Sarasota is located South of Tampa Bay in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state Florida.
This city is known for its resorts, Amish community and even its connection to the Ringling family. Sarasota is especially known worldwide for its quality of quartz-white sandy beaches. Lido Key and Siesta Key separate the Bay from the gulf near Sarasota.
Siesta Key holds the reputation as one of Americas Best Beaches. In 2011, expert Dr. Stephen Leatherman also known as Dr. Beach, voted it the No. 1 beach in the U.S. based on meeting a certain criteria.
The Tourist Experience
Although Sarasota is known for its beaches its also known for its Italian style culture, The Annual Sarasota Film Festival, and the Ringling Museum just to name a few.
From the vibrant art scene to the many outdoor activities, you will never get bored. But one of my favorite things about Sarasota is the dining experience from exquisite to down right sloppy, there is a wide variety to choose from.