Sarasota, Florida is a great small city to visit while vacationing on Anna Maria Island. Sarasota has fantastic arts, festivals, shopping, restaurants, culture, and things to do. This page provides Sarasota area information and things to do.
Right at the top of the list is the Mable and Ringling museums found in Sarasota. All of which are fairly close to the Sarasota Airport.
If you are looking for more night life than what Anna Maria Island has to offer then Sarasota is probably your best bet. Sarasota has a fabulous night life with plenty of things to do. Sarasota is rich with arts and culture and it shows through to their restaurants, bars and night life. A perfect example is the Ceviche Tapas restaurant and Bar in old town Sarasota. The restaurant and bar building is rich with Spanish decor and architecture. Another great Sarasota bar is Evie’s Tavern located in downtown Sarasota. Don’t forget Esca’s restaurant and bar. Another favorite of ours is the Horse Feathers Grill and Lounge.