Mike and I recently visited his sister and her husband in the sunshine state. They live pretty close to Sarasota so that means we got to do some exploring. They did such a great job of showing us around. We didn’t have too much time there, but we still had a blast! Sarasota is such a lively and beautiful city full of amazing beaches, restaurants, culture, and more! If you ever find yourself there then you need to add these activities to your to do list.
1.) Siesta Key Beach
Our first stop of the day was the beach, of course! Siesta Key Beach was voted the #1 rated beach in the country. If you don’t believe it then you need to go check it out for yourself. It has such fine, white sand, and warm, calm ocean water. One of the best perks about the sand is that it’s made up of 99% quartz so it doesn’t get hot! There are also two men who are known for making unbelievable sand castles, which was really neat to see.
2.) Prime Steakhouse
We headed to Prime Serious Steak for some lunch and it did not disappoint! If your’re looking for a delicious lunch then you need to go here. They have the best steaks!
I love to go to local coffee shops every place I visit, so we had to visit one in Sarasota. Luckily, my sister in law knew the perfect place to take us, Buddy Brews. I was so in love with the atmosphere there. It has awesome decorations, amazing coffee, and good vibes all around.
4.) Marina Jack
Marina Jack is full of beauty everywhere you look – from the boats docked, the park, the art, and everything in between it was such a lovely place to talk a walk and just take it all in. This is also where one of the famous kissing statues can be found in Florida.
5.) Lido Key
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to watch the sunset then head over to Lido Key Beach. Florida sunsets are absolutely gorgeous and this is a very popular place to catch a sunset.
Saint Armand’s Circle is the place to go if you want to do some shopping! There are tons of cute stores and really nice restaurants to choose from. There is something for everyone here. There is also a lot of live music performers around the circle to stop and listen to. We went here at night and it was so pretty and lit up.
And there you have it, my quick trip to Sarasota Florida. I hope you enjoyed reading this little recap and I hope it inspires you and your travels there. We had such a fantastic time here. There is so much more to see and do in Sarasota, you guys. Some things that I really wanted to do, but didn’t have time to do is visit the Myakka State Park and the Ringling Museum.
Question: Have you been to Sarasota before? What was your favorite thing to do there?