Sarasota is world-renowned for the silky white sand beaches of Siesta Key and Lido Key. Add in St Armand’s circle and those alone are worth checking out. However, Sarasota is so much more than just beaches, boating and fishing.
In the 1920’s John Ringling, of the Ringling Brother’s Circus, was one of the influences that helped to put Sarasota on the map. In need of a place for his circus troop to winter and work on new routines for the following year that also appealed to his wealthy contemporaries, he focused on Sarasota. Just as in the 1920’s, in the 2020’s people flock to the area from not only the Northern states, but from all over the world to enjoy the warm dry winters.
Ringling was also a massive patron of the arts and that drew other performers from his era. Vaudeville, concerts, and the opera drew in a willing audience. That history is still felt today as Sarasota is notable for its culture and arts. You will find many musical, dance, theatre, circles and other performing arts venues. There is even the Sarasota Players club where you can take classes yourself.
If all of that isn’t enough you can find entertainment in the form of the zoos, botanical gardens, and frequent festivals. You can golf, kayak, boat, fish, join a variety of clubs, or just about any other hobby you have always wanted to try. Now add in fabulous dining and you get just a hint of what makes Sarasota one of the most desirable places in the country.
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