Beaches & Beyond
Sarasota is a flourishing, coastal city with near-boundless appeal. Situated on the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico, the beaches offer pristine white sand and crystal, blue-green water. This natural backdrop makes our city a hub for boating, fishing, and other fun water sports. But Sarasota has a lot more to offer than just gorgeous beaches.
Whether you are ejoying the day at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art or walking through Marie Selby Botanical Gardens smelling the beautiful orchids, you can't go wrong with Sarasota's cultural offerings. It has a strong business community, and was even ranked eleventh on Forbes’ “Best Cities for Jobs” list. Explore downtown to experience fine dining, foodie-approved food trucks, theater, galleries, and nightclubs. A sunny city year-round, there’s always an event going on any night of the week, from live music to art openings. Sarasota's school system earns high scores from Great Schools, like at Braden River Elementary School and Lakewood Ranch High School.