Local Attractions

** Please help yourself to the free literature and flyers available in our resort office for additional information about these and many other places of interest in & around the Sarasota/Bradenton area.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training

Baltimore Orioles Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St. Sarasota FL 34237

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training

Pittsburgh Pirates Lecom Park, 1611 9th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

Bayfront Park Recreation Center

Amenities in this beautifully new park include basketball court, shuffleboard courts, tennis and pickle ball courts, picnic tables and grills, playgrounds, and a multi-purpose ball field for soccer and softball. All located on the Sarasota Bay with kayaks and launch.

4052 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat, FL 34228

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Bicycling on Longboat Key

Ride for miles on flat ground over trails, bike-friendly byways, and through quaint neighborhoods. If you are looking to rent bikes, the staff in the office can direct you to a number of bike rental options in the area. There are many different spots to explore on Longboat Key. Across from the Diplomat Beach Resort, you can bike along the Sarasota Bay while enjoying views of boat docks & wildlife. To the north is the charming Joan M. Durante Park which has numerous walkways that wind toward the bay through green areas abounding with flowers & shade trees.

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary is an ever-growing large-animal rescue in eastern Sarasota County. Founded in 1987 by Kay Rosaire, the non-profit sanctuary is a permanent home for dozens of exotic animals, offers placement for animals in need, and works to educate the public about animal care and conservation.

(941) 371-6377

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Busch Gardens

Adventure awaits with an unparalleled mixture of thrill rides, shows & animal encounters.

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

(813) 884-4386

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G.WIZ – Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone

State-of-the-art science and technology museum featuring an array of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed for all ages.

1001 Blvd. Of the Arts, Sarasota

(941) 309-4949

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Livingston’s Amusement Center

Sarasota’s unique entertainment experience for kids and grown-ups alike. Livingston’s is your one-stop shop for hours of fun, food, & entertainment. Featuring Billiards, Go Kart Racing, Phazer Zone, Rock Climbing, Arcade & Prize Center, Food & Bar, and Events & Parties. If you’re looking for a fun full night for the whole family or just for the kids this is the place for you.

5947 Clarke Center Avenue, Sarasota

(941) 925-7665

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

A spectacular orchid center with tropical display house, gardens, grounds & boardwalk by the bay.

900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 366-5731

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MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Explore the wonders of the sea at the 135,000 gallon shark exhibit and touch pools with rays & sea creatures. See a preserved giant squid and visit with manatees, sea turtles, otters & more.

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 388-4441

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Myakka River State Park

Florida's largest State Park. See alligators, many species of birds, deer, feral pigs & bobcats. Enjoy nature trails, observation decks & airboat tours.

13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

(941) 361-6511

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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art & Cà d’Zan

Home to three spectacular attractions. The Museum of Art features European, American and non-Western art, with masterpieces from the 17th century Baroque period. Cà d’Zan is the Ringlings’ 32 room Venetian-Gothic mansion on Sarasota Bay. The Circus Museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the eventful history of the Ringling Brothers Circus.

5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

(941) 359-5700

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Sarasota Ballet

The Sarasota Ballet is the Gulf Coast of Florida’s only professional ballet company.

5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

941.359.0099 / 941.359.0099 X 101 (Box Office)

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Sarasota Classic Car Museum

See more than 100 classic cars spanning more than 100 years. Featured are extremely rare vintage autos, limited production classics, racy muscle cars and breathtaking exotics.

5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

(941) 355-6228

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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

A “Natural Environment” attraction with bird and reptile shows daily. Beautiful gardens with cool jungle trails that wind through lush tropical vegetation, thousands of palms, tropical flowers, exotic birds and animal exhibits.

3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

(941) 355-5305

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Florida’s largest wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, the sanctuary rescues more than 4,000 birds, mammals and reptiles each year. Visit the sanctuary or explore Sarasota’s natural beauty aboard the 40 foot pontoon Peli Boat.

1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Fl.

(941) 388-3010

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Sea Trek Divers

Scuba Diving instruction and equipment rentals. One and two tank charters also available. Across the street from the Wreck of the Regina (aka the Sugar Barge).

105 7th Street North, Bradenton Beach

(941) 779-1506

St. Armands Circle

Set amidst a tropical paradise, St. Armands is an enchanting circle boasting more than 130 fine shops and gourmet restaurants. Relax in the restaurants, explore the shops – from trinkets to treasures, gourmet snacks to candlelight feasts, you’ll find it all on St. Armands Circle.


Come out for a day of outdoor play in the trees at Southwest Florida’s only elevated adventure course. Bring the family, get together with friends or grab a group from the office for an adrenaline-pumping activity that has something fun for everyone. Book your reservation, come prepared, then swing into action on wobbly bridges, hanging nets, bungee swings, swinging logs, foot bridges, Tarzan ropes, ZIP lines, and more.

21805 S.R. 70 East, Bradenton

941-322-2130 Toll-Free: 855-322-2130

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