Sarasota is located south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast. This was once the winter home of the circus king John Ringling of the Ringling Brothers Circus and his wife. He dreamed to make this area a major tourist attraction and didn’t live to see it happen, but today his dream is a reality. The Ringling name is still alive today with a number of cultural institutes, including the Ringling Museum of Art, and the Ca ‘d’Zan mansion. In St. Armand’s Circle, you will find world class shopping and fine dining.
We can’t talk about Sarasota without mentioning its gorgeous white sand beaches with fine sand and shallow turquoise waters, such as Lido Beach, and the world famous Siesta Key Beach. The possibilities are endless when it comes to activities in this area. There are miles of canals, and beautiful lush tropical landscape everywhere. If you are a nature enthusiast or bird watcher, this is the place for you.
The sun is always shining. That must be the reason why people are so happy and always smiling. With an average year round temperature of 73 degrees, and some of the best beaches in the world, how can you not smile?