Check out local things to do in Sarasota

Sarasota's Waterfront Dining

Sarasota, Florida is full of waterfront dining. The best part? Most of the dining is made up of local restaurants and owners; and as for the chains? Well, they’re delicious too. Many of these Sarasota waterfront restaurants feature fresh seafood, tropical vibes, sunset views, salty air seating, and offer one of a kind environments. Because, can anyone really compete with the Sarasota Bay? Enjoy a casual bite at Sharky’s on the Pier in Venice, dine upscale at Ophelia’s on the Bay on Siesta Key, or enjoy a date night at Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on Longboat Key.

You’ll find that my guide to Sarasota’s Best Waterfront Restaurants takes you beyond Sarasota and into the surrounding areas… because fresh seafood and salty…

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The Rosemary District- Downtown Sarasota

We’ve all heard of Sarasota’s ‘Rosemary District’, but what is it? And, why is it so popular? I decided to do a little research and check it out myself, on foot. So, here is your guide to experiencing The Rosemary District. The Rosemary District is the area within the parameters of N. Tamiami, 10th St., N. Orange Ave., and Fruitville Rd. Located North of downtown Sarasota, just a walk from the Sarasota Bay. What’s better than the cultural vibe of a downtown atmosphere paired with only being a walk away from the coastal relaxation by the water?

Rosemary District

Then & Now in the Rosemary District

The Rosemary District dates itself back to 1885. In 1886, The Rosemary Cemetery was founded on Eight Street and Central Ave;…

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All About Bayfront Park and Marina

Bayfront Park is bright yet shady; you can feel the warmth of the sun, but find a breezy shade among the mature trees. It is high energy yet peaceful; you can sense the outgoing vibe of the socials and hear kids running around, but you can find peace within the sounds and scenes of the bay. It is busy yet idle; many come to exercise and socialize, but you can always seek solitude in a hammock sprawled between two trees.

Bayfront Park and Marina is located off of Bayfront Drive across from Ringling Blvd. Situated on the Sarasota Bay, just minutes from downtown. My family and I find ourselves here probably once a month enjoying a leisurely walk or picnic lunch as a way to get outside and put all else aside but…

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"Doc" Ernest and Eloise Werlin Park

Also known as Ringling Bridge Causeway Park, because its just next to/ under the Ringling Bridge! This park is made up of 12 acres and is a beautiful spot year-round. It’s always a great day to visit this year-round park since you’re guaranteed a salty breeze, sunny sky, and tropical palm trees lining the park. And if you need a break from the sun, make your way under the bridge and enjoy the shady breeze. There’s plenty to do at this park to enjoy a day outside.

Ringling Bridge

Fishing Pier & Hart’s Landing

Locals can always be found with a pole in the water seated on the edge of the park or on the Sarasota Pier. The Sarasota Pier jets out into the Bay right next to the Ringling Bridge. Come fishing with friends…

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Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park

Nathan Benderson Park is located on Cattlemen Rd. between Fruitville and University Blvd. This park totals 600-acres with 400 of those acres making up the large lake. NBP is most well known for its rowing competitions, water activities, and exercise path around the lake. NBP is home to a variety of events throughout the year from 5-10k’s, yoga on the lawn, and many seasonal activities. This public park is one of Sarasota’s hotspots. Check out the covered playground for the kids overlooking the lake, plenty of parking, restrooms, and a covered pavilion. It also resides right by UTC mall, making it convenient for grabbing a bite to eat or running errands.

Nathan Benderson Park

Nathan Benderson Park History

Sarasota County…

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A Guide Around Siesta Key

Memories for those of us that call it home, and those of us that choose it as a getaway.  As a local realtor, I love to educate others on Sarasota's amazing beaches, culture, real estate, and more. Make this your one stop guide to all things Siesta Key; Siesta Key beaches, Siesta Key Condos, Siesta Key attractions, Siesta Key dining, and Siesta Key shopping.

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beaches

Siesta Key arguably has the best beaches in the US. From the beautiful white sand of Siesta Key Beach Public Beach to the private beach accesses along the key, everyone can find their ideal atmosphere. Many love water sports on the beach, taking in the sun, or watching the breathtaking west coast sunsets. See some of Siesta Key's public beach…

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The Farmers' Market at LWR

*UPDATE: The Market at Lakewood Ranch has been moved. The evening market is no longer and has become a Sunday morning market. Up to date information on The Farmers' Market at Lakewood Ranch can be found at The Market at Lakewood Ranch.

With 40+ vendors, sunset yoga, organic produce, and an easygoing vibe, the Market at Lakewood Ranch is a thriving evening market. Taking place every Wednesday evening from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Running from December through April. The Market at Lakewood Ranch even features unique events such as the ‘Monthly Maker’s Markets.’

The Market at Lakewood Ranch 

What’s it like?

The Market at Lakewood Ranch is located off of Lorraine Rd. at the Polo Club. You can’t miss it, considering the polo field is a huge greenery…

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