Atlantans - Enjoy a Weekend Getaway in Sarasota

Posted by on Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 10:05am.

Sarasota Skyline

If you need a vacation in the sun and on the beach take a trip down to Sarasota, Florida and spend a long weekend frolicking in the aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico and walking along one of its gorgeous beaches.

You can catch a flight from Atlanta and fly right into Sarasota or an hour north into Tampa. It should only take you a couple of hours before you can be relaxing on the beach soaking up some rays. There are several great hotels in Sarasota including the Resort at the Longboat Key Club, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Lido Key Beach Resort and Lido Beach Holiday Inn.

5 Fun Things to do in Sarasota, Florida

1)    First and foremost, the beaches of Sarasota are the main reasons why people vacation here. Siesta Key beach is continually ranked as the one of the best beaches in the world.  In 2010 Dr. Beach ranked Siesta Key beach as the 2nd prettiest beach in the United States. Longboat Key and Lido Key beaches are also very enjoyable. 
2)    St. Armands Circle a great shopping and dining destination. Here you can enjoy a delicious meal at an outdoor café, do some shopping in one of the many chic stores, devour a tasty ice cream from Kilwins or get a massage at the day spa The Met.
3)    View some real estate. On Sunday go hit some open houses and catch a glimpse of some very nice real estate. Go hit a few Longboat Key condos to see some amazing units on the beach with stunning views of the water and beach.
4)    Grab a fishing rod and do something fishing off the beach. Better yet, charter a boat and catch some fish in either Sarasota bay or the Gulf of Mexico. During the summer months you just might hook into a large tarpon.
5)    Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows throughout the day. This is a great place to take the family.

Sarasota, Florida is a great place to getaway for the weekend where you can help untie your knots and spend quality time with your family.

11 Responses to "Atlantans - Enjoy a Weekend Getaway in Sarasota"

Mesa Homes For Sale wrote: Sarasota sounds like a great place to visit (or even live). Wish I could take a week off work to come check it out!

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 1:40pm.

Alex Cortez wrote: From my time in Sarasota, I can wholeheartedly endorse it as a great place to visit and spend a holiday. Well written post.

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 8:36am.

Brenda Starr wrote: Wow, I'm heading for the plan to Sarasota! Your description was awesome and painted a beautiful picture of this city. There is no hesitation on my part to refer clients if needed. Good job!

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 8:36am.

Rodney Ash wrote: This blog post makes me feel relaxed. Nice job! Here is another idea: If you have time drive South to Venice Beach and hunt for prehistoric sharks teeth. I always enjoy doing this when in Sarasota.

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 8:36am.

Laguna beach home wrote: Sarasota, Florida is a great place to be in. An d thank you so much for Pointing as to what all can be done there to enjoy. Would surely go there and try doing all these things mentioned.

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 8:36am.

Chris Allington wrote: I have always wanted to go to Sarasota, now more than ever.

Posted on Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 9:04am.

Moraira Property wrote: We are based on the Costa Blanca Spain so we know a thing about sand and sun. Sarasota sounds amazing!!

Posted on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 10:12pm.

Lisa Udy wrote: As I sit here in 40 degree weather reading this blog I am getting more jealous every second! Sarasota looks like an amazing place to live, not to mention all the fantastic beaches! :) Thanks for depressing me!

Posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 7:56pm.

John wrote: I really like this blog. We are working on developing a similar one for Aerial photography that caters to real estate developers. Check it out if you get a chance.

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 9:31pm.

Bayut wrote: No doubt, Sarasota is a great place of living and it beach is awesome just like Palm Jumeirah beach in Dubai. Dubai and Sarasota are two of the best places to spend vacations and enjoy holidays.

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 10:07am.

Chris Adams wrote: I wish we can have such nice beaches here in AZ. Unfortunately, were surrounded with hot sand and a lot of land. Great article Tina! I'm now planning a little side trip to Sarasota when I come visit Tampa.

Posted on Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at 3:31am.

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