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What to do in Sarasota Florida? Relax

Sarasota - Siesta Key Beach

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August 15, 2016 by Andrew Gavin

Sarasota is a relaxing city in Florida near the gulf of mexico with great access to mangrove channels and white sandy beaches. The perfect place to get some sun, have some fun, and enjoy a drink or two along the water.

First Stop O’Learys Tiki Bar

Sarasota - Olearys Tiki Bar

Right along the water near downtown Sarasota O’Learys is a relaxing bar/grill to sit back and sip away the stress of the flight.

Farmer’s Market

Sarasota - Farmers Market

Relax at Siesta Key Beach

Sarasota - Siesta Key Beach

The whitest, softest sand you will ever see.

Eat Fresh Seafood

Sarasota - Starfish Restaurant

@ Starfish Company in the fishing village of Cortez, just north of Sarasota. Make sure to get there early as the line gets crazy early.

Ice Cream on the Circle

@ Kilwin’s on St Armands Circle, there are many ice cream choices along the circle so explore the options before picking

Feeling Ambitious? Go for a Run Across the Bridge to St Armands

Sarasota - St Armands Circle
Feeling Even More Ambitious? Try a Guided Kayaking Tour

Sarasota - Kayaking

The tours run about 3-4 hours and usually traverse the mangrove lined channels. Go for the early tours as the water will be more calm. Manatees and Dolphins inhabit the channels so keep your eyes out.

Cruise the bay for a Manatee Sighting!

Sarasota - Manatee Sighting

That little blip in the water is a Manatee nose.  They are pretty quick, but you can get an idea of where they are because they leave behind a trail of circles as they swim along the surface.

For a Better View of Manatees Check Out the Mote Aquarium

Sarasota - Mote Aquarium

The Mote Aquarium is home to adorable Manatees and many other aquatic animals.  On a hot day this is a great stop to beat the heat and enjoy this small aquarium.

Eat as many Stone Crab Claws as possible!

Sarasota - Stone Crab Claw Restaurant

@ Casey Key Fish House in Casey Key south of Sarasota. Also take a scenic drive along the key to see some ridiculous houses and water views.

Catch the Final Rays of the Day On the Water

@ Le Barge Sunset Cruise from Sarasota Marina

Enjoy a Sun Set

Sarasota - Sun Set Siesta Key Beach

The picture says it all…