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Our Top Pick for Places to See in Sarasota

There’s so much to Sarasota that even a local can be overwhelmed on what to try. If you’re a visitor in the area, you can get your money’s worth of adventure in the area.

Bay of Sarasota

There’s a lot of history attached to the city’s various tourist attractions as well, so not only are you in for fun, but you get a learning experience along with it. Some of our picks for places in Sarasota you should check out:

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

The Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is geared toward those looking for a more family-friendly location and especially animal lovers. The aquarium, which opened in 1980, displays more than 100 marine species, such as grouper, sea turtles, and manatees, to name a few. There is also a 135,000-gallon tank for alligators, crocodiles, caimans, and sharks. You can even observe shark feedings.

The trip is overall fun and educational, as you get to learn a lot about the animals in the aquarium and observe them closely.

The Ringling

The Ringling Museum

This one’s a trip back into history mixed with a bid of modernity—the lavish legacy of entrepreneur John Ringling and his wife, Mable. Ringling started Ringling Bros World’s Greatest Shows and arguably shaped the future for modern circuses.

The place is also home to the State Art Museum of Florida, and the Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, the Art Library, two Circus Museums, and the Asolo Theater. The Museum offers free entry on Mondays only, and the grounds and the gardens nearby are free to visit.

Myakka River State Park

Feel like going for a hike while you enjoy nature’s blessings along the way? Myakka River State Park is your place to be. Make sure to keep some binoculars or a camera with a zoom lens on you; there’s a lot of wildlife in the area you’d want to get on film. There’s a variety of birds in the region as well.

The park also has a boat and tram ride so that you can enjoy those as well. The hosts are well-versed in flora and fauna of the area as well.

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