- Our list of the best things to do in Sarasota, Florida, features the top 148 nearby activities — including 89 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Sarasota, FL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Water Activities, Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, and Tours.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Sarasota, FL , followed by 118 popular activities in nearby cities, including Venice, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Siesta Key, Anna Maria, Englewood, Tampa, Arcadia and Ruskin
Turtle Beach provides amenities to enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, beachcombing, snorkeling, volleyball and horseshoes, or visitors can just watch the sea turtles. They also have grills, picnic tables, benches, shower stations and a playground.
Specializing in deep sea fishing excursions, Flying Fish Fleet Deep Sea Fishing leads visitors to prime fishing spots to catch grouper, barracuda, and more. Each fishing trip can last from 4 to 12 hours depending on the charter.
I Kayak Sarasota rents Kayaks, Standup Paddle Boards and offer Professional Guided Kayak Tours. They provide tours along the pristine waters of Sarasota Bay and give patrons the opportunity to view wildlife including dolphin, manatee and native birds.
At Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, visitors can see nationally recognized musicians, dancers, comedians, Broadway performers, and more. The main auditorium seats 1741 people at capacity and has an orchestra pit.
Playing to over 190,000 guests per year, the Florida Studio Theatre, or FST, is located in the center of downtown Sarasota. The theater mixes a reverence for classical drama with contemporary, hip sensibilities.
Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 is a movie theater with 20 screens and stadium seating that features such amenities as 3D for certain movies and a game room in the lobby. Parking in the garage is free with ticket stub.
The Sarasota Wine Club is a local wine bar that offers over 100 different selections of wines to choose from during a visit. In addition to wines, the bar also offers some foods, appetizers, and live music to enjoy.
A 36-lane bowling center, Sarasota Lanes offer open and league bowling along with birthday party hosting. The center provides a lounge with adult beverages, flat-screen televisions, pool tables, a pro shop and a snack bar.