Sarasota, a beautiful city in Southwest Florida, emerged onto the tourist map with a vibrant arts community, upscale shopping centers and an exciting restaurant scene. As the cultural center of West-Central Florida, Sarasota number of exciting adventures and cultural interactions. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is a must-see while in the city, a venue with a deep connection to the Ringlings, the people behind the most famous circus in the US. Those old world wagons, old costumes and the largest miniature circus in the world are definitely worth a watch.
The city also hosts a huge collection of Rubens artworks. Sarasota is also the place to be for beach bums. You could spend an entire vacation soaking up the sun and the sand and still not get tired of the city’s beaches. Other popular attractions include the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Lido Key, Siesta Beach, Sarasota Opera House and the John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art.
For some trendy and exciting shopping adventures, head over to St. Armand’s Circle or Westfield Southgate Mall. The mall hosts 421,844 sq. ft. of shopping area, 1934 car parking spaces and 45 retailers. It ranks among the premier shopping venues of Sarasota and hosts a number of brands like Coach, Banana Republic, William Sonoma, Talbot’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor, Chico’s and Macy’s.