions section which begins on page 20 for art & culture listings related to this story.

MUSIC Music lovers find much that delights, including performances from classical to pops by the Venice Symphony and the Sarasota Orchestra. The 130-voice Key Chorale offers concerts October through April. The Artist Series of Sarasota hosts international musicians from October through May. And for three weeks each June, the world’s best young musicians converge here for the Sarasota Music Festival with its classes, lectures and concerts (many open to the public).

SARASOTA BALLET Everything is beautiful at the Gulf Coast’s only professional ballet. The company has thrived under artistic director Iain Webb, performing both classics and debuting modern works. 2010-2011 season highlights include “Out of Denmark” and “Mr. B! A Tribute to George Balanchine.” www.sarasotafl.org

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Food is both art and fun in the Sarasota area. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ONCE SAID THAT THERE IS NO LOVE MORE SINCERE THAN THE LOVE OF FOOD. THERE’S MUCH TO ADORE IN THE SARASOTA AREA, WHERE RESTAURANTS RANGING FROM ULTRASOPHISTICATED TO SAND-BETWEEN-YOUR-TOES CASUAL GRACE THE CULINARY SCENE.

AWARD-WINNERS. When everything has to be just right, Michael’s on East in Sarasota’s Midtown Plaza and Vernona at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, fit the bill. Known for an innovative menu and sophisticated environs, Michael’s was inducted in the Fine Dining Hall of Fame in 2009 by Nation’s Restaurant News, an honor given to only 10 restaurants in the U.S. each year. Food and wine events are held regularly here. Locally-grown, organic cuisine is the hallmark of the Mobil Four-Star Vernona at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, which was recently named “Best Overall Restaurant in Florida” by Florida International magazine. The Bijou Café, a quaint, European-influenced cafe in downtown Sarasota, has earned accolades from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines, among others. And Longboat Key’s Euphemia Haye was named one of “America’s Top 200 Most Romantic Restaurants,” among other awards. T H E O F F I C I A L S A R A S O TA A N D H E R I S L A N D S V I S I T O R S G U I D E

OLD TIME FLORIDA. Snook Haven, Venice. Folks come to this rustic little oak-hammock hideaway on the scenic Myakka River for fried catfish, ‘gator bites and other unpretentious fare, along with live music daily. After your meal, rent a canoe or kayak or take a boat tour to see the river.


Dine here MY OH MY, SAVE ROOM FOR PIE. Troyer’s Dutch Heritage and Yoder’s, Sarasota. One would be hard-pressed to say which of these Sarasota-area Amish institutions offers a better sticks-to-your-ribs meal. One thing is sure: the pies are heaven-sent. FARM FRESH. Fresh produce and friendly faces are found at local farmers markets in downtown Sarasota and Venice (Saturday); at The Dome Flea Market in Venice (Friday through Sunday); and at Siesta Key Village (Sunday). Jessica’s Organic Farm is another great option for veggie lovers. OVER-THE-TOP ENDINGS. The Dessert Room at Euphemia Haye, Longboat Key. Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee, Crêpes Suzette… could an evening end more deliciously than this? Sweets-lovers flock here for the decadent pies, cakes and pastries, too. HEALTH NUT. The Café at Warm Mineral Springs focuses on good-for-you-foods such as salads, wraps and whole-grain dishes – and even offers an organic microbrew. In Sarasota, also worthy of note is the cheerful Simon’s Coffee House, known for the freshest ingredients and delicious breads, and newcomer Veg with both vegetarian and seafood dishes. GOING GLUTEN-FREE. If gluten is a concern, try Cosimo’s Brick Oven and Cosimo’s Too, both in Sarasota, or Vertoris Pizza House in Bradenton. The Island Gluten Free Bakery, east of the Stickney Point Bridge in Sarasota, is a great option too.

LATE NIGHT. Munchies 4:20 Café. This culinary ode to excess was featured on Man V. Food (host Adam Richman called the wings a “fiery inferno”). If you dare, try the “Fat Sandy” sandwich (two cheeseburgers, mac ‘n’ cheese, chicken fingers, onion rings and other stuff sure to require medical intervention). Polish it off with a fried Twinkie. Open 4:20 p.m. to 4:20 a.m.

BUNGALOW BEAUTIES. Charming settings add to delightful dining: In Sarasota, try The Breakfast House for fantastic food in a Key West setting or Owen’s Fish Camp for rustic dining in historic Burns Court. Luna’s in charming downtown Venice has great pizza and enormous pasta dishes. Or enjoy a relaxing meal under the shade of the big oak at Café de la Bay in Englewood.

50s DRIVE-IN. The Hob Nob, Sarasota. This icon on the north side of town has been serving up the classics – burgers, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, shakes and floats – since 1957. Outdoor seating at breakfast and lunch.

BEACH BAR. The Daiquiri Deck and S.K.O.B., Siesta Village. Suit required (bathing suit, that is). Technicalities aside (they aren’t actually on the sand), these two little open-air joints are quintessential beach bar: totally laid-back, lots of seafood, plenty of people-watching. S.K.O.B. has live tunes; Daiquiri Deck has outrageous drink choices.

For more information on dining, please refer to the listings on page 29, or visit www.sarasotafl.org. Visit www.freshoriginals.com to learn more about independent restaurateurs in the Sarasota area. www.sarasotafl.org

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HEY BATTER BATTER! Baltimore Orioles fans have some rejoicing to do: Now they can watch their favorite team’s spring training games in one of the most beautiful cities in the South! It’s a great (and inexpensive) way to entertain the family.

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THE SPORTING LIFE has never been so much fun. Whether you want to cheer during a chukker, ride a wave, show up for dawn patrol at a local course, or just plain enjoy America’s favorite pastime, the Sarasota area is sporting good fun.

CALM SURF Well, no, it’s not Hawaii 5-0. In fact, our calm Gulf waters mean that this is a super place to skim board (local beach shops offer boards if you didn’t bring your own). Watch the surf line, take a few running steps with your board, throw it down, and ride!

GREAT GOLF No matter whether you spend most of your game in a bunker, or are ready to play with the pros: Sarasota offers some exceptional courses at terrific values. Try Bobby Jones (a 1927 Donald Ross design), a standout municipal course among scores of great golfing options.

ROW YOUR BOAT or watch someone else row hers. Even if you’ve never sat in a scull, it’s fun to watch a regatta at Nathan Benderson Park off University Parkway. The park is slated to become a world-class rowing facility; a boathouse, canoe rentals and biking/hiking paths are in the works.

POLO! The sport typically has a certain “entertainment for the elite” aura, but not here in Sarasota. Tickets are just $10 for the Sunday matches (1 p.m. late Dec. through mid-April) in Lakewood Ranch. Tailgating is encouraged and kids and dogs (the latter on leash) are welcome.

BEST PLACES TO CYCLE, WALK OR RUN Quiet, exclusive Casey and Manasota keys are local favorites for glorious views of the Gulf, the Intracoastal, and the fabulous mansions in-between. Ride, roller blade or stroll the 10-mile-plus Legacy Trail, a nearly traffic-free rails-to-trails project connecting Venice to Sarasota. Explore the scenic Venetian Waterway Trail which winds along the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to Caspersen Beach in Venice. If you’re in Sarasota, consider a nice long cycle from downtown’s Marina Jack through St. Armands Circle to the end of Longboat Key and back: You’ll be rewarded with a variety of scenery including public art, restaurants and boutiques, and expanses of blue water. Myakka River State Park offers bike rentals (including surreys) for visitors who want to explore one of Florida’s largest state parks. Mountain bikers should check out the challenging trails at North Port’s Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

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St. Armands Circle Ring Women’s EXPO of SWFL of Fame (North Port) February www.cityofnorthport.com

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NOVEMBER 2011 www.sarasotabluesfest.com

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December & March – April www.sailorcircus.org

July www.cityofnorth port.com

Siesta Beach Crystal Sand Sculpting Contest

Lippizan Stallions of Austria

Sarasota Vinyl Festival

November www.crystalsand.org ‹&DUOR$OOHJULRI*HWW\,PDJHV

Sarasota Film Festival

APRIL 2011 www.sarasotafilmfestival.com T H E O F F I C I A L S A R A S O TA A N D H E R I S L A N D S V I S I T O R S G U I D E

December – April

July www.vinylfestival.org

Sarasota Improv Festival July www.floridastudio theatre.org


For a complete list of local events go to: www.sarasotafl.org/events

music Jazz Festival January - February www.jazzclub sarasota.com

food Forks & Corks January www.freshoriginals. com/forksandcorks

Florida Winefest & Auction April

Perlman Sarasota Winter Residency January www.perlmanmusic programsuncoast.org

sports Thunder By The Bay January www.thunderbythe bay.org

Sarasota Invitational Regatta February www.sarasota invitational.com

Florida Scholastic Sarasota Rowing State Music Festival Championships May - June www.sarasota orchestra.org

April www.floridarowing.org

Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival

www.savorsarasota.com

Mote’s Ocean Day

JUNE 2011

www.mote.org/worldoceanday

July www.suncoast offshore.org

Sarasota Open, USTA/ ATP Men’s Professional Tournament Savor Sarasota June www.sarasotafl.org/savor

May www.sarasotaopen.org

Sarasota Opera Festival February - March www.sarasotaopera.org

USA Ultimate Club Championships October www.usaultimate.org

www.sarasotafl.org

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Attractions Sarasota St. Armands Circle/Lido Key

Siesta Key

Longboat Key

Near Sarasota

Casey Key, Englewood, Manasota Key, Nokomis, North Port, Osprey, Venice

* Businesses in Sarasota County with no physical address listed and those out of the area do not have map-grid coordinates.

A RT S & C U LT U R E C-2 ART UPTOWN 1367 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-5409, www.artuptown.com Sarasota’s oldest co-op gallery, offering original paintings and prints, ceramics and sculpture by professional artists. Open Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. B-3 ARTIST SERIES OF SARASOTA Sarasota, FL 941-388-1188, www.artistseries.net The Artist Series of Sarasota presents a series of concerts annually, featuring world-class classical and popular musicians at historic Asolo Theater. Daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. B-1 ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34243 800-361-8388, www.asolo.org From Oct. - June, they present a unique rotating repertory of classics and new works in the elegant Mertz and intimate Cook theaters. Box office: Oct. - June, Mon. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun. noon - 3 p.m. Ad Page 24 B-1 BANYAN THEATER COMPANY 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34243 941-358-5330, www.banyantheatercompany.com Sarasota’s award-winning professional summer theater offers a thought-provoking three-play season from June - August. Check website. C-2 FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-9000, www.floridastudiotheatre.org FST produces world premieres and contemporary works which have been produced on and off-Broadway within the last five years. Open Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Mon. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. C-2 GOLDEN APPLE DINNER THEATRE 25 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 800-652-0920, www.thegoldenapple.com A complete evening out. The tiered arrangement of swivel seats in the theater offers optimum viewing and dining. Cocktails, wine and beverages. Box Office: Daily 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. C-2 JAZZ CLUB OF SARASOTA 330 S. Pineapple Ave., Ste. 111, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-1552, www.jazzclubsarasota.org Concerts every Friday from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 2010 - May 2011. Annual Jazz Festival Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2011. Hotline info: 941-316-9207. Office: Wed., Thurs. and Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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KEY CHORALE, INC.

Sarasota, FL 941-921-4845, www.keychorale.org As the Official Chorus of the Sarasota Orchestra, Key Chorale is dedicated to bringing great choral music to life in concerts of varying exciting formats and styles.

* Sarasota, FL 941-346-2601, www.lamusicafestival.org LA MUSICA DI ASOLO, INC.

Annual International Chamber Music Festival in April with performances at Sarasota Opera House, open rehearsals, lectures and special events. Twenty-fifth Anniversary Celebration with concerts at 8 p.m. on April 4, 7, 13-15. Sun. matinee on April 10 at 2:30 p.m.

A-1 LONGBOAT KEY CENTER OF THE ARTS 6860 Longboat Dr. S., Sarasota, FL 34228 941-383-2345, www.lbkca.ringling.edu Division of Ringling College of Art & Design. Focusing on arts, culture, creativity and community. Classes, workshops, events and exhibitions. Check website for hours. Ad Page 21

B/C-2 PLAYERS THEATRE 838 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-2494, www.theplayers.org Year-round programming which includes a Broadway Theatre Series, SNAP! (something new at Players) series, concerts, and a Summer Sizzler Series. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour before performances. B-1 SARASOTA BALLET OF FLORIDA 5555 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34243 800-361-8388, www.sarasotaballet.org 20th season highlights ballets by Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine and more, directed by Iain Webb. Visit website for complete season schedule. Oct. - Apr. performances: 2 and 8 p.m. C-2 SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL 332 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 866-575-FILM, www.sarasotafilmfestival.com 13th Annual Sarasota Film Festival April 8-17, 2011; check website for year-round events and news. C-2 SARASOTA OPERA 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 888-OPERA12, www.sarasotaopera.org Sarasota Opera presents “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) this fall and a four-opera Winter Festival Feb. 5-Mar. 20 in its intimate historic Opera House. Box Office: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ad Page 24 B/C-2 SARASOTA ORCHESTRA 709 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34236 866-508-0611, www.sarasotaorchestra.org Performs classical and pops concerts from Sept. - May. The orchestra schedule spans traditional masterworks to innovative multi-media formats. Box office opens one hour prior to concerts at event venue. Office: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ad Page 24

* OF SCULPTURE Sarasota Bayfront, Sarasota, FL 34236 SARASOTA SEASON

941-366-7767, www.seasonofsculpture.com Sarasota is a world-class destination for sculpture. On the Bayfront and all around town, you’ll find sculpture that will delight. Weekly docent-guided tours. Check website for programming. Call 941-366-7767 for times. B/C-2 VAN WEZEL PERFORMING

ARTS HALL

777 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34236 800-826-9303, www.vanwezel.org Top national and international performances of Broadway musicals, concerts, dances and world-class orchestras. Box Office: Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. D-7 VENICE THEATRE

140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-488-1115, www.venicestage.com Nationally acclaimed community theater year-round. Broadway musicals, classic/contemporary dramas, comedies, cabarets, concerts and family theater. Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and one hour before performance.

CRUISES/TOURS C-3 ENTERPRISE SAILING CHARTERS

2 Marina Plz., Sarasota, FL 34236 888-232-7768, www.sarasotasailing.com Sail turquoise waterways and barrier islands on a three-sail vessel. The sailing charter voted "The Best Experience of Their Vacation" by passengers. Daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. C-2 FLORIDA EVER-GLIDES INC. 200 S. Washington Blvd., Ste. 11, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-363-9556, www.floridaever-glides.com Explore scenic downtown Sarasota and the beautiful bayfront on a Segway Human Transporter. Glide along using selfbalancing technology. Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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KATHLEEN D SAILING CATAMARAN

1000 1st Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34205 941-870-4349, www.kathleend.net The perfect getaway, licensed for 20 passengers, day sails, sunset sails, sailing vacations and sailing instructions. Daily

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C-3 KEY SAILING 2 Marina Plz., Slip E18, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-346-7245, www.siestakeysailing.com Voted Siesta Key Business Person of the Year. Newest, largest vessel. Affordable-personalized-dolphins-sunsets. 2010 film site. Official ED Vessel. Call 24/7. C-3 LEBARGE TROPICAL CRUISES 2 Marina Plz., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6116, www.lebargetropicalcruises.com Enjoy a narrated sightseeing cruise combining Sarasota’s abundant wildlife, a bit of history, spectacular shoreline homes, or enjoy a dolphin encounter cruise. Sunset cruises. Daily F-4 MYAKKA WILDLIFE TOURS 13208 S.R. 72, Sarasota, FL 34241 941-365-0100, www.myakkawildlife.com One-hour narrated airboat tour to see alligators in the wild. One-hour land tram tour through Myakka River State Park. Learn about flora and fauna. Seasonal hours; call for info. Ad Page 22 B-2/3 SARASOTA BAY EXPLORERS 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Mote Aquarium, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-4200, www.sarasotabayexplorers.com The Sea Life Encounter tour is a wonderful extension to a visit at Mote Aquarium. Hands-on, fun and informative for all ages. Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* Sarasota, FL 34236 941-351-6500, www.walkwild.com

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, INC.

Escape into natural Florida. Enjoy the intimacy of small groups. Full, half-day and overnight. Kayak, birdwatch, hike - no experience needed. Daily 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

E N T E R TA I N M E N T B/C-1 CIRCUS SARASOTA 8251 15th St. E., Sarasota, FL 34243 941-355-9335, www.circussarasota.org Acts from around the world will amaze and astound. Family entertainment at its best. An experience not to be missed. Office hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. C-4 KROAKY’S KARAOKE 4400 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 877-4KROAKY, www.kroakys.com Sarasota's Japan-style karaoke. Try one of 10 cool private rooms with friends and family, or sing to the crowd in our public lounge. 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. weekdays; open 1 p.m. on weekends. C-3 PAL SAILOR CIRCUS 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-361-6350, www.sailorcircus.org From the flying trapeze to the roustabout clowns, these youngsters (ages 8 - 18) have been thrilling audiences for more than 60 years. Last week in Dec.; last week in March; first week in April.

FISHING

* Sarasota, FL 941-371-1390, www.captklopfer.com ADVENTURE CHARTERS

Fishing charter service with USCG-licensed captain. Extensive knowledge of local waters. See the sights and catch some fish. Families welcome. Everything you need is included. Daily

A-2 CANNONS MARINA 6040 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228 941-383-1311, www.cannons.com Full- and half-day boat rentals, Grady-White, Scout and Hurricane deck boats available. Full ship’s store, bait, tackle, ice. Multi-day discounts available. Daily 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

* GUIDE SERVICE Sarasota, FL

CAPTAIN ALAN ROUTH

941-345-7788, www.magic-fishing.com Fish our bays, flats and coastal beaches for snook, trout, redfish and more! Native Sarasota guide with 30 years experience. Daily


SARASOTA

Get inspired! Visit the galleries of Ringling College of Art and Design and its divisions: the madeby boutique sales gallery in Sarasota’s Downtown Rosemary District, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts and the Englewood Art Center, for a truly unique experience! Free and open to the public, each of our galleries present a constantly changing kaleidoscope of art and design from both internationally known artists to the locally recognized, as well as by Ringling College and division students, faculty and alumni. Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

On the Campus of Ringling College of Art and Design: • William G. and Marie Selby Gallery—Sarasota’s premier gallery for contemporary art and design • Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery, Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries—new Academic Center galleries • Crossley Gallery, and Goldstein Gallery—work by students, faculty and guest artists • Patricia Thompson Gallery—alumni art exhibitions

2700 N. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota, FL 34234-5895 | 941.351.5100 | ringling.edu/selbygallery

Longboat Key Center for the Arts – a division of Ringling

College of Art and Design:

• Durante Gallery—invitational exhibitions by guest artists and juried exhibitions 6860 Longboat Drive S. Longboat Key, FL 34228 | 941.383.2345 | lbkca.ringling.edu

Englewood Art Center – a division of Ringling College of Art

and Design:

• Loranger Gallery—juried exhibitions • Ken Mitchell Gallery—invitational exhibitions by guest artists • Member’s Gallery—exhibitions featuring EAC member artists 350 S. McCall Rd. Englewood, FL 34223 | 941.474.5548 | eac.ringling.edu

madeby –

division of Ringling College of Art and Design:

• Offering an eclectic assortment of one-of-a-kind and limited edition works for sale by Ringling College students and alumni including fine art, photos, greeting cards, posters, prints, original paintings, screen-printed clothing and other wearables, books, and jewelry. 734 Central Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941.822.0442 | www.madebygallery.com Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues.

For schedules and directions visit us online: www.ringling.edu/community www.sarasotafl.org

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C-4 CB’S SALTWATER OUTFITTERS 1249 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-349-4400, www.cbsoutfitters.com Boat rentals, half and full day for fishing, sightseeing. Fishing charters for fly and light tackle. Bait, tackle, sportswear, T-shirts. Jet ski rentals. Daily 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

* AND WATERSPORTS Sarasota-Venice, FL FLORIDA FISHING

941-685-2735, www.floridafishingandwatersports.com Catch fish that make your drag scream without breaking your budget. Sportsfishing, plus kayaking and excursions. Fun for the whole family. Daily B-2 HART’S LANDING 920 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-0011, www.hartslanding.com Bait & tackle for 75+ years, serving our friends and visitors, showing customers how to fish in Sarasota Bay. Best fishing guides available for Bay and Gulf. Daily 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

* Marina Jack Bayfront, Sarasota 941-809-2211, www.sarasotacharterfishing.com

OUTRIGGERS SPORT FISHING CHARTERS

Offshore fishing on 35' sportfish boat "Nice One." Full- and half-day charters include licenses and tackle. Customized for novice to expert. Daily

C-2 REELIN & CHILLIN CHARTERS 930 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-228-7802, www.charterfishingsarasota.com Inshore fishing, sightseeing and photography charters at affordable prices. Customized trips. Children welcome. 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-hour trips. Open 24 hours, daily. D-3 RODBENDER FISHING CHARTER 920 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-320-8171, www.sarasotafishingcharter.com Fishing charter inshore and offshore, best rates, sightseeing charters. Kids welcome! Call today. Available every day.

A-1 WOLFMOUTH CHARTERS Serving all the Islands 941-720-4418, www.wolfmouthcharters.com Offering custom light tackle sportfishing for families and individuals on the calm and beautiful waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Daily

L O C A L AT T R AC T I O N S E-3 BIG CAT HABITAT &

GULF COAST SANCTUARY

7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240 941-371-6377, www.bigcathabitat.org Educational, fun-filled entertainment featuring live lions, tigers, chimpanzees, bears and more, plus petting zoo. Check website or call for hours to visit the animals. C-2 CHILDREN’S GARDEN &

ART CENTER

1670 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-330-1711, www.sarasotachildrensgarden.com Enchanted place designed for kids. Pirate ship, gardens, maze, tree fort/slide, three little pigs’ house and dress-up room. Where magic begins. Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. G/H-3 CROWLEY MUSEUM

AND NATURE CENTER

16405 Myakka Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240 941-322-1000, www.cmncfl.org This "Jewel on the Myakka" is a 190-acre Southwest Florida education center for nature and pioneer history. Open Thurs.-Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check website for more information and summer hours.

B/C-2 G.WIZ - THE SCIENCE MUSEUM 1001 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-309-4949, www.gwiz.org Gateway for lifelong adventures in science. Discover the cool side of science with a variety of interactive exhibits for the whole family to explore. Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. noon - 5 p.m., closed Mon. D-5 HISTORIC SPANISH POINT 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-5214, www.historicspanishpoint.org Sarasota’s premier outdoor archaeological site and history museum featuring a pioneer homestead, nature trails, and the gardens of Mrs. Palmer. Call for hours. C-2 HISTORICAL SOCIETY

OF SARASOTA COUNTY

1260 12th St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-363-9076, www.hsosc.com A gateway to explore Sarasota’s history, traditions and culture. Docent tours in Sarasota’s oldest building. Available for church weddings. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. B-1 JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING

MUSEUM OF ART

5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243 941-359-5700, www.ringling.org The Ringling Estate includes the Cà d’Zan mansion, beautiful grounds and gardens, Circus Museum, Historic Asolo Theater and the Museum of Art. Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ad Page 24

* 30771 Betts Rd., Myakka City, FL 34251 941-322-2802, www.dakindairyfarms.com DAKIN DAIRY FARMS

Florida's only milk bottling dairy. Tours, hay rides, pig races, corn maze, fresh bottled milk. Visit this sustainable farm for a memorable day. See website for visitor hours.

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Experience nature in full bloom at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a 9.5-acre tropical oasis on Sarasota Bay. Here you will encounter the world’s most spectacular living collection of rare tropical plants including gorgeous orchids, gesneriads and bromeliads.

(941) 366-5731 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota www.selby.org

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Myakka Wildlife Tours Take a ride on the wild side. Myakka Wildlife Tours guides you through Sarasota’s largest attraction, a 29,000-acre wildlife park. Climb aboard the world’s largest covered airboat for a fun, informative and really close-up view of the area’s natural flora, birds and alligators. Open daily. www.myakkawildlife.com.

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* 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208 800-608-2525, www.mixon.com MIXON FRUIT FARMS, INC.

B-1 SARASOTA KENNEL CLUB 5400 Bradenton Rd., Sarasota, FL 34234 941-355-7744, www.sarasotakennelclub.com Live greyhound racing Dec.-May. One Eyed Jack Card Room open year-round Mon.-Sat. 1 p.m. - 1 a.m.. Simulcast dog and horse racing Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.. Restaurant and Lounge, CafĂŠ, Conference and Banquet Room. Ad on this page Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

C-3 MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS

811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-5731, www.selby.org Explore the world’s most spectacular display of rare orchids, bromeliads and tropical plants in this 9.5-acre oasis on the shores of Sarasota Bay. Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ad Page 22 B-2/3 MOTE MARINE LABORATORY & AQUARIUM

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236 800-691-MOTE, www.mote.org Sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, sea horses, touch pools and interactive theaters showcasing Mote Marine Laboratory’s renowned research. Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ad on this page B-2 SARASOTA CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM

5500 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34243 941-355-6228, www.sarasotacarmuseum.org The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is the second oldest antique car museum in the nation. Don’t miss this unique collection of vintage autos. Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. B-2 SARASOTA JUNGLE GARDENS 3701 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34234 877-861-6547, www.sarasotajunglegardens.com Acres of tropical plants and animal exhibits. Feed flamingos and hold a baby alligator. Exciting daily shows. CafÊ, playground and gift shop. Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

H-2 SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM

AND BISHOP PLANETARIUM

B-2 SMUGGLERS COVE

ADVENTURE GOLF

3815 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34234 941-351-6620, www.smugglersgolf.com Play adventure miniature golf in caves, a shipwreck and near rushing waterfalls. Feed live alligators, too. Second location in Bradenton. Daily 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. H-8 WARM MINERAL SPRINGS

RESORT & DAY SPA

12200 San Servando Ave., North Port, FL 34287 941-426-1692, www.warmmineralsprings.com 87-degree, mineral-enriched waters. Highest mineral content in the U.S. Full day spa services and wellness programs, along with CafĂŠ Evergreen. Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-334-7419, www.efwefla.org Guided tours of the Edison and Ford winter estates, the gardens, Edison’s botanic research lab, audio tours and a museum with hundreds of artifacts. Daily 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 6DUDVRWD

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Sarasota Kennel Club & One-Eyed Jack’s Poker Room Live championship simulcast horse and dog racing. Live Championship Greyhound Racing starts November 26, 2010 - May 1, 2011. Matinees: Monday through Saturday starting at 12:30 p.m. Evening Races Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. One Eyed Jacks Poker Room - Open Monday through Saturday at noon. (941) 355-7744 5400 Bradenton Rd., Sarasota www.sarasotakennelclub.com

Tram tours of the grove, Matthews Wildlife Refuge, fresh fruit and juice, gift shop, deli, ice cream and fudge. Open Oct. - May 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; June - Sept. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; closed Sun.

201 10th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205 941-746-4131, www.southfloridamuseum.org Explore the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, including the Bishop Planetarium and manatee aquarium. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5 p.m.. Closed Mon. June-December. Ad Page 26

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

* Serving Sarasota and nearby areas. 941-779-7426, www.adventurekayakoutfitters.com ADVENTURE KAYAK OUTFITTERS

Sarasota's quality outfitter for kayak tours and kayak rentals in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and the Myakka River.

C-2 ADVENTURE-ISLAND STYLE 2433 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34234 941-954-1009, www.islandstylesports.com Rentals, licensed instructors and guides for windsurfing, kiteboarding and kayaking in beautiful Sarasota waters. PASA certified. Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* ADVENTURES Anna Maria to Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL

ALMOST HEAVEN KAYAK

941-504-6296, www.kayakfl.com Provides a wide variety of guided kayak eco-tours that will allow you to get closer to nature while experiencing an adventure of a lifetime. Open 7 days a week, including holidays.

ST. ARMANDS/LIDO KEY

Mote Aquarium Explore the secrets of the sea with touch pools, sharks, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and over 100 other species of marine life. Viewable working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. Discover why sea life matters at Mote. (941) 388-4441 (800) 691-MOTE 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota www.mote.org

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FRIENDS OF MYAKKA RIVER

C-2 BALTIMORE ORIOLES 2700 12th St., Sarasota, FL 34237 941-954-4101, www.orioles.com Sarasota’s hometown team for Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium. Team arrives mid-February. Games in March. Call Stadium line for schedule. Year-round sports complex with additional fields at Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park.

Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, FL 941-361-6511, www.myakkariver.org/friends Friends of Myakka River is a not-for-profit community organization formed to protect, preserve and support Myakka River State Park and the Florida Wild and Scenic Myakka River. Park main entrance is at 13208 State Rd. 72 (9 miles east of I-75). The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset.

* Sarasota, FL 941-893-7221, www.bayandgulfadventures.com

* INSTITUTE Sarasota Pools and Beaches

BAY AND GULF ADVENTURES

Guided kayak nature/eco tours and kayak rentals. Dolphins, manatees, shore birds and marine life sightings. 20+ years experience. Free delivery. Daily

D-7 COOL BREEZE BOAT & JET SKI RENTALS 100 Circuit Rd., Nokomis, FL 34275 941-485-3333, www.coolbreezeboatrentals.com Jet ski rentals, closest to the Gulf. Rentals of 19’ deck boats (fit 10), 24’ pontoon boat (fit 14) and center console (fit 6). Kayaks. Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. C-4 DOLPHIN DIVE CENTER 6018 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-922-9671, www.floridakayak.com Scuba, fishing, kayaking, swim gear and accessories for sale and rent. Kayak rentals and lessons. Open Mon. - Sat 8 a.m. 7 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. C-4 FLORIDA UNDERWATER SPORTS 7670 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-870-4461, www.floridaunderwatersports.com PADI 5 Star dive center offers scuba equipment, scuba lessons from beginning to professional and local diving trips. Open Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fri. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MIRACLE SWIMMING

C-4 SIESTA KEY MARINA 1265 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-349-1970, www.siestakeymarina.com Full-service marina including monthly and weekly dry storage, boat rentals, mechanical service, parts sales, fuel, bait, bottom painting and parasailing. Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. C-4 SIESTA KEY PARASAILING 1265 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242 888-838-UFLY (8359), www.siestakeyparasailing.com Enjoy breathtaking views of Siesta Key. Experienced, professional and courteous crew. Fun and easy for all ages. No experience is required. Open daily.

800-723-7946, www.conquerfear.com Breakthrough swim classes for afraid adults, kids. When all else fails, or to save frustration, heartache, time and money, take Miracle Swimming. Money back guarantee. Call 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or check website 24/7

C-4 SIESTA KEY WATERSPORTS 1536 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-921-3030, www.siestakeywatersports.com Parasailing and jet ski rentals. Professionals in business for nearly 20 years. Fly up to 1200’ side by side. Stay dry or get dipped. New Yamaha Waverunners. Open 9 a.m. - sunset.

C-4 ROBIN HOOD RENTALS 5129 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-554-4242, www.robinhoodrentals.net Segway rentals, kayak tours, scooter, bike and beach rentals. Conveniently located in Siesta Key Village. Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. C-2 SARASOTA FAMILY YMCA WATER PARK

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8301 Potter Park Rd., Sarasota, FL 34238 941-922-9622, www.sarasota-ymca.org Sarasota Family YMCA’s water park and Alpine Tower with waterslides, cannons, concessions and pools, 50’ tower with more than 60 paths to the top. Check website for hours.

C-4 SIESTA SPORTS RENTALS 6551 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-346-1797, www.siestasportsrentals.com Renting bikes, kayaks, scooters, beach wheelchairs and beach stuff. Kayak tours around the Jim Neville Preserve are only $40/person. Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* One Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705 888-FANRAYS, www.raysbaseball.com TAMPA BAY RAYS

B-4 SIESTA KEY BIKE AND KAYAK 1224 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-346-0891, www.siestakeybikeandkayak.com

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Major League Baseball team. Spring training at Charlotte Sports Park in Charlotte County. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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South Florida Museum

Golf in Venice

The Gulf Coast’s largest natural and cultural history museum, a manatee aquarium and full-dome digital planetarium – all under one roof. See Florida’s fossils, archaeology, history and environments, visit Snooty, the oldest captive manatee, and explore your universe through stunning space shows.

Discover Golf in Venice, 63 holes of championship golf. The Golf Clubs at Capri Isles, Calusa Lakes and Waterford offer numerous strategic and challenging features that are unique to each course. Each of the clubs includes a clubhouse, pro shop, practice facilities and restaurant to complement a great golf experience.

(941) 746-4131 201 10th St. W., Bradenton www.southfloridamuseum.org T H E O F F I C I A L S A R A S O TA A N D H E R I S L A N D S V I S I T O R S G U I D E

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Golfers Love Sarasota and Her Islands You may visit here for the white sands, but you‘re sure to be enchanted by our fabulous greens. With gorgeous weather and more than 50 public and private courses, Sarasota and Her Islands is a golfer‘s dream getaway. Many of our challenging courses weave through beautiful woods and lakes, and when you‘re through sinking putts, gourmet restaurants, shopping, art and more await beyond the beaches. For more information about golf courses, visit www.sarasotafl.org.

SARASOTA

Sara Bay Country Club

PLAY GOLF SARASOTA

An original golf course design by Donald Ross. Member owned, truly private. Located just north of downtown Sarasota, Florida’s cultural capital. To learn more visit: www.sarabaycc.org. For membership information or to schedule a personal introduction please call (941) 355-7658 or email Gavin at gavin.sbcc@gmail.com.

Take the worries out of planning your golf vacation. Our experienced PGA Professionals will create the best Sarasota golf vacation possible. Affiliated with 30 of the area’s finest private clubs, semi-private and daily fee courses, let us custom tailor a special golf trip for you or your group.

(941) 355-7658 Sarasota www.sarabaycc.org

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* Sarasota-Bradenton, 941-779-3051 www.auniqueceremony.com A UNIQUE CEREMONY.COM

“One of a kind� ceremonies prepared and performed to reflect the style and personality of the bride and groom. Caring and professional.

* P.O. Box 25421, Sarasota, 941-952-1440 www.barefootweddings.com BAREFOOT WEDDINGS

Beautifully customized wedding ceremonies and wedding vow renewals performed by an experienced Notary Public at a location of your choice in Sarasota or Manatee County.

* Sarasota, 941-360-2323 www.dickpetersonphotography.com

DICK PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

“Southwest Florida’s Premiere Photography Studio� Formally trained with over 30 years’ experience creating beautiful memories for your family. Weddings and beach portraits you’ll love. Ad on this page

D-4 ELEGANT SARASOTA WEDDINGS 6981 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, 941-308-3125 www.sarasotaweddings.com

A network of the Sarasota area’s most qualified and respected professionals serving the bridal industry and performing special events.

* Sarasota-Bradenton, 941-379-7327 www.weddingsonwater.com

FLOATING CHAPEL OF SARASOTA

The most unique wedding experience in America. Tie the knot while cruising serene waterways in a beautiful chapel seating up to 100 guests.

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Sarasota Area, 941-929-7404 A unique and personal wedding ceremony, anywhere, any day, anytime. Because it's yours. B-1 POWEL CROSLEY ESTATE 8374 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, 941-729-9177 www.crosleyestate.com A beautiful Mediterranean-style mansion location on Sarasota Bay and constructed in 1929. Next door to University of South Florida. C-3 SAND PETAL WEDDINGS 2206 Valencia Dr., Sarasota, 941-928-7029 www.sandpetalweddings.com Celebrate your love with Sand Petal Weddings on the Beach. Tented beach weddings and luau reception available.

Get Married in Sarasota and Her Islands Whether you’ve always pictured getting married on the beach or having a grand ceremony in a more formal venue, Sarasota and Her Islands has the perfect location for you and your betrothed to take your vows. For information about obtaining a marriage license and more details about the wedding specialists listed in this guide, visit www.sarasotafl.org.

D-2 STEPHANIE DUBSKY PHOTOGRAPHY Sarasota, 941-587-9869 www.tamiamiphotography.com Family beach portraits. A beautiful and timeless portrait capturing memories that you share together. Personalized wedding photography that is fun, stylish and stress-free. C-3 WEDDINGS OF SARASOTA 2749 Siesta Dr., Sarasota, 941-923-4333 www.weddingsofsarasota.com Weddings of Sarasota, the original event association of Sarasota, includes all of the professional resources you’ll need to plan an event to remember.

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Southwest Florida’s Premiere Photography Studio

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Ophelia’s On The Bay

Let us capture memories of your visit to Sarasota with a beautiful family beach portrait, and we have Wedding Packages perfect for every Bride. Formal training and over thirty years of experience have prepared us for your wedding or portrait session. You’ll love your pictures ‌ and working with us!

Celebrating over twenty years in the art of fine dining . . . this extraordinary award-winning gem features superb creative cuisine, exceptional service, an extensive wine list and a waterfront terrace with spectacular views for romantic alfresco dining. Open nightly for dinner from five to ten. Sunday Champagne buffet brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(941) 360-2323 7626 15th St. E., Sarasota www.DickPetersonPhotography.com

(941) 349-2212 9105 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.opheliasonthebay.net

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AMERICAN B-4 BLU SMOKE ISLAND GRILL 149 Avenida Messina, Sarasota, FL 34242 941-346-0738, www.blusmokeislandgrill.com Live music nightly, cocktails and unique appetizers, BBQ, seafood and grilled specials. Pig roast every Sunday. m u L, D D-4 BROKEN EGG ON CLARK 4031 Clark Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233 941-922-2868, www.thebrokenegg.com Open daily for breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with WiFi, bakery, gift shop, and catering. Also on Siesta Key and in Lakewood Ranch. u B, Br, L B-4 BROKEN EGG RESTAURANT AND GALLERY OF SIESTA KEY

140 Avenida Messina, Sarasota, FL 34242 941-346-2750, www.thebrokenegg.com Where locals and celebrities eat. Fresh food, beer and wine, indoor/outdoor dining, art gallery, order online, take-out, catering. Open daily 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. u B, Br, L

C-2 HOB NOB DRIVE-IN 1701 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34234 941-955-5001 Original ‘50s drive-in. Outside seating, hot dogs, hamburgers and daily specials. Celebrating 51 years. Now serving handmade milkshakes. u B, L, D

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D-1 JASON’S DELI 5231 University Pkwy., University Park, FL 34201 941-351-5999, www.jasonsdeli.com Overstuffed sandwiches, salad bar, kids' menu, free ice cream for dine in. We cater and deliver everything on our menu. Order online@jasonsdeli.com. u L, D C-3 LIBBY’S CAFÉ & BAR 1917 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-487-7300, www.libbyscafebar.com Voted as area’s Best New Restaurant in 2009 and Best Service in 2010. Features fresh-from-market cuisine and a varied menu of small plate options. u ! Br, L, D

B-4 DAIQUIRI DECK RAW BAR 5250 Ocean Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34242 941-349-8697, www.daiquirideck.com Catch some sun, then catch a cool daiquiri at the coolest hot spot in Sarasota. Oysters, fresh seafood and more. Sarasota’s favorite place to meet. m u L, D

C-3 MARINA JACK 2 Marina Plz., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-4232, www.marinajacks.com A waterfront location offering “superior food and service.� Fine dining, outdoor patio, piano bar and lounge and banquet room. m u ! w L, D Ad inside back cover

C-2 DEREK’S CULINARY CASUAL 514 Central Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6565, www.dereks-sarasota.com A restaurant that is upscale casual and serving contemporary progressive cuisine “to introduce you to new flavors, textures and techniques.� L, D

C-2 MATTISON’S CITY GRILLE One N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-330-0440, www.mattisons.com In the heart of downtown, a local favorite known for its friendly atmosphere, award-winning menu, great live music and full bar. Mon. - Thu. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. - midnight; Sat. 9 a.m. - midnight; Sun. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.. m u ! Br, L, D

C-2 H2O BISTRO @ HOTEL INDIGO 1223 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-487-3800, www.srqhotel.com An intimate, casual dining experience serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Where guests can enjoy their favorite beer and wine in casual elegance and comfortable luxury. m B, Br, L, D

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D-7 MORGAN’S RESTAURANT 1660 S. Tamiami Trl., Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-2121, www.bentleysresort.com Exquisite dining and remarkable cuisine, deliciously created by their chef. Tiki Bar offers casual dining under the stars. m u B, L, D

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Phillippi Creek Village Oyster Bar

Sarasota County Visitor Information Center & History Center Museum

This Sarasota tradition is “The Place to Go� for casual, waterfront dining, both indoors and out. Come experience its tropical setting, family atmosphere and the freshest in Northern seafood and local, daily catch specials.

Come see us when you get here. We can help you find a great place to stay, eat, watch the sunset, see a performance and pretty much anything else you want to do while visiting Sarasota County.

(941) 925-4444 5353 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota www.creekseafood.com

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CAFÉ/DELI B/C-3 O’LEARY’S TIKI BAR & GRILL 5 Bayfront Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-953-7505, www.marinajacks.com/olearys.htm Relax with great food overlooking sparkling views of Sarasota Bay. Full beverage menu featuring frozen drinks, beer and wine selections. m u w B, L, D C-2 PATRICK’S RESTAURANT 1400 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-952-1170, www.patricksofsarasota.com Award-winning restaurant in the downtown theater district. Upscale sports bar with five TVs, great food, great service at a fair price. ! Br, L, D

SARASOTA/MANATEE ORIGINALS

P.O. Box 32115, Sarasota, FL 34239 941-955-3663, www.freshoriginals.com More than 50 independently owned restaurants with a desire to preserve the culinary heritage of the Suncoast. Don’t miss Forks + Corks Jan. 28-31, 2011. m u ! w B, Br, L, D B-1 SPORTING NEWS GRILL 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota FL 34243 941-355-9000, www.hisrq.com Fantastic cuisine and all the MLB/NFL premium sports action on nine 50� HDTVs. B, L, D B-3 TOMMY BAHAMA’S TROPICAL CAFÉ 300 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-2888, www.tommybahama.com Eclectic with a tropical twist, Tommy Bahama's Tropical CafÊ offers a relaxed, elegant island ambience along with truly inspired cuisine. m u L, D C-2 VERNONA RESTAURANT 1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-309-2008, www.ritzcarlton.com/resorts/sarasota Seasonal menus featuring flavorful and healthy dishes and an inventive approach to contemporary American cuisine. Reservations encouraged. u ! w B, Br, L, D B-4 VILLAGE CAFÉ 5133 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-349-2822, www.villagecafeonsiesta.com Serving breakfast and lunch in the heart of Siesta Key Village. Private parties and catering available. u B, L

AMISH D-3 TROYER’S DUTCH HERITAGE

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3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34232 941-955-8007, www.troyersdutchheritage.com An old tradition in a new setting. Traditional Amish family and buffet-style meals, bakery pastries and more than 20 types of pies, since 1969. Gift shop. Closed Sun. u B, L, D C-3 YODER’S RESTAURANT 3434 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-955-7771, www.yodersrestaurant.com Sarasota’s original Amish restaurant. Home-cooking made from scratch. A tradition for 33 years. Visit the gift shop, produce market and deli. Closed Sun. B, L, D

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C O N T I N E N TA L C-2 BIJOU CAFÉ 1287 First St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8111, www.bijoucafe.net Fine continental dining since 1986. Zagat Survey gives the Bijou its highest score for food in Sarasota. Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.â€? u ! L, D B-3 CAFÉ L’EUROPE 431 St. Armands Cir., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-4415, www.cafeleurope.net The “Grande Dameâ€? of area restaurants, CafĂŠ L’Europe strikes the perfect balance between tradition and innovation. u ! L, D D-7 CAFÉ VENICE RESTAURANT &

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116 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 941-484-1855, www.cafeveniceontheisland.com Small bistro-style restaurant featuring exquisite menu with Continental to Polynesian flair and fine wine selection. Located in Historic District. m u L, D C-2 CURRENTS RESTAURANT 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-363-2615, www.hyattregencysarasota.com Take in the gorgeous marina view with a menu of choice breakfast, lunch and dinner items, in this relaxed downtown restaurant. ! w B, L, D

B-3 HEMINGWAY’S RESTAURANT 325 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-3948, www.hemingwaysretreat.com Celebrating 21 years of success as one of Florida’s most popular restaurants, Hemingway’s is St. Armands’ destination for the upscale casual experience. u L, D B-3 LIDO BEACH GRILLE 700 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-5608, www.lidobeachresort.com Comfortable West Indies atmosphere with exceptional views of Sarasota Bay. Impeccable service and American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. m w B, Br, D C-4 MATTISON’S FORTY ONE 7275 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-921-3400, www.mattisons.com Elegant dining with Mediterranean flavors in a friendly, fun and comfortable atmosphere. Private catering facilities available. m u ! Br, L, D C-2 MICHAEL’S ON EAST 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-366-0007, www.bestfood.com Intimate aura along with contemporary fare and incomparable service create an unparalleled dining experience. Cutting-edge cuisine. m ! L, D C-2 MOZAIC RESTAURANT 1377 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-951-6272, www.mozaicsarasota.com Enjoy Western Mediterranean cuisine by chef/owner Dylan Elhajoui, an award-winning wine list, genuine hospitality, colorful dÊcor and world music. D C-4 OPHELIA’S ON THE BAY 9105 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242 877-229-9601, www.opheliasonthebay.net Elegant waterfront dining on the southern tip of Siesta Key at Ophelia’s on the Bay. Nestled along the shoreline of Little Sarasota Bay. u ! w Br, D Ad Page 28 A-1 PATTIGEORGE’S 4120 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228 941-383-5111, www.pattigeorges.com Overlooking Sarasota Bay, Pattigeorge’s offers an international menu of American favorites laced with Latin, Caribbean and Asian influences. u w D D-1 POLO GRILL & BAR 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-782-0899, www.pologrillandbar.com Come experience a new breed of American eatery at the Polo Grill. With 15 dinner entrees under $20, lower your bill, not your standards. Happy hour begins at 4:30 p.m. m u L, D D-5 ROESSLER’S RESTAURANT 2033 Vamo Way, Sarasota, FL 34238 941-966-5688, www.roesslersrestaurant.com Family owned and operated, since 1978. Featuring awardwinning cuisine and wine list with an unmatched ambiance of lakefront gardens. For a casual night, try our Bistro menu. Al fresco dining available. u ! D

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525 St. Judes Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228 941-383-0777, www.harryskitchen.com A local treasure for over 30 years. Enjoy delightful dining, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Stop by their gourmet take-out and try their stylish catering. u B, Br, L, D Vernona at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

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C-3 ROY’S HAWAIIAN FUSION CUISINE 2001 Siesta Dr., Ste. 100, Sarasota, FL 34239 941-952-0109, www.roysrestaurant.com Roy Yamaguchi’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine blends fresh local ingredients with European sauces and bold Asian spices, always with a focus on seafood. ! D B-2 TREVISO RESTAURANT 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243 941-360-7390, www.trevisorestaurant.com Treviso redefines the idea of “museum dining" with a unique and fresh approach at the Ringling Museum of Art. u w L, D

I N T E R N AT I O N A L C-2 CEVICHE TAPAS BAR RESTAURANT 1216 1st St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-952-1036, www.ceviche.com 100+ hot/cold tapas; extensive Spanish wine list; live music six days a week and dancing; roof-top bar with sunset happy hour; Sunday brunch. m u ! Br, D B-3 COLUMBIA RESTAURANT 411 St. Armands Cir., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-3987, www.columbiarestaurant.com Family-owned for over 100 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm, Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Lunch and dinner daily. u L, D C-3 GATEWAY TO INDIA 1960 Hillview St., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-364-4777, www.gatewaytoindiasrq.com Authentic Indian cuisine -- vegetarian, biriyani, tandoori and more. All-you-can-eat lunch buffet. A delightful culinary and cultural experience. L, D C-2 SELVA GRILL

1345 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-362-4427, www.selvagrill.com The cuisine is subtle, intense and exquisitely presented. The atmosphere is upbeat South Beach, with great staff, a full bar, and open late. m u ! D

I TA L I A N C-3 CAFÉ BACI 4001 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-921-4848, www.cafebaci.net Northern Italian cuisine with Tuscan and Roman specialties. Fresh seafood daily, veal, homemade pastas, breads and desserts. Award-winning wine list. Banquet room. L, D C-2 CARAGIULOS ITALIAN-AMERICAN FOOD

69 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-951-0866, www.caragiulos.com For 20 years, the Caragiulo brothers have been entertaining Sarasota locals with their unique formula: simple, yet wonderful, Italian-American soul food. m u ! L, D

C-3 COSIMO’S BRICK OVEN 3501 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-363-0211, www.cosimos.net “Seriously Good Italian.” Offering a unique upscale casual dining experience featuring fresh, made-to-order dishes, a full bar and boutique wines. L, D

* 6830 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207 941-751-0333, www.vertorispizza.com VERTORIS PIZZA HOUSE

Specializing in gluten-free pasta and thin crust, hand-tossed pizza made with freshest ingredients; gluten-free bakery; organic local vegetables. L, D

PUB/GRILL D-4 BUFFALO WILD WINGS 4067 Clark Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233 941-922-5554, www.buffalowildwings.com More than a Buffalo, NY-style wing joint, we offer a complete menu and 20 beers on draft. The best place in town for hot sports action. u L, D

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4870 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-923-8896, www.geckosgrill.com A favorite for tourists and locals alike. Lunch, dinner and late night. Neighborhood grill and sports connection. Five locations to serve you! m u L, D B-3 LYNCHES PUB & GRUB 19B N. Blvd. of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-5550, www.lynchespub.com Sisters Ethna and Chris Lynch bring the spirit of Ireland to St. Armands. Serving Cork cottage pie, fish and chips, burgers and Irish smoked salmon. Stop in for a bite, a beer and a chat. u B, L, D E-1 MACALLISTERS GRILL & TAVERN 8110 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-359-2424, www.macallisters.com Voted one of the top three best new restaurants in 2007, MacAllisters features a unique Scottish golf theme with a restaurant and bar. Open 7 days. u L, D C-2 SPORTS PAGE BAR & GRILLE 1319 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-0469, www.sportspagesarasota.com Daily lunch and dinner specials. Full bar. 14 HDTVs. Liquor store on-site. Family friendly. Kitchen open until 1:30 a.m. nightly. Lounge open until 2:30 a.m. u L, D

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8421 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34243 941-351-4492, www.captainbriansseafood.com Daily selections of Florida’s freshest seafood have earned this local favorite Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award, an excellent rating by Zagat. L, D B-2 CHART HOUSE 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228 941-383-5593, www.chart-house.com A favorite among residents and vacationers. Spectacular views of New Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Seafood, succulent steaks and decadent desserts. u w D D-7 CROW’S NEST MARINA RESTAURANT 1968 Tarpon Center Dr., Venice, FL 34285 941-484-9551, www.crowsnest-venice.com Venice’s waterfront landmark since 1976. Voted “Venice’s Best Restaurant.” Wine Spectator’s Best of “Award of Excellence” since 1994. m u w L, D B-2 DRY DOCK WATERFRONT GRILL 412 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228 941-383-0102, www.drydockwaterfrontgrill.com A favorite of locals. Excellent seafood and more. Waterfront dining, indoors or out at the Boathouse Marina. Closed Sun. u w L, D

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C-5 TURTLES ON LITTLE SARASOTA BAY 8875 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-346-2207, www.turtlesrestaurant.com Casual waterfront dining at affordable prices. Nightly and seasonal specials. Private dining in the upstairs party room. Sunday brunch. u w Br, L, D

STEAKHOUSE C-3 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE &

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2001 Siesta Dr., Ste. 101, Sarasota, FL 34239 941-358-9463, www.flemingssteakhouse.com Enjoy a celebration of exceptional food and wine in the company of friends and family. Mon. - Thurs. 5 - 10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 5 -11 p.m.; Sun. 5 - 9 p.m.. Happy Hour specials daily. Private dining rooms available all day for meetings, celebrations. ! D C-4 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 6700 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-924-9442, www.ruthchris.com Sarasota Magazine’s "Best of the Best," Herald Tribune’s "Best Steak House," Florida Magazine’s "Top 500 Restaurants" and Wine Spectator award. Group/private dining available. ! D

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A-2 MATTISON’S CATERING 7275 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-921-3400, www.mattisons.com In-house catering options feature a waterfront ballroom and garden, Italian-style private dining and event rooms. Awardwinning. u ! w B, Br, L, D

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C-3 MORTON’S GOURMET MARKET 1924 Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-955-9856, www.mortonsmarket.com Sarasota’s full service specialty food store offering a wide variety of products and services, including full-service catering and special events. Open Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. u B, Br, L, D

1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-4311, www.theoldsaltydog.com The Florida Keys with a British twist. Fun for family or friends. Enjoy the waterfront view or the Village atmosphere with a frozen cocktail. u w L, D

VILLAGE OYSTER BAR

5353 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-925-4444, www.creekseafood.com Located in a tropical waterfront setting, this family restaurant features multiple seafood choices daily. A Sarasota landmark. u w L, D Ad Page 29 B-4 SIESTA KEY OYSTER BAR 5238 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-346-5443, www.skob.com A landmark on Siesta Key. Taste the “Flavors from the Sea” menu. Oyster Happy Hour daily and 2-for-1 drinks nightly. Enjoy outdoor dining and live music. m u L, D

For more information on area restaurants, visit:

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C-2 ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE 1093 Central Ave., Sarasota, FL 32436 941-362-0803, www.sarasotasalvage.com Discover Sarasota’s most interesting shopping experience. Find antique and unique building materials, home decor and gifts. They ship for you. Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. C-2 ARTISANS’ WORLD MARKETPLACE 128 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-5994, www.artisansworldmarketplace.com Providing a concrete way to respond to the global problems of poverty, hunger and our environment through a fair trade retail outlet. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 1st Friday Gallery Walk 6 - 9 p.m. C-2 BEAUMONDE 1379 McAnsh Sq., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-953-5111, www.beaumondesrq.com L’Occitane en Provence skin care, body care, fragrance, candles and other European gifts. Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. varies. D-1 BENDERSON DEVELOPMENT COMPANY 8441 Cooper Creek Dr., University Park, FL 34201 941-359-8303, www.benderson.com With 14 shopping venues throughout Sarasota County, including the newest University Park area shopping centers. Check your favorite stores for hours. C-2 BK WINE & SPIRITS 1319 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-373-9600, www.bkwineandspirits.com Full-service fine wine and liquor store featuring first-class selection of beers, wines, liquors and cigars from around the world. Local delivery available. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. 9 p.m.; Sun. noon - 6 p.m. D-7 CAPTAIN’S LANDING FINE MEN’S

APPAREL

243 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285 866-463-1643, www.captainslanding.com At Captain’s Landing, a tone of relaxed elegance permeates through their entire collection of only the finest men’s apparel available. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sun. noon - 4 p.m.

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D-7 CLYDE BUTCHER ART GALLERY 237 Warfield Ave., Venice, FL 34285 888-999-9113, www.clydebutcher.com Venice Gallery and Studio of Clyde Butcher at 237 Warfield Ave., Venice, FL 34285 and Big Cypress Gallery at 52388 Tamiami Trl., Ochopee, FL 34141. Tues. - Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. C-4 CRESCENT BEACH GROCERY 1211 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-312-0472, www.crescentbeachgrocery.com Food and beverages from basic to gourmet. Full-service grocery, wine/microbeer, delicatessen, cigars, lottery and ATM. Delivery to Siesta Key. Open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. B/C-2 DESIGNING WOMEN BOUTIQUE 1226 N. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 101, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-5293, www.designingwomenboutique.org “Sarasota’s must-shop non-profit boutique.� Consigned and new designer clothing and jewelry, home furnishings, accent pieces, accessories and antiques. Full estate liquidation services. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. E-8 DOME FLEA MARKET 5115 S.R. 776, Venice, FL 34293 941-493-6773, www.thedomefleamarket.com Air-conditioned, close to beach. Produce, seafood, souvenirs, gifts, historic sawmill exhibit, pizza, popcorn, ATM, discount liquors and Italian food. Open Fri. - Sun. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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C-2 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA ALLIANCE 1416 State St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-7040, www.downtownsrq.com Operating the Downtown Farmers Market every Saturday 7 a.m. to noon. Located at Lemon Avenue and Main Street. Fresh produce and breakfast. A popular morning destination. Office: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. C-3 ELYSIAN FIELDS - BOOKS & GIFTS FOR

CONSCIOUS LIVING

1273 Tamiami Trl. S., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-361-3006, www.elysianfieldsonline.com Award-winning store in Midtown Plaza where something wonderful is always happening. Books, gifts, jewelry, clothing, intuitive readings and more. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5 p.m. C-2 JUNO & JOVE Whole Foods Market Centre, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-0000, www.junoandjove.com Sarasota’s newest luxury retail destination featuring designer fashions for men, women and home. Offering organic, fair trade, vegan and eco lifestyles. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. E-1 LAKEWOOD RANCH MAIN STREET 8131 Lakewood Main St., Ste. 204, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-907-9243, www.lwrmainstreet.com This outdoor venue offers more than 30 stylish boutiques, seven international restaurants, and cinemas. Main Street combines elements of the ideal downtown with easy-to-access stores that make year-round shopping a pleasure. Famous names and specialty shops line the streets. Daily Ad Page 33 C-3 MACY’S DEPARTMENT STORE 600 Southgate Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34239 941-953-9300, www.macys.com Every trip should include local shopping and there’s no better place than Macy’s. Their International Card offers international and domestic travelers 10% savings on almost everything in the store. To receive the Savings Card, present your out-of-town ID in the Customer Service Dept. Also, visit Macy's at Westfield Sarasota Square. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.. Sun. noon to 6 p.m.

NEAR SARASOTA

St. Armands Circle

Red Barn Flea Market

A unique island shopping experience with over 140 upscale shops, boutiques, art galleries and award-winning restaurants set amidst lush tropical landscaping, antique statuary, courtyards and patios. Jazz and art festivals, classic car shows and a spectacular holiday display add to the excitement.

One of Florida’s most popular and progressive flea markets. Come and enjoy 140,000 square feet of good old-fashioned flea market shopping and “fresh from the farm� produce. Stay cool while you enjoy the savings! Chill out in 80,000 square feet of newly air conditioned, bargain hunting comfort.

(941) 388-1554 300 Madison Dr., Sarasota www.starmandscircleassoc.com

(941) 747-3794 (800) 274-FLEA 1707 First St. E., Bradenton www.redbarnfleamarket.com

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Prime Outlets - Ellenton Prime Outlets – Ellenton is a unique shopping destination offering frugal fashionistas up to 65 percent off full retail prices on brand-names including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Michael Kors, COACH Factory, Juicy Couture, Stuart Weitzman, Lacoste, Dooney & Bourke, Nike Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store and more. Prime Outlets – Ellenton is located at I-75 (exit #224) and Route 301, in Ellenton, Florida. Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visit www.primeoutlets.com/ellenton to download coupons for extra savings on top brands.

(941) 723-1150 5461 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton www.primeoutlets.com/ellenton

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Lakewood Ranch From the boutique-style shops on Main Street to dinner and a movie, or a family-friendly game of miniature golf—Lakewood Ranch offers something for everyone! Spend the day browsing stylish shops. Pamper yourself at the full-service salon or the luxury barber shop. And whatever the time of day, if you’re hungry, you’ll find it at Main Street. Plus, on the first Friday of every month, Music on Main features free live music and family fun from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by the information center for a free $10 gift certificate to participating Main Street vendors at the Ranch. Take exit 213 off I-75 to University Parkway, east into Lakewood Ranch.

(941) 907-6000, (800) 954-9578 6220 University Pkwy., Lakewood Ranch www.lakewoodranch.com

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D-3 NIFTY NIC NACS 203 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-488-8666, www.niftynicnacs.com Shopping in downtown Venice has never been this fun. Cutting-edge humor gifts, offbeat books and cards, pop culture memorabilia and retro Floridiana. Mon. - Sat. until 8 p.m., Sun. noon - 4 p.m. F-10 OLDE ENGLEWOOD VILLAGE

VENDORS

Main St. & Lemon Ave., Downtown Sarasota 941-225-9256, www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org The Farmers Market continues its 30-year tradition of serving the community with local produce, plants, prepared food and unique artisan products. Saturdays 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Nov.-Apr.); 7 a.m. - noon (May-Oct.)

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Osprey Ave. & Hillview St., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-366-0771 Behind Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Osprey Ave. and Hillview Street. A popular gourmet market, trendy boutiques, jewelry stores and sidewalk tables at restaurants and taverns.

Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34223 941-460-1990, www.oldeenglewood.com Olde Englewood Village on Lemon Bay offers a unique destination to shop, dine and play. Hours vary.

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5461 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton, FL 34222 888-260-7608, www.primeoutlets.com/ellenton Largest outlet mall on the Gulf Coast. Savings of up to 65% off at more than 130 designer name stores. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Ad Page 33

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B-3 ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE ASSOCIATION 300 Madison Dr., Suite 201, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-1554, www.starmandscircleassoc.com “Get out of the box. Get into the Circle.� More than 140 upscale shops and restaurants. Lush courtyards, antique statuary and Circus Ring of Fame. Daily Ad Page 32 D-5 TERVIS TUMBLER COMPANY

www.redbarnfleamarket.com One of Florida’s most popular markets. Now air-conditioned. More than 600 unique retail stores and flea market-style booths. Enjoy family fun and more. Flea market: 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Fri.-Sun. year-round; Wed. seasonally from Nov.-April. Plaza: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. year-round. Ad Page 32

928 S. Tamiami Trl., Osprey, FL 34229 866-886-2537, www.tervis.com Insulated drinkware with a lifetime guarantee. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Five sizes and hundreds of designs available to fit any lifestyle. Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5 p.m.

C-3 SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 3501 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-364-5380, www.saksfifthavenue.com Saks Fifth Avenue boasts a superlative assortment of men's and women's ready to wear collections, shoes, handbags, fine jewelry, and cosmetics. Mon. - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5:30 p.m.

C-2 TOWLES COURT ART DISTRICT 1938 Adams Ln., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-4546, www.towlescourt.com You’ll discover artists’ studios, galleries, restaurants and much more when you “Stroll Towles� beneath the old oak trees. Art Walk Third Friday of every month, 6 - 10 p.m.. Tues. - Sat. noon to 4 p.m.

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D-7 VENICE MAINSTREET, INC. 101 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-484-6722, www.venicemainstreet.com Come explore beautiful Venice. Where downtown shops and restaurants are just a short walk to the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Daily

* 926 12th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205 941-747-8056, www.villageofthearts.com VILLAGE OF THE ARTS

Located just a few blocks south of downtown Bradenton. Use the Art Walk Guide for self-guided tours. Art Walks: first Fri. and Sat. of the month.

C-3 WESTFIELD SOUTHGATE 3501 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-955-0900, www.westfield.com/southgate Sarasota’s premiere shopping destination. An upscale, boutique style center with signature stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Banana Republic and more. Visit website for hours. C-2 WHOLE FOODS MARKET 1451 1st St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-8500, www.wholefoodsmarket.com Founded in 1980, Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer. Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. C-2 WHOLE FOODS

MARKET CENTRE

1401-1451 1st St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-8500, www.shopwholefoodsmarketcentre.com A unique destination in downtown Sarasota, featuring an organic grocer, sophisticated boutiques and restaurants. Free parking. Daily

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Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton Hyatt Place puts luxury and innovation within everyone’s reach. Guestrooms feature a 42� flat-panel HDTV, oversized living area with a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper and Hyatt Grand Bed. Our Bakery CafÊ serves fresh food 24/7 in addition to StarbucksŽ specialty coffees and premium bar selections. Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and shuttle service are all complimentary amenities. Located near the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, the hotel is minutes from the beaches, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and over 50 golf courses. To receive a 20% room discount, request the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau rate.

(941) 554-5800 (888) 492-8847 950 University Pkwy., Sarasota www.hyattplacesarasotabradenton.com

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c c AmericInn Hotel & Suites s 800-396-5007 M 111 5931 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota www.americinnsarasotahotel.com Deluxe Continental breakfast bar. Variety of suites with whirlpool tubs. MAP GRID D-2 c 37 Best Western Midtown s 800-722-8227 M 100 1425 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota www.bwmidtown.com Newly renovated rooms and located minutes from the Gulf beaches. MAP GRID C-3 ! Charter One Hotels & Resorts s 941-364-9224 M A,B,S c 37 2032 Hillview St., Sarasota www.charteronevacations.com Managing and featuring some of the finest hotels on Florida’s West Coast. MAP GRID C-3

Citation Club 4110 Winners Cir., Sarasota Offering fully furnished apartments monthly.

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c Sleep Inn - Sarasota Airport s 877-424-6423 M 80 900 University Pkwy., Sarasota www.sleepinn.com/hotel/FL536 Newly renovated, smoke-free, WiFi and free breakfast. Across from SRQ Airport. MAP GRID B-1

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c SpringHill Suites s 888-287-9400 M 84 1020 University Pkwy., Sarasota www.marriott.com/srqsh Studio suites with extensive amenities in every room. Free breakfast. MAP GRID B-1 c Timberwoods Vacation Villas s 800-215-5711 V 40 8378 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota www.timberwoods.com 2 miles to Siesta Key. Jacuzzi, 2 bed/2 bath upgraded villas.Pool/Spa, tennis. MAP GRID D-4

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c Beachcomber Condominiums 941-383-1083 C 40 B 2721 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.longboatkeybeachcomber.com Beautiful Gulf-front one- and two-bedroom rental condominiums. MAP GRID A-2 ! Cedars Tennis Resort s 800-433-4621 R 56 A c c 645 Cedars Ct., Ste. A, Longboat Key www.cedarstennisresort.com Come discover our tranquil, tropical, bayside location. MAP GRID A-1

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c Gulf Tides of Longboat Key 800-333-7335 C 21 B,S 3008 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.floridarent.com Luxury, fully furnished studios, 1 & 2 bedroom condos. 200 feet of beach. MAP GRID A-2

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c La Playa Condominiums 888-383-6224 C 18 B,S 4425 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.laplayacondo.com 15 beach units, 6 patio units, free WiFi, heated pool & white sandy beach. MAP GRID A-1 ! Longboat Key Club & Resort s 800-237-8821 R 218 B c c 48 220 Sands Pointe Rd., Longboat Key www.longboatkeyclub.com Enjoy golf, tennis, fitness and spa at this four-diamond beachfront resort. MAP GRID B-2

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c Sandpiper Inn 941-383-2552 M 11 B 5451 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.sandpiperinn.com Acre of tropical garden overlooking private beach. Each unit with patio. MAP GRID A-1 c Sea Club I 941-383-2431 C 24 B 4141 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.seaclub1.com Quaint, clean and relaxing resort directly on the Gulf of Mexico. MAP GRID A-1

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c SeaSide Garden Retreat s 941-312-1747 V 6 S 2930 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.seaside-garden-retreat.com A luxury resort steps from the beach, with pool and lush tropical gardens. MAP GRID A-2 c Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort s 800-237-9505 C 37 B,S 5841 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.silversandsgulfbeachresort.com Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort is located beachfront on Longboat Key. MAP GRID A-1

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c Gulf Beach Resort 800-232-2489 M 49 B,S 930 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota www.gulfbeachsarasota.com 49 units directly on Lido Beach. No two units are alike. MAP GRID B-3 Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel s 800-225-2181 R 179 B c c *IFC 1540 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota www.helmsleysandcastle.com Full-service resort directly on 600 feet of private beach. Near St. Armands. MAP GRID B-3

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Holiday Inn Lido Beach s 866-306-5452 M 135 B,S c c 233 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota www.lidobeachholidayinn.com Opposite the powdery sands of Lido Beach & 2 blocks from St. Armands. MAP GRID B-3 Lido Beach Resort s 800-441-2113 R 222 B c c 700 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota www.lidobeachresort.com Sarasotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jewel on the beach. MAP GRID B-3

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6,(67$.(< c A Beach Bungalow on Siesta Key s 941-504-2204 V 2 S 303 Canal Rd., Sarasota www.beachbungalowsiesta.com Come experience a luxury island getaway nestled in a lush, tropical setting. MAP GRID C-4

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Aloha Kai Vacation Rentals 888-49ALOHA 6020 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.alohakai.net Villas are on a private Gulf beach 1.5 miles from Siesta Key Village.

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c Beachfront Sea Castles s ! 877-306-9177 C 7 B 20 Whispering Sands Dr., Ste. 1006, Sarasota www.sea-castle.com Directly on the beach with awesome views and sunsets. Walk to shops and dining. MAP GRID C-4 c Capri at Siesta 941-684-3244 M 10 B 6782 Sara Sea Cir., Sarasota www.capriinternational.com Condo-style resort located directly on Siesta Key. Daily rentals available. MAP GRID C-4

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Crescent Royale 800-870-9199 777 Beach Rd., Sarasota www.crescentroyale.com Luxury accommodations at reasonable prices. Gulf and beach views.

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c 43 Hyatt Siesta Key Beach, A Residence Club 800-926-4447 C 44 B 915 Seaside Dr., Sarasota www.siestakeybeach.hyatt.com Hyatt Siesta Key Beach, where effortless elegance meets laid-back luxury. MAP GRID C-4 c Island House Beach Resort 877-349-6101 C 75 B 6150 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.islandhousebeachresort.com Beachfront apartments and villas. $835 - $2002 weekly. MAP GRID C-4

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c Midnight Cove II 888-349-7475 C 64 A,S 6327 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.midnightcoveii.com Bay/harbor views, rentable docks, tennis, heated pool and beach access. MAP GRID C-4 ! 800-469-3004 C 75 A,B,S c 43 Midnight Cove Vacation Rental Condominiums 6302 Midnight Cove Rd., Sarasota www.midnightcove.com Private beach of sugary white sand and azure water of the Gulf of Mexico. MAP GRID C-4 Palm Bay Club s ! 800-725-6229 M 150 A,B,S c 43 5960 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.palmbayclub.com Private beach, two heated pools, tennis, fitness, full kitchens and more. MAP GRID C-4 c 44 Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club 800-237-5671 C 189 B 5900 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.sarasotasurf.com Two-bedroom, two-bath, fully furnished condos directly on the beach. MAP GRID C-4

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c Sea Club V Beach Resort s 800-475-1176 C 41 B 6744 Sara Sea Cir., Sarasota www.seaclubv.com Newly renovated units, directly on the Gulf. Free use of beach equipment. MAP GRID C-4 c 44 Sea Shell Condominium 800-624-9276 C 48 B,S 6500 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.seashellcondos.com Two-bedroom, two-bath furnished condominiums on the beach. MAP GRID C-4

Siesta Beach House s 941-349-2233 5950 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.siestabeachhouse.net Affordable Gulfside villas, townhouses, condos, private beach, internet.

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c Siesta Beach Resort and Suites 800-223-5786 M 51 S 5311 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota www.siestakeyflorida.com Quaint, two-story Mediterranean landmark hotel in Siesta Village. MAP GRID B-4 c Siesta Breakers 800-853-0999 C 43 B 6480 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.siestabreakers.com Beachfront. Washer/dryer in each unit, heated pool, tennis and shopping. MAP GRID C-4

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c Excelsior Beach to Bay Condominiums 941-349-2001 C 166 B,S 6263 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.excelsiorcondos.com Two- and 3-bedroom Gulf & bayside deluxe condos. Two-week minimum. MAP GRID C-4 c Gulf & Bay Club Condominium Assoc., Inc. 941-349-3000 C 105 B 5730 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.gulfandbayclub.com Gated Siesta Key beachfront property, pools, tennis, fitness, racquetball. MAP GRID C-4

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Beau Lido Suites 888-LIDOKEY M 10 S 149 Tyler Dr., Sarasota www.beaulido.com Steps away from Lido Beach. Clean, comfortable suites. MAP GRID B-3 c 37 Coquina on the Beach s 800-833-2141 M 34 B 1008 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota www.coquinaonthebeach.com Spacious studio and suite accommodations in a tropical beachside setting. MAP GRID B-3

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c 44 Siesta Key Bungalows s 888-5SIESTA BH 9 B 8212 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota www.siestakeybungalows.com Beautiful Island-style boutique bungalows, lagoon-side. MAP GRID C-4 c 44 Siesta Key Suites s 888-897-9919 E 17 S 523 Beach Rd., Sarasota www.siestakeysuites.com Quaint suites offer quality accommodations. Come & relax on this island. MAP GRID B-4 ! Siesta Key Sunset 703-204-2763 C 5 A,B,S c 8900 Blind Pass Rd., Sarasota www.SiestaKeySunset.com Favorite beachfront rental condos for the family on beaches of Siesta Key! MAP GRID C-5

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Siesta Sands on the Beach 941-349-1929 C 16 B,S 118 Beach Rd., Sarasota www.siestasands.com One-bedroom condos (sleeps 4) directly on beach. Each with full gulfview. MAP GRID B-4

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A Beach Retreat on Casey Key ! 866-232-2480 105 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis www.abeachretreat.com On secluded Casey Key, the best value in beachfront vacation rentals. ! Beachcomber Casey Key 941-488-0715 129 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis www.beachcombercaseykey.com An intimate, friendly place to relax in the simple pleasures of island life.

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c c 45 Bentleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resort Hotel s 888-966-1660 M 140 1660 S. Tamiami Trl., Osprey www.bentleysresort.com Five amazing venues, contemporary design, exceptional amenities & value. MAP GRID D-5

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c Best Western Ambassador Suites Venice s 800-685-7353 M 83 400 Commercial Ct., Venice www.bestwestern.com/ambassadorsuitesvenice Rooms over 400 sq. feet with complete amenities & convenient location. MAP GRID E-7 c Fairfield Inn & Suites - Venice 800-228-2800 M 103 2935 Executive Dr., Venice www.marriott.com Opened 2010. Heated pool, fitness center, breakfast, micro/fridge & HDTV. MAP GRID E-7

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The Cypress A Bed and Breakfast Inn

Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Bradenton Airport

Nestled beneath the palms, mangos and moss-covered oaks, this charming 1940s home offers five uniquely styled guest rooms. Begin to relax and unwind as you enter the lush tropical garden at this historic gem overlooking Sarasota Bay. Just a stroll away from all the delights of downtown!

Introducing the newest Hampton Inn & Suites at the Sarasota/ Bradenton Airport. First Silver LEEDÂŽ certified Hampton Inn in the World. We are located next to Ringling Museum of Art, Asolo Theatre and just minutes to Lido Beach and downtown Sarasota. Mention this ad to receive a 20% visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide discount.

(941) 955-4683 621 S. Gulfstream Ave., Sarasota www.cypressbb.com

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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Discover The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and experience a place where the casual Gulf Coast lifestyle meets the sophisticated, cosmopolitan excitement of the city. The areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only AAA Five Diamond resort features exceptional dining, a luxurious spa, championship golf, lavish accommodations and sweeping bay and city views. The Ritz-Carlton provides guests with a relaxing escape from the everyday.

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c c Courtyard by Marriott - Bradenton s 866-624-1658 M 153 100 Riverfront Dr. W., Bradenton www.courtyard.com/srqbd Convenient to cultural & entertainment facilities. Next best thing to Acapulco. MAP GRID AREA WIDE

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c Hampton Inn Sarasota/University Park 800-HAMPTON M 102 8565 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park www.hamptonsarasota.com Brand new, free hot breakfast, heated pool & hot tub, fitness & business ctrs. MAP GRID D-1 c c Hilton Garden Inn s 800-HILTONS M 115 8270 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota www.hiltongardensarasota.com Close to Ringling Museum, Crosley Mansion, USF, and beaches. MAP GRID B-1

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Hotel Indigo Sarasota Located in the heart of the Arts District, downtown and nearby Sarasota Bay, this invigorating upscale, full service, boutique hotel is a refreshing escape when traveling on business and leisure. Courtesy airport shuttle, gourmet bistro, and complimentary Wi-Fi and on site parking. Pet friendly. (941) 487-3800 (866) 2-INDIGO 1223 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota www.srqhotel.com

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c c Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch 866-782-4401 M 128 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota www.hilr.com A unique getaway in the heart of Sarasotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fashionable Lakewood Ranch. MAP GRID E-1 c c 45 Holiday Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport s 800-HOLIDAY M 135 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota www.hisrq.com 135 luxurious rooms/suites, exceptional event facilities & unparalleled service. MAP GRID AREA WIDE Palm Island Resort s ! 800-824-5412 V 80 A,S c c 46 7092 Placida Rd., Cape Haze www.palmisland.com Full-service resort overlooking 2 miles of Gulf beach on a private island. MAP GRID AREA WIDE ! c Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast 941-981-5331 BB 4 1102 Riverside Dr., Palmetto www.palmettoriverside.com Luxury riverfront B & B, garden weddings & boat dock. Modern amenities. MAP GRID AREA WIDE

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SARASOTA

Hyatt Regency Sarasota On Sarasota Bay

We offer hundreds of vacation rentals on Longboat Key and Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida. Browsing through our website you will find accommodations that include private vacation homes, beachfront resorts, and Gulf or Bay front condominiums. Let us connect you to the ideal vacation rental.

The completely redesigned, 294 room Hyatt Regency Sarasota is not your typical convention hotel. Surrounded by a tropical landscape and a private, 32-slip marina, this resort-like setting is minutes away from white sandy beaches, award-winning restaurants, world-renowned theaters and cultural attractions!

(941) 387-9709 (877) 702-9980 3720 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.flvacationconnection.com

(941) 953-1234 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota www.hyattregencysarasota.com

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LONGBOAT KEY

RVA, a ResortQuest® Affiliate With RVA, a ResortQuest® Affiliate, you’ll vacation expansively. Memorably. Blissfully. In each of our properties you’ll have the luxury of your own private, fully furnished vacation home, condominium or resort-style property in Sarasota, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key or Venice. Come find the exceptional beaches, sun and fun you expect here - but with the unexpected amenities, spaciousness, pet friendly accommodations and privacy no other company can give you.

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(800) 475-2891 4030 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key

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LONGBOAT KEY

Longboat Key Club and Resort Vacation Rentals Experience the unique tropical lifestyle of Longboat Key with a Monthly Florida Vacation Rental that includes dining privileges at the AAA Four-Diamond Longboat Key Club & Resort! Located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota, you can stay in a beautifully furnished Gulf-front condo, villa or private home… wiggle your toes in the clear waters along our white-sand beaches…dine in six superb restaurants…enjoy the benefits of our exceptional Concierge services…and savor the ultimate Florida vacation experience! Make plans now to enjoy the superb island accommodations and cultural richness of nearby Sarasota.

(941) 387-1620 (800) 237-8821 301 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.longboatkeyvacationvillas.com

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(941) 346-3499 (800) 349-6156 1200 Siesta Bayside Dr., Siesta Key www.argusvacationrentals.com

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We offer over 300 resort accommodations on Siesta Key. Our resort complexes represent some of the finest beach locations on the west coast of Florida. Enjoy your Argus stay at Gulf and Bay Bayside, The Beach Club Resort, Crescent Arms, Siesta Harbor or on the mainland at Village Des Pins.

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A Paradise Vacation Rentals 800-237-2252 V 210 B,A,S 5201 Gulf Dr. N., Holmes Beach www.aparadiserentals.com Choose from a variety of privately owned homes, condos. Beach or bayside. Argus Vacation Rentals s 800-349-6156 C 76 S 1200 Siesta Bayside Dr., Sarasota www.argusvacationrentals.com Wonderful Key West-style condominiums located on beautiful Siesta Key.

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â&#x20AC;˘ 40 Florida Vacation Connection 877-702-9980 V 150 B,A,S 3720 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.flvacationconnection.com Private homes and condos on the beach, bayfront and Intracostal Waterway. Longboat Key Club & Resort Vacation Rentals ! O 888-237-5545 V 90 B,S â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ 41 301 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.longboatkeyvacationvillas.com Diverse choice accommodations with dining, spa, fitness and tennis privileges.

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Place in the Sun 941-475-6888 V 75 2670 S. McCall Rd., Englewood www.placeinthesun.com Houses with hotel amenities, weekly-monthly, Rotonda, Cape Haze, Englewood.

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ResortQuest Southwest Florida s 800-475-2891 C 300 B,A,S 4030 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.resortquestswfl.com Private rentals and resorts, some pet friendly. Weekly and nightly.

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Sarasota Beach Rentals 800-486-4557 C 60 B,A,S 5200 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota www.sarasotabeachrentals.com Efficiency to 2-3 bedroom condos and homes on Siesta Key and Sarasota.

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Tropical Sands Accommodations s 941-349-3460 V 35 B,A 1211 Old Stickney Point Rd., Siesta Key www.siestakey.com From studio to 6-bedroom properties. Gulf-front, bayfront, free Internet.

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(941) 349-7766 (800) 870-9199 777 Beach Rd., Siesta Key www.crescentroyale.com

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Offering sweeping views of the white, powder-sand of Siesta Key Beach. Just a short walk to Siesta Village. One-, two-, three- and four-bedroom, fully furnished condominiums are available. All units have direct views of the Gulf of Mexico. Email us at Info@CrescentRoyale.com.

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Midnight Cove Vacation Condominiums

The Palm Bay Club

Located directly on the pure white sands of Crescent Beach, Siesta Key, and the sparkling azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Midnight Cove stretches over 11 acres of tropical greenery to the serene waters of the Intercoastal Waterway. Offering Gulf front and bayside condos with private beaches.

Spectacular views directly on Siesta Key Beach. This luxurious resort on the Gulf of Mexico offers spacious, newly renovated accommodations ranging from 905-sq.-ft. suites to the luxurious 2,247-sq.-ft. three-bedroom suite. All with full kitchens. Enjoy a private beach, heated pools, spa and tennis.

(941) 349-3004

(941) 349-1911

(800) 469-3004 6302 Midnight Cove Rd., Siesta Key www.midnightcove.com

(800) 725-6229 5960 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key www.palmbayclub.com

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Hyatt Siesta Key Beach Welcome to the other side of Siesta Key. Where barefoot elegance meets uncompromising luxury on the cool white sands of Crescent Beach. Just steps from all the vibrant Sarasota hotspots, our spacious two-bedroom interiors feature private terraces and balconies, lavish baths with massage soaking tubs, fully equipped gourmet kitchens and plush living rooms with custom designed media centers. Our exclusive amenities include concierge-arranged activities, complimentary Wi-Fi, personalized grocery provision and valet parking. Hyatt Siesta Key Beach, escape in style anytime to our stunning beachfront resort!

(941) 346-5900, (800) 926-4447 915 Seaside Dr., Siesta Key www.siestakeybeach.hyatt.com

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Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

Sea Shell Condominiums

Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club, located on Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crescent Beach, is a family vacation favorite. One- and twobedroom, fully furnished condominiums on more than 300 feet of white-sand beach with heated swimming pools, fitness center and tennis facilities. Email: vacation@sarasotasurf.com

Luxury two-bedroom, two-bath condos located directly on the beach. Walk to restaurants, shopping, boat, bike and sports rentals. Fully equipped kitchens, HBO, Internet, heated pool, sauna, laundry, covered parking, beach barbecue area and lounge chairs. Weekly, monthly and three-day rentals.

(941) 349-2200 (800) 237-5671 5900 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key www.sarasotasurf.com

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(800) 624-WARM 6500 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key www.seashellcondos.com

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Siesta Key Bungalows

Siesta Key Suites

A cozy island water-side getaway nestled between soaring palm trees and a tranquil blue lagoon. Our 10 bungalows offer impeccably furnished cottage chic suites. The bungalows sit close to the beach and boast free kayaking and canoeing as well as a sparkling pool and affordable rates.

Stay in the heart of Siesta Key at The Ringling Beach House. Various vintage Florida locations ranging from, one-, twoand three-bedroom units, queen- or king-sized beds, full suites, kitchens, TV/DVD, BBQ, pools, laundry facilities and Wi-Fi. Across from Beach Access 9 and a short walk to the village.

(941) 349-9025 (888) 5-SIESTA 8212 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key www.siestakeybungalows.com

(941) 349-1236 (888) 897-9919 523 Beach Rd., Siesta Key www.siestakeysuites.com

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BENTLEY’S RESORT HOTEL & OSPREY BEACH POOL

CASEY KEY

Gulf Surf on Casey Key

The perfect resort experience. Located between Sarasota and Venice, with 3 stunning beaches, including the worldfamous Siesta Key Beach; the location could not be more perfect. Bentley’s is a premier designed, European-style boutique hotel with tropical pool, tiki bar, nightclub and restaurants.

The Gulf Surf is a uniquely serene and picturesque Gulffront hideaway just steps from the water’s edge. Enjoy the relaxed, informal setting situated on prestigious Casey Key. Spectacular sunsets, mounds of seashells, peaceful walks and water fun are waiting for you at your private beach.

(941) 966-2121 1660 S. Tamiami Tr., Osprey

(941) 966-2669 3905 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis

www.bentleyssarasota.com

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Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport Discover the new Holiday Inn Sarasota – Airport, the stunning six-story atrium boutique hotel with glass elevators, waterfall, delightful guestrooms, fantastic Sporting News Grill and tremendous recreational facilities including state-ofthe-art fitness center, indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room. Free high-speed Wi-Fi internet and free courtesy shuttle. Located adjacent to the Sarasota Airport and minutes to beaches, exceptional cultural attractions, challenging golf courses, sports tournament venues, shopping and dining on St. Armands Circle, downtown Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch all just minutes away.

(941) 355-9000 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota www.hisrq.com

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Inn at the Beach

Palm Island Resort

Relaxation, with personalized and friendly service is what you can expect from this 49-room retreat located in Venice, Florida. As the premier beachside destination, the Inn at the Beach offers a peaceful, intimate setting that nestles you into the tropical getaway you’ve always been dreaming of!

Palm Island Resort sits on a barrier island accessible only by car ferry and overlooks its own two miles of white, sandy beach. All accommodations are “old Florida” style villas with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Very quiet, peaceful and secluded. Room rates include the car ferry.

(941) 484-8471

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(800) 255-8471 725 W. Venice Ave., Venice www.innatthebeach.com

(800) 824-5412 7092 Placida Rd., Cape Haze www.palmisland.com

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Wingate Inn & Suites Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch

We provide door-to-door transportation 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, serving Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg/ Clearwater airports. Individuals, family vacations, and meeting or convention services, we help coordinate all of your ground transportation needs. Call us or book online and reference group code NEQDN.

Each of our 78 large, comfortable guest rooms are designed to meet your area needs. Featuring cordless phones, two-line business phones, refrigerators, microwaves, free wireless Internet, high def flat screen televisions and coffee makers. Free hot breakfast served each morning. 100% smoke free.

(727) 571-4225 (800) Blue-Van 11901 30th Ct. N., St. Petersburg www.supershuttle.com

(941) 755-0055 (888) 755-0056 5464 Lena Rd., Bradenton www.wingatebradenton.com

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A TO Z BABY, BEACH & BIKE RENTALS

4748 Beneva Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233 941-361-6590, www.ace-sarasota.com

Serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties. Sarasota, FL 34242 888-503-2869, www.rentfromatoz.com

C-2 AMERICAN MEDICAL SEMINARS P.O. Box 49947, Sarasota, FL 34230 866-267-4263, www.ams4cme.com

C-3 ABC BABY RENTALS 4519 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 866-342-2446, www.abcbabyrental.com

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C-3 RENTAL DEPOT WEDDING,TENT

1820 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-3269, www.roadscholar.org

3914 Swift Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-929-9382, www.arentaldepot.com

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C-3 FLORIDA HISTORY ALIVE

Sarasota, FL 941-951-7727, www.sarasotahistoryalive.com B-2 NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34234 941-487-4153, www.ncf.edu

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B/C-2 SARASOTA INSTITUTE OF LIFETIME

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1001 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-6404, www.sillsarasota.org

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STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, MANATEE-SARASOTA

7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Sarasota, FL 34240 941-363-7000, www.scf.edu D-2 SUNCOAST CHARITIES FOR CHILDREN

C-4 MANDALA MED-SPA & YOGA SHALA 1715 Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-927-2278, www.mandalamedspa.com

S E RV I C E S C-1 ARCADE PRINTING 2108 Whitfield Park Loop, Sarasota, FL 34243 941-755-2655, www.arcadelitho.com C-2 COASTAL PRINTING, INC. 1730 Independence Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34234 800-354-5155, www.coastalprint.com

* Sarasota, FL 941-773-2036, www.digitalfrontiersmedia.com DIGITAL FRONTIERS MEDIA, INC.

C-2 JAENSCH IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM 2198 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-9841, www.visaamerica.com D-3 SARASOTA-MANATEE JEWISH

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5317 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 43, Sarasota, FL 34232 941-371-8820, www.suncoastcharitiesforchildren.org

580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 941-371-4546, www.smjf.org

B-1 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

C-3 SIR SPEEDY PRINTING 3939 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34231 941-922-1563, www.sirspeedysarasota.com

8350 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34243 941-359-4200, www.sarasota.usf.edu

MEETING RESOURCES E-7 AMERICAN APPAREL DESIGNS 121 Corporation Way, Ste. C, Venice, FL 34285 941-488-3770, www.americanappareldesigns.com

* P.O. Box 8807, Sarasota, FL 34228 941-388-4608, www.conciergesarasota.com CONCIERGE SARASOTA

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* Serving Sarasota & Surrounding Areas 888-526-9607, www.ridetofly.net RIDE TO FLY

B-1 SARASOTA BRADENTON

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

6000 Airport Cir., Sarasota, FL 34243 941-359-5200, www.srq-airport.com Ad on back cover B-2 SARASOTA PEDICAB COMPANY 1628 7th St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-724-2244, www.sarasotapedicab.com B-4 SIESTA TROLLEY 5254 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-915-3232, www.siestatrolley.com D-3 SRQ SERVICES LIMOUSINE

TRANSPORTATION DMC

727 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232 941-925-7733, www.srqservices.com

* TRANSPORATION SERVICES 11901 30th Ct. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716

SUPERSHUTTLE / EXECUCAR

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* Serving the world... 888-872-8356, www.travelocity.com TRAVELOCITY

C-2 SUNTRUST BANK 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-951-3307, www.suntrust.com

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941-552-1270, www.fesm.us

B-1 DOLLAR RENT A CAR 1150 Rental Car Rd., Sarasota-Bradenton Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l. Airport, Sarasota, FL 34243 800-800-4000, www.dollar.com

B/2-3 MOTE AQUARIUM 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-4441, www.mote.org Ad Page 23

C-1 ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR 1306 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 800-736-8222, www.enterprise.com

C-2 MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM 801 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-2200, ext. 4252, www.cityofsarasotamunicipalauditorium.com

* P.O. Box 5513, Sarasota, FL 34277 941-927-3737, www.gcdmc.com

GULF COAST DESTINATIONS, INC.

A-2 LONGBOAT LIMOUSINE/SUNCOAST

E-3 PRO MOTION NOTIONS 3739 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-952-1119, www.notionsunlimited.com

Serving Longboat Key, Sarasota & Surrounding Areas 800-525-4661, www.longboatlimousine.com

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C-3 PRACTICAL CAR, JEEP & SCOOTER

8005 15th St. E., Sarasota, FL 34243 800-355-9161, www.sbicc.net

3416 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239 800-338-0084, www.practicalcar.com

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C-2 ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC CHURCH 200 N. Orange Ave. (at Fruitville), Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4210, www.stmartha.org

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B-3 SARASOTA POWER SQUADRON 2814 Hyde Park St., Sarasota, FL 34239 941-953-7565, www.sarasota-boating.org

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B-2 RINGLING COLLEGE

2700 N. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL 34234 800-255-7695, www.ringling.edu Ad Page 21

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LONGBOAT KEY

Longboat Key Club & Resort All Here. All Yours. Maybe you’re drawn by the clear Gulf waters on our private white-sand beach. Or driven by our 45 holes of championship golf. Maybe it’s the rejuvenating effects of our 9,000 square foot Island House Spa, or the culinary delights found in our six varied restaurants. Maybe it’s our full-service 291-slip deep-water marina with private pool and Ship’s Store. Or the private balconies in our recently renovated rooms and suites with 42” flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet, Bose radios and breathtaking views. Or our new Tennis Gardens with 20 Har-Tru courts and newly equipped Fitness Center and Mind & Motion work-out studio. Whatever it is, when you’re a guest at our AAA Four-Diamond Florida resort, it’s all here. And it’s all yours.

(941) 383-8821 (800) 237-8821 301 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key www.longboatkeyclub.com

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Marina Jack Restaurant & Marina Jack II Cruises Visit Marina Jack Restaurant located on Sarasotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown bayfront. Open daily starting at 11:30 a.m. featuring spectacular views of Sarasota Bay! The second floor dining room features the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest seafood, steaks and pasta. The Deep Six Lounge & Piano Bar features live music starting at 6 p.m. nightly. The open-air Patio Bar features great appetizers, sandwiches and salads along with live music. The Marina Jack II features sightseeing lunch and sunset dinner cruises open to the public daily. The sightseeing lunch cruise features a lunch buffet on the narrated cruise along the Intercoastal Waterway. The evening sunset cruise features a prime rib and grilled salmon dinner buffet as the sun descends over the Gulf of Mexico. A full bar is offered for both the sightseeing lunch and sunset dinner cruises.

(941) 365-4232 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota www.marinajacks.com


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