15 Fun Places To Visit in Sarasota, Florida For Travelers

1. Asolo Repertory Theatre

The Asolo Repertory Theatre is another cultural staple of Sarasota’s artistic community.

2. Sarasota Opera House

As well as a cultural center, the Sarasota Opera House is a historic institution in its own right.

3. Florida Studio Theatre

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Sarasota, FL, the Florida Studio Theatre should be high up on your list.

4. Lake Manatee State Park

The Lake was created in the 1960s when the Manatee River was dammed. This blocked the manatee’s route up the river, so it is  Lake Manatee in name only.

5. Save Our Seabirds, Inc.

Save Our Seabirds is a rescue center for sick and injured birds. The organization rehabilitates and releases thousands of injured birds each year.

6. Sarasota Classic Car Museum

Its regular exhibits include an outstanding collection of pristine classics and muscle cars from the world’s finest automobile producers.

7. Mall at University Town Center

Opened only recently in 2014, The Mall has luxury department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s and Macy’s among a host of other popular brands.

8. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Mote is an independent, not-for-profit aquarium that strives to learn from and better educate us about our oceans.

9. TreeUmph!

TreeUmph! is one of Sarasota’s most adventurous attractions.

10. Take an escape room challenge

Ever fancied testing your puzzle-solving skills to decipher clues and free yourself from a locked room?

11. Go skydiving

See the West Florida coastline from above, from St Petersburg down to Port Charlotte.

12. Visit the Amish experience

In the mood for something completely different? Why not head up to Pinecraft and take part in a tour of the local Amish community.

13. Play a round of golf or two

University Park, The Meadows, Sara Bay and Founders are all excellent members-only clubs.

14. Siesta Key Rum

Take a free tour of the distillery and visit the tasting room and gift shop afterward for a true taste of the Caribbean.

15. Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

This Big Cat Sanctuary is home to all kinds of wild and exotic creatures including tigers and lions (as well as ligers and tigons), bears, primates, birds and wallabies.

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