Sarasota Tourism

Visit Sarasota - Best of Sarasota

Sarasota is one of the most popular cities of Florida. It is the cultural center of West Central Florida and is known worldwide for its colorful art culture, yummy food, cheerful people, fantastic shopping and of course most importantly are the mesmerizing beaches that attract most of the tourists to the place again and again. These are known as the beaches of extraordinary beauty and the whitest sand on Earth.

A Sarasota holiday is a mixture of everything with the perfect combination of urban as well as country life. In other words it is where urban life merges with the simple country people. The city is like a party and the theme is culture. Wherever you go you see colors, art and history enriching your mind and souls. The number of theatres such as the Asolo Theatre, Florida West Coast Theatre Company, Sarasota Opera, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and so many more make it a prime place for artists as well as art enthusiasts come here often.

One part of the city is filled with sky scrapers, large spick and span offices, multiple shopping arenas with the most modern infrastructure and upscale collections, posh restaurants, art galleries for the pioneers and many such pictures of extreme urbanity. On the other hand you find the simple people still in touch with yesteryear styles and traditions keeping history alive here. The shops selling local stuffs, the traditional cuisines, the culture, the art all are so lively. The best part that is common to people of both the groups is the blessings of nature on this city in the form of the beautiful beaches with silvery sands and clear blue water. It is so good to see that people here are very much aware of cleanliness and they realize the importance of their natural heritage. The Siesta Beach is ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Sarasota Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Sarasota tips for your visit

  • Make sure you have a lot of easy breezy close as you set out to explore this hot city.
  • Keep away from Newtown area especially by foot or at late evening and night as it is known as a hideout area for drug activists and criminals. 
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Facts and Stats for Sarasota*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sarasota

    Know the pollution level of Sarasota before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Sarasota: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sarasota for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sarasota.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.11 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.22 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Sarasota - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 75.1 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.22 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.98 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.5 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.7 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sarasota

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sarasota

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Sarasota Travel Guides

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Sarasota Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Sarasota

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