20 Surprising Facts About Venice Florida Check your local knowledge of Venice, Florida. #VeniceFlorida

20 Surprising Facts About Venice Florida

Venice is tucked away 23 miles south of Sarasota in Southwest Florida. Voted one of the Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns 2015 by Coastal Living, it has much to recommend it. See how... Read more
Sarasota is well known as a cultural hub in Southwest Florida with fine beaches, barrier islands and golf. Here are a few more facts you may not know! Photo by Charlie White.

Surprising Facts About Sarasota

Whether you live in Sarasota or are just visiting, we have some fun facts to share about this beautiful city in Southwest Florida. See how many of these surprising facts about Sarasota you... Read more
Holiday Events in Sarasota, Florida You Won’t Want To Miss. #parade #holidays #christmas #florida #sarasota

Holiday Events in Sarasota You Won’t Want To Miss

By Vanessa Caceres If you’re lucky enough to be in Sarasota during the holiday season, you’ve got several choices for memorable holiday happenings. Here are some of the top events to get you... Read more
Sarasota Classic Car Museum is the second oldest continuously operating museum of antique cars in the USA. The museum has an ever-changing selection of exhibits including antique, exotic, American, European, and one-of-a-kind cars you are unlikely to see on the roads today. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum

There’s something about classic cars that trigger nostalgia in us all, whatever our age or background. The road trips we made as children, the first car we ever owned and the sports car... Read more | Centennial Park Gazebo downtown Venice, Florida

Things to Do in Venice, Florida

Known as “The Sharks’ Tooth Capital of the World”, Venice lives up to its Italian namesake with Renaissance-style architecture in its historic downtown. Antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants thrive in this vibrant area... Read more
Jet ski rentals and tours, water sport activities on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Sanibel, Sarasota, Siesta Key. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. | Must Do Visitor Guides,

Things to Do in Southwest Florida

The beautiful region of Southwest Florida runs from the south end of Tampa Bay down the barrier islands and estuaries of Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Naples to the vast uninhabited acres of the... Read more
Mote Marine Aquarium Sarasota, Florida. Photo credit Nita Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides,

8 Rainy Day Activities in Sarasota

Don’t let rain get you down during your visit to Sarasota, Florida. There’s still plenty to do in and around the city. Just choose any of these eight destinations for a unique or... Read more
Hermanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions, during the winter months the Lipizzan Stallions stay on the ranch in Myakka near Sarasota, Florida. Training shows are open to the public. Photo by Lauren Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides,

A Regal Treat with Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions

Myakka City is the winter home of the Spanish American Riding School of Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions. This unique and noble breed of horses descended from the Hapsburg Riding School in Vienna, Austria.... Read more
South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium Bradenton, Florida USA., Must Do Visitor Guides

Things to Do in Bradenton

Bradenton, the county seat of Manatee County, is brimming with historic attractions, sports events, state parks, and beautiful beaches. It’s equally popular with families, couples, and retirees looking for fun things to do... Read more | Sarasota beaches are among the best in the U.S. and that’s official, as Siesta Beach was ranked #1 by Dr. Beach in 2014. The pure white quartz sand in this area is powder-soft and contrasts beautifully with the blue Gulf waters. Most beaches lie on the barrier islands of Longboat Key, Siesta Key, and Lido Key, creating sheltered waters for boats and wildlife within Sarasota Bay. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey.

Things to Do in Sarasota

Sarasota is a popular destination in southwest Florida, welcoming over 925,000 visitors each year. With its combination of beautiful sandy beaches, upscale shopping, cultural festivals, watersports, golf, and top dining, there’s something for... Read more
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