Sarasota Travel Guide

Articles about Sarasota

By Tom Austin
The Ringling, the art museum in Sarasota, began when John and Mable Ringling moved the winter headquarters of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to the town in 1927. John built a surreal Venetian Gothic palace, called Ca’d’Zan (or House...
By David Butwin
WHEN THEIR VOLLEYS NEED SHARPENING OR THEIR SECOND SERVE DROOPS A BIT, the top players in the world go back to school, often high-tech tennis compounds overseen by doting, driving professors of the net. Whether you're a novice or a club player, yo...
By Donna Heiderstadt

What’s summer without a vacation by the sea? It’s time to check into one of the best beach hotels in America, as chosen by T+L readers.

By Lisa Cheng
Sarasota, FL There might not be trapeze artists, clowns, and ringmasters, but Sarasota is still anticipating the next greatest show on earth. The inaugural Ringling International Arts Festival—a partnership between the Baryshinikov Arts Center i...
By Jim Dwyer
For nine months of the year, our household is governed, a hair too sternly, by three sheets of paper taped to the refrigerator. Three schools, three calendars: nursery school for Catherine, age four; grade school for Maura, 11; and the college whe...

Hotels in Sarasota

The property has its own 600-foot-long stretch of crystal white sand; the large rooms are great for groups, and there are two heated pools.

Restaurants in Sarasota

Full of circus memorabilia, the 60-year-old shop serves delicious doorstopping sandwiches.

Things to do in Sarasota

For dessert, head to this Amish owned and operated shop for homemade pies, like peanut butter cream or Southern pecan.