Here are some web sites of the Sarasota area that you may like to visit before your holiday.
Prime Retail is one of the largest and most successful developers of outlet centers in the country. Find impressive savings in Ellenton at Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, J.Crew, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Movado, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and many more.
golfersguide.com The Greater Sarasota Golfer’s Guide encompasses three central Florida coastal counties: Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte. Starting at the north from the graceful Sunshine Skyway bridge connecting Manatee County to St. Petersburg to Burnt Store Marina - the southern most point in Charlotte County - a diverse mix of over 100 golf courses is available for golfers.
Whether in the Historic Asolo Theater, the historical Mertz Theatre, or the Cook Theatre, local residents and visitors enjoy the outstanding professional live theatrical productions of the Asolo Rep. Its talented and accomplished resident acting company is complemented by top flight, award-winning directors, designers, and guest artists who come to Sarasota from around the country and around the world.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, fronting Sarasota Bay, has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy since 1968. It has welcomed world-class symphonies, classical and modern dance companies, jazz artists, pop legends, comedy and Broadway. With its renovation in 2000, the Hall is now larger, meaning bigger lobbies and Grand Foyer, more restrooms, and a new stage.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, a 66-acre estate on Sarasota Bay offers 21 galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities, Asian Art, American paintings, and contemporary art. The estate features Cà d'Zan, a spectacular waterfront mansion, while Circus Museums chronicle the history of the Circus. Also featured are Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden, the Treviso Restaurant, Banyan Café, gift shops and gardens.
Ticket Sarasota - a complete guide to events, dining, recreation, the arts, music and nightlife in SW Florida. It's an enhanced digital – and mobile – companion to the Herald-Tribune’s weekly TICKET, published every Thursday, and offers extensive restaurant, movie and theater listings and maps. Plan your next night out and future outings; Comment, rate and review restaurants, movies, bars and more.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium - A non-profit organization, our mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. A three-month old dolphin, Winter, was found trapped in a crab line, rescued and transported to CMA to begin a long rehabilitation. Sadly, Winter lost her entire tail and two vertebrae due to her serious injuries. The film, Dolphin Tale, is her story and of the people who saved her life. Come and see her at the aquarium.
We have just got back from 28 degrees to minus 2!! We had a fantastic time and the villa was perfect; being able to have dinner outside every day was a major bonus. Once again, thanks for providing us with a beautiful base for a super holiday celebrating our friends' 50th wedding anniversary. Jim Wallace, England