Local Activities

Things To Do

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a 14 acre open-air and under-glass museum of thousands of colorful and exotic plants.

St. Armands Circle
300 Madison Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
St. Armands Circle is a collection of fine shops and restaurants separated from the mainland by Sarasota Bay.

Siesta Key Beach
948 Beach Road
Sarasota, FL 34242
Visit the beautiful Siesta Key Beach, ranked number one beach in America year after year!

Mote Marine Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
At Mote Marine Aquarium, you can explore the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and interactive exhibits. See sharks, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.

Paradise Adventures
Kayak - Paddleboard - Rentals - Tours
190 Taft Dr. Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 275-2971


Café Epicure
1298 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-5648
No Reservation Required
The atmosphere is casual but our quality is outstanding. Our head chef, Stefano Sasso, is a native of Ischia, an island off the Naples coast. He prepares each dish carefully using on the freshest ingredients. Everything here is made from scratch; sauces, fresh pasta, bread, desserts and gelato.

Jack Dusty
111 Ritz Carlton Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 309-2266
No Reservation Required
Jack Dusty is located at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Blending Sarasota’s vibrant cultural lifestyle with an ambiance reflective of sand and sky. The best of what Sarasota offers–creativity and energy, merged with natural features and artistic diversity.

State Street Eating House
1533 State Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 951-1533
No Reservation Required
Enter State Street and in an instant you’re in a Mid-Century Industrial Chic eating-house! The space, that was recently a defunct bakery has been restored to its Mid–Century bones. To the original walls we have added distressed brickwork, and yes, elegant wallpapers! From the utilization of its original exposed rafters to the use of reclaimed lumber, iron and concrete features, the eatery is a testament to urban cool meets green building!

Shore Diner
65 John Ringling Blvd #200
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 296-0301
No Reservation Required
The SHORE Diner is our interpretation of open-air, mid-century beach cafes of Southern California. We've crafted a 3 plate menu that takes fresh to another level. We utilize many local growers to create a fabulous abundance of vegan greens; upon our roof top garden fresh herbs flourish in hydroponic growers offering a variety of herbs to complement many of our fabulous entrees. Organic recipes are our specialty combined with coastal local favorites all served in an open air dining space.
From your first sip of our signature Shore Cocktail to your last bite of Everything Crusted Tuna, the entire SHORE experience is nothing short of a beach day makeover, with laughter, a cool vibe and delicious eats.

Selva Grill
1345 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 362-4427
No Reservation Required
Selva’s Nuevo Latino ceviche cuisine represents the marriage of exotic flavors from Latin America and the United States.
Jessica Williams