• MustDo.com | Sarasota, Florida family fun attractions and things to do include a visit to Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.
  • MustDo.com | The citrus packing room at Historic Spanish Point. Sarasota, Florida family fun attractions. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.

Attractions

Lively arts, extraordinary history, and interactive exhibits and shows provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to explore, learn, and be entertained at Sarasota’s area attractions. Gardens, museums, an aquarium, zoo, and animal sanctuaries provide hours of fun the entire family will enjoy.

Check out the DEALS tab in the top MENU for great coupon savings on area Attractions!

Click here to Read More

Must Do Attractions

Mote Marine Aquarium Sarasota, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Mote Marine Aquarium

Mote Marine Aquarium features touch pools for stingrays and other sea life, a 135,000-gallon shark habitat, dolphin, manatee, and sea turtle exhibits, and more than 100 species of marine life. Experience the Immersion Cinema that features a 40-foot-wide HD screen and interactive console that allows you to affect the outcome of the movie. This Sarasota, Florida aquarium also... Read More
The Ringling Museum of Art, formerly Sarasota, Florida's John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was built by John-Ringling to house his personal collection of masterpieces, the museum features paintings and sculptures by European, American and Asian Old Masters, including Rubens, van Dyck, Gainsborough and more. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

The Ringling Museum of Art

Houses One of The Finest Collections of Art in Florida The Ringling Museum of Art, formerly Sarasota, Florida's John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was built by John-Ringling to house his personal collection of masterpieces, the museum features paintings and sculptures by European, American and Asian Old Masters, including Rubens, van Dyck, Gainsborough and more. Admission to The Ringling Museum of Art is always... Read More
Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria are the most rare and aristocratic breed of horses in the world. Take the rare opportunity to witness the beauty and grace of the magnificent Lipizzan Stallions performing their classical equestrian moves at their winter training home in Myakka City near Sarasota, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions

Winter Training Facility in Myakka City Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria are the most rare and aristocratic breed of horses in the world. Take the rare opportunity to witness the beauty and grace of the magnificent Lipizzan Stallions performing their classical equestrian moves at their winter training home in Myakka City. Read the featured blog article about Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions here! Herrmann's Royal... Read More
Historic Spanish Point was the first site in Sarasota County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Spanish Point offers leisurely walking tours of a 30-acre archaeological, historical, and environmental museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in charming Osprey, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Historic Spanish Point

A 30-acre Archaeological, Historical, and Environmental Museum The first site in Sarasota County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Spanish Point offers leisurely walking tours of a 30-acre archaeological, historical, and environmental museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in charming Osprey, Florida. Visitors experience "A Window to the Past," the only museum exhibition built entirely inside of a prehistoric shell... Read More
In operation since 1953, the Sarasota Classic Car Museum is the second oldest continually operating antique car museum in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the world! The 60,000-square foot facility features more than 75 antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classic automobiles spanning over 100 years and are displayed in rotating exhibits throughout the museum. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

See Antique, Exotic, European, and One-of-a-Kind Automobiles In operation since 1953, the Sarasota Classic Car Museum is the second oldest continually operating antique car museum in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the world! The 60,000-square foot facility features more than 75 antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classic automobiles spanning over 100 years and are displayed in rotating exhibits throughout the... Read More
Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium

Largest Natural and Cultural History Museum on Florida's Gulf Coast Discover Florida’s story from the prehistoric to the present with life-sized casts of Ice Age mammals and fossils at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium. Explore South Florida Museum's many exhibits and discover why there were no dinosaurs in Florida. Learn about Florida's environment and its first inhabitants through dioramas and artifacts.... Read More
Experience Old Florida at Crowley Museum & Nature Center in Sarasota. Discover pioneer history and artifacts as you explore the museum, pioneer cabin, blacksmith shop, working sugar cane mill and more. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Crowley Museum & Nature Center

Experience Old Florida at Crowley Museum & Nature Center in Sarasota. Discover pioneer history and artifacts as you explore the museum, pioneer cabin, blacksmith shop, working sugar cane mill and more. Children’s Discovery Path nature trail offers hands-on learning opportunities. A half-mile boardwalk takes visitors through 5 Florida habitats including Maple Branch Swamp, and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh ends with a two-story observation... Read More
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, USA. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

This Sarasota Bay bayfront property in an open-air and under-glass botanical garden featuring more than 20,000 colorful and exotic plants. The overall gardens and greenhouses at Selby occupy approximately 11 acres while the entire campus setting is comprised of 16 acres. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens features an outdoor butterfly garden, bromeliad garden, bamboo garden, epiphyte garden, fern garden, a mangrove walkway, and a breathtaking tropical... Read More
See and learn about exotic and endangered Siberian tigers, African lions, and rare White tigers at Sarasota's Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Also encounter bears, primates, birds, and other animals. Be entertained by the individual personalities of the animals during educational training demonstrations. There are a petting Zoo and special events throughout the year. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

See and learn about exotic and endangered Siberian tigers, African lions, and rare White tigers at Sarasota's Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Also encounter bears, primates, birds, and other animals. Be entertained by the individual personalities of the animals during educational training demonstrations. There is a petting zoo and special events throughout the year. Multi-year recipient of TripAdvisor's Certificate of... Read More
Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy and Sculptur Garden Sarasota, Florida USA. Photo by Nita Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy

Sarasota Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden Marietta Museum is dedicated to raising the importance of positive and whimsical art, the museum exhibits a diverse collection of quality art from classic to lighthearted and fun. Enjoy paintings, sculptures, and mixed media from more than 250 artists. Afterward, linger under the Museum's oak canopied gardens, and visit the enchanting sculpture garden to encounter a colorful menagerie... Read More
[gravityform id="2"]

Newsletter Sign-up