Sarasota County, Florida

Located between Fort Myers and Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County is a rising destination in the Southwest United States. Featuring 35 miles of pristine beaches, arts and culture, nature retreats and fabulous dining options, this area is a darling destination for tours and is easy to access from Interstate 75.

 

See The Ringling — State Art Museum of Florida located on 66 acres of beautiful Bayfront property, or head downtown to Selby Gardens, a botanical oasis of thousands of plants and trees. Head over Ringling Causeway and meet our sealife at Mote Aquarium, or visit Save Our Seabirds next door for an educational experience of the different birds that call Florida home. Be sure to visit Sarasota Jungle Gardens, home to a flock of free roaming flamingos, and Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, a large-animal rescue and permanent home for dozens of exotic animals.

Large groups are easily accommodated at several of our restaurants. Dine lunch at Der Dutchman, a popular restaurant known for its pan-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and delicious pies, located in the heart of Pinecraft, Sarasota’s Amish community. Savor supper with tapas, sangria and fabulous Cuban cuisine at Columbia Restaurant on St. Armands Circle. There are more than 12 restaurants in the destination for large groups amid Sarasota County’s robust dining scene.

 

The Visit Sarasota County Motorcoach Incentive program provides groups new to the area with resources to enhance their experience. Benefits to the program include $10 room rebates per room for the first night, up to $500 in value and $15 room rebates per room for the second night, up to $750 in value. We will also personal meet and greet, provide a 24/7 customer liaison, secure hotel room blocks and provide welcome bags. Contact Kelli Funkhouser to learn more at kfunkhouser@visitsarasota.org, or 941.955.0991 ext. 122.