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Explore Sarasota

Sarasota overview

Nature lovers can explore top areas in Sarasota such as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Popular sights like Mote Marine Aquarium and St. Armands Circle are sure to leave an impression. If you're looking for a new favorite getaway, look no further than Sarasota.

Where to stay in Sarasota

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Sarasota has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Sarasota with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Sarasota hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Sarasota hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Sarasota

Fly in to Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from downtown Sarasota. St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 40.4 mi (65.1 km) away.

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
Known for its attractions including:
  • • Mote Marine Aquarium
  • • Coconuts Family Entertainment Center
  • • Pop's Golf Range and Batting Center
  • • Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
  • • Sarasota Jungle Gardens
  • • Island Park
  • • Causeway Park
  • • Gillespie Park
Some top sights include:
  • • St. Armands Circle
  • • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

When to visit Sarasota

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

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