Sarasota, that concentration of culture and activity with an undercurrent of urban vibe nestled on bayside at the foot of the majestic Ringling Bridge, is the type of city one can enjoy for years. Downtown Sarasota is home to numerous boutiques, award-winning independent restaurants and cafes, many with sidewalk seating just daring you to enjoy the people watching and a relaxing coffee or nosh. This is best done during busy weekends with First Friday gallery walks, opening nights at the Sarasota Opera or theatre and the ever-popular Saturday morning Farmer’s Market.
Cross over to Bayfront Park where you can enjoy waterside dining at Marina Jacks or the native friendly O’Leary’s and its Tiki Bar. Check out public sculptures bayside courtesy of Sarasota Season of Sculpture, cruise the bay at sunset on LeBarge or walk on over to world-famous Selby Gardens to feast your eyes on a horticultural buffet.
Don’t forget to catch a show in the evening at one of many downtown performing arts venue such as Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Florida Studio Theatre, Players Theatre, as well as Hollywood 20 Movie Theaters and Burns Court Cinema. After the show there are clubs for live music, dancing or a fine martini on upper Main and nearby in Southside Village.
Reprinted from Sarasota Convention and Visitor's Bureau website.
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