Things to do in Sarasota

Brittany Hagan

Posted on February 22 2018

Happy Thursday, loves!

Time to get outside and recharge - we are highlighting the top things to do and places to see in our backyard // Sarasota, FL. 

How gorgeous is this hidden tiki bar?! An iconic tropical hot spot.

There’s always a party going on at this tiki bar, where 1 percenters, boaters parked at the docks and beach bums share the bliss. Wander down to the little sand beach for live music on the weekends. (Sarasota Magazine)

Selby Gardens is a living museum located on the shores of Sarasota Bay. It is the only botanical garden dedicated to the study and conservation of epiphytes - or air plants - like orchids, bromeliads and gesneriads. Activities include a children’s rainforest garden, tropical glass house conservatory and 15 acres of lush grounds with two historic homes, including the Museum of Botany & the Arts. On-site dining, a plant shop and year-round special events offer numerous reasons to return frequently.

Nokomis Beach is Sarasota County's oldest public beach. The Nokomis Beach Plaza was designed and built in the 1950's by Jack West, of the renowned Sarasota School of Architecture, and renovated in 2008. Amenities include: beach, swimming, lifeguards, boardwalk, canoe/kayak launch, boat ramp and dock on bayside, historic Nokomis Beach Plaza, picnic shelters, playground, volleyball, beachside restrooms, bayside portable restrooms, parking.

Founded in 1926, Sara Bay Country Club is one of Florida's most venerable private golf clubs. The club's facilities are for the exclusive use of Sara Bay members and their guests. The club is located just north of downtown Sarasota, Florida's cultural capital, and is a short drive from the Gulf Coast Keys of Longboat, Lido, St. Armands, Bird and Siesta. Designed by legendary architecht Donald Ross, he considered Sara Bay Country Club among his personal favorites.

A hundred independently owned shops and boutiques line the avenues of Historic Downtown Venice, where you can find unique gifts, art, and much more! Take a leisurely stroll through our quaint downtown as you're greeted by friendly faces and interesting finds. Dine at one of our many world-class restaurants or grab a refreshment at a martini bar. The kids will love playing in our intergenerational fountain while you read a book in the shade. Visit on a Saturday morning and wander the Venice Farmer's Market. We promise, when you visit Venice all your worries will melt away. 

Mandala Med-Spa & Yoga Shala is an Indonesian-infused holistic and medical day spa. In our peaceful sanctuary, we blend the beauty and wisdom of ancient healing arts with the cutting-edge advancements of modern medical science, creating a holistic environmnet that supports your total wellness and tranquility.


Come visit our beach town, you won't be disappointed. 

XX, The Wandering Coast Team

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