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Explore Sarasota

Sarasota overview

Visitors speak favorably about all that Sarasota has to offer, including its beaches and bar scene. There's a nice selection of cafés to enjoy during your stay. Nature lovers can explore top areas in Sarasota such as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. While here, you may want to make time for other popular sights such as Mote Marine Aquarium and St. Armands Circle.

Where to stay in Sarasota

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Sarasota can accommodate you. There are 131 hotels in Sarasota and you can shop as many as 257 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%. We have room prices as low as 50 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Sarasota as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 4 5-star hotels from 269 USD per night
  • • 437 4-star hotels from 100 USD per night
  • • 508 3-star hotels from 69 USD per night
  • • 33 2-star hotels from 54 USD per night

How to get to Sarasota

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the heart of Sarasota.

What to see around Sarasota

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Stardust Event Center
  • • Ed Smith Stadium
  • • Sarasota Kennel Club
  • • Rolling Green Golf Club
  • • Bobby Jones Golf Complex
Here are some local attractions:
  • • Mote Marine Aquarium
  • • Coconuts Family Entertainment Center
  • • Pop's Golf Range and Batting Center
  • • Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary
The area is recognized for its natural setting, offering these places to visit:
  • • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
  • • Sarasota Jungle Gardens
  • • Island Park
  • • Causeway Park
  • • Sarasota Childrens Garden
Top sights include:
  • • St. Armands Circle
  • • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

When to visit Sarasota

Wondering what time of year to travel or what you should pack? Here are some seasonal norms so you'll know what to expect for your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 79°F day, 51°F night
  • • April-June: 90°F day, 60°F night
  • • July-September: 91°F day, 71°F night
  • • October-December: 87°F day, 52°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 9.45 inches
  • • April-June: 12.91 inches
  • • July-September: 26.38 inches
  • • October-December: 7.52 inches