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Sarasota Travel Guide

Sarasota Info

Sarasota is place to more than 10 Theaters, 30 art galleries, diverse artist communities, exclusive designated State Museum of Art of Florida (Ringling Museum), an internationally recognized Symphony and Ballet, and a purple, shell-shaped performing arts hall (Van Wezel), known for itís excellent acoustics and unique architectural design, all of which complement the areaís famous beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

In 1843, a young adventurer named William Whittaker established in the Sarasota area, and gradually the area was constructed by hardy colonists, containing a ship of settlers from Scotland. Between these was a man named John Hamilton Gillespie, who later introduced golf to Sarasota, constructing the first golf course of Florida.

Get In

By plane
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), 6000 Airport Circle, Sarasota, situated on the border among Sarasota and Manatee counties.

By car
Sarasota possesses one primary expressway, Interstate 75, which operates north to south. The principal roads within Sarasota contain the Tamiami Trail (which is the name given to US 41 between Tampa and Miami), US Route 301, Beneva Rd. and Cattleman Rd., all operating north-to-south, and Clark Rd., Proctor Rd., Bee Ridge Rd., Fruitville Rd. and University Pkwy., all operating east-to-west.

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