Sarasota Area Travel Guide

  • A Florida treat: Take a short walk on a long pier

    A Florida treat: Take a short walk on a long pier

    When Jimmy Buffett was singing about a cheeseburger in paradise, his vision likely didn't revolve around the cold and rainy afternoon that was the backdrop for my road trip to the Venice pier, 26 miles south of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast. A burger and a beer seemed like a good finale to a...

  • Florida Shopping Guide: Sarasota and Bradenton

    Florida Shopping Guide: Sarasota and Bradenton

    First class stores, great beach finds, historic downtown and more are just some of what shopping in the Sarasota area has to offer. Whether you want to lounge in a beautiful outdoor setting amongst the stores or find great deals for a full day of shopping, be sure to visit Sarasota. Prime Outlets...

  • Sunsets illuminate charms of Anna Maria Island

    Sunsets illuminate charms of Anna Maria Island

    It only takes about three minutes for the sun to disappear after it touches the horizon, but perhaps nowhere on the planet is that time celebrated with more passion than Anna Maria Island. Watching the sunset is a cherished ritual on this sleepy barrier island, about 20 miles west of Bradenton...

  • Sarasota aquarium makes a fun side trip

    Sarasota aquarium makes a fun side trip

    Mote Marine Laboratory has plenty to offer even on a postcard-perfect afternoon.

  • Orioles fans find a new spring training home in Sarasota

    Orioles fans find a new spring training home in Sarasota

    The new nest for Orioles spring training has all the bases covered for good eats, arts and more

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