The mid-sized city of Sarasota enjoys a prime location near the crystal blue waters of Florida's Gulf Coast. A popular spring break destination, Sarasota is also a magnet for artists, musicians, and performers. A flurry of culinary establishments, nightclubs, and clean, sandy beaches make the city an ideal candidate for a family holiday. Book your Sarasota holiday letting now to see for yourself.
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Above, you can find our most preferred filters in Sarasota and the number of lettings that include them. You can easily choose a rental matching your criteria in Sarasota if you need internet access during your holidays or you want to tune out with some TV time, since most lettings include Internet or TV. It is also possible to find an accommodation if you want a rental with a jacuzzi , as 104 of the lettings there include Hot tub.
The Weather in Sarasota
Above are the weather conditions for Sarasota. August is the warmest month in Sarasota, with average daily maximum temperatures of 33°. However, temperatures can go lower than 13° in Sarasota in February. The rainiest month is August, while the driest month is January.
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Dining in Sarasota
The city is dotted with seafront restaurants and cafés offering global cuisine. Consider Marina Jack, which offers diner in theatre-style seating to make the most of the expansive ocean views. For dinner on a cruise, the Marina Jack Dinner Boat does the trick.
French Continental fare is best sampled at Miguel's restaurant, while Savory Street Café serves delightful salads, coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. For sumptuous gourmet burgers and a taste of 80 beers from around the world, Shakespeare's English Pub is the place to go. Bring the night to a close at Urban Reef, where jazz, karaoke, DJs, flamenco dancers, and other performers keep patrons thoroughly entertained.
A Good Time to Visit
The transitional months in spring and fall are the best times to visit, due to pleasant temperatures and discounted rates on Sarasota holiday lettings. Although the peak season is between December and April, summer can get particularly busy because of school holidays. You'll need to book your Sarasota holiday home in advance during high season.
Things to Do and See
Sarasota's historic Palm Avenue and Saint Armands Circle are reminiscent of Europe, with beautiful buildings, restaurants, and indie boutiques. Siesta Key Beach is one of the city's most popular beaches and has been rated among the most beautiful beaches on Earth thanks to its 99% pure crystal quartz sand. It features a cookout area where you can make your own barbeque. Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and Lido Beach are excellent options too.
Nature lovers should catch an animal show at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, home to rare and exotic species plus beautiful plant life. Follow this up with some award-winning artisan rum at the Siesta Key distillery. For fresh fruit, veggies, meats, and cheese, stop by the Sarasota Farmers' Market and pick a few goodies to snack on back at your Sarasota holiday letting .
Art and Culture
The city's arts scene has to be seen to be believed. Palm Avenue's First Friday Art Walks features free art installations, gallery openings, food, and great music. Sarasota's undisputed pride is the Ringling Museum of Art. This houses the Circus Museum, where you can discover rare handbills, circus props, parade wagons, wardrobes, and posters. It also houses 21 galleries of European paintings, works from legends such as Benjamin West, Marcel Duchamp, Diego Velázquez, and casts of original statues by Michelangelo. The 66-acre Ringling estate also includes Mable’s Rose Garden, the Cà d’Zan Mansion and the Historic Asolo Theatre.
Sarasota's other artsy attractions include the Museum Of Asian Art, South Florida Museum, Art Centre Sarasota, and Sarasota Classic Car Museum. For a peek into the past 5,000 years of Southwest Florida's history, the Historic Spanish Point beckons. Or take the kids down to the Parker Manatee Aquarium, where your aquatic buddies await!
Plan an excursion to the Great World Way, a wilderness area sprawling over 100,000 acres. It is accessible by horseback, bikes, canoes, kayaks, or even on foot if accompanied by a state-certified Master Naturalist. Commune with nature at the Myakka River State Park and Oscar Scherer State Park, where hiking, swimming, bird-watching, and camping opportunities abound amid majestic pine trees and swamps.
Anglers will have a field day on the city's numerous fishing piers, while the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is best visited during the baby birding season.
A cosmopolitan appeal and tons of cultural heritage have made this city a hot destination among discerning travellers. Book your Sarasota holiday letting and start packing those suitcases!
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Discover the underwater world of sharks and dolphins, for which Sarasota is famous, at this incredibly interactive research and conservation centre.
Sarasota National Cemetery
A memorial to veterans of World War II and the Korean War, this huge national cemetery is a beautiful, solemn spot.
Ca d'Zan Mansion
Famous for its Wine Walk, on which you can discover delicious local grapes and vintages, this Mediterranean Revival residence was once the home of the eccentric circus-owner and art collector John Ringling.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Learn about epiphyte conservation at this rainforest garden, research centre, and living museum for children.
Part of the John Ringling complex, discover the circus-owner's Baroque art collection, visit the Circus Museum, and check out what's on at the Venetian-style Historic Asolo Theatre. There are also over 60 acres of gardens and verdant fields.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Sarasota?
Prices for holiday accommodation in Sarasota start at £89 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Sarasota?
August is the time of year with the highest amount of House rentals and Apartment rentals available in Sarasota, so you'll find plenty of great holiday deals during this month.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Sarasota?
The top three amenities our customers choose for holiday rentals in Sarasota are Internet, TV and Pool.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Sarasota?
With 2,263 holiday rentals available in Sarasota, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Sarasota holiday home?
Yes, there are 496 holiday homes in Sarasota that allow pets, with an average price of £335 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Sarasota?
Sun lovers should visit Sarasota in August and June to enjoy the warmest weather.
Where can I see deals on holiday lettings in Sarasota?
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