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Sarasota News


Siesta Key guide

Citing our most famous museum and best-known stretch of sand, Travel + Leisure magazine recently named Sarasota one of the “10 best U.S. beach towns to live in.”
Sarasota placed sixth, right behind Santa Monica, California, and right ahead of Kailua, Hawaii.
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Siesta Key guide

Siesta Key Guide - Great spots to eat, drink, play and stay on the famed vacation destination.
My friend Amy and I refer to driving to Siesta Key as going "on vacation." There is something that happens when we cross the bridge, Sarasota Bay behind us, and slip into a world of manicured mansions, pastel shop signs, and sweet, slushy frozen drinks.
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Sarasota tops U.S. News Best Places to Retire list

The greater Sarasota area ranks as the top place in America to retire and the 16th best place in the country to live, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Places to Live & Retire 2020-21 rankings, which were released Tuesday morning.
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Sarasota Lauded as Retirement Mecca

Sarasota, which already shows up on more best-city lists than some residents would prefer, made another one on Monday.
In its August edition, Kiplinger's Personal Finance places the community squarely at the top of an unnumbered list of “10 Great Places to Retire in 2015.”
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Harold Tribune Anna Maria Island wins TripAdvisor award

Anna Maria Island wins TripAdvisor award. This tourism magnet in Manatee County received another accolade from TripAdvisor, the online travel booking company.
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Siesta Key is Sarasota’s casual answer to the high-end resort stylings of Lido Key

Siesta Key is Sarasota’s casual answer to the high-end resort stylings of Lido Key. Here you’ll find places that cater to the casual beach-goer more than the ritzy tourist, which makes it a great place for visitors and townies to mingle. But, if you want something more refined, Siesta can provide that, too.
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Willis Smith caps Waterside Place roofs as it heads for a spring completion in Lakewood Ranch.

Willis Smith Construction's Nathan Carr feels comfortable about making a dinner reservation for next spring.

He expects to be dining at Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch.
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Manatee County trail plan 25 years in the making emerges

Parks and Natural Resources Director Charlie Hunsicker has been working to bring a countywide trail system to Manatee County for 25 years.

From Lakewood Ranch to Robinson Preserve, the county has its share of trail systems located within specific parks or communities. Read More


America's best beaches: Hawaii, Florida strands top 'Dr. Beach' rankings

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in Hawaii is the USA's best beach, according to an annual survey by "Dr. Beach." Siesta Beach in Sarasota Fla., which won the award in 2011, was number two. Read More


Sarasota's water front

NBC's "TODAY" show has released this month some great news about well-being living in Sarasota

Sarasota tops list of major U.S. cities with highest well-being. Read More


36 Hours in Sarasota, Fla.

"The New York Times" travel section on Sarasota.

WHERE else can one spend the morning reveling in the beauty of works by Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Hals and Botticelli and the afternoon lolling on a powdery white sand beach? Read More



Find out what's happening in Sarasota Meetup groups around the world and start meeting up with the ones near you. Read More


Sarasota Weather


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Calendar of Events in Sarasota


Sarasota's Official Web Site

If you want to know what's going on in Sarasota then you must visit Sarasota's Official Web Site.

Boating in Sarasota


Freedom Boat Club

If boating is your thing then you have come to the right place. With a membership you have access to all the boats in their fleet. Take a Look



Golf Sarasota


Golf Link

If your passion is for golf there are endless possibilities in Sarasota. Golfing year round is like nothing else here in Sarasota. Just look at all the choices.

Great Hotels in Sarasota


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