Around Sarasota National

Take in a sunset and relax on the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. From Venice's Caspersen and Brohard Beaches to Siesta and Longboat keys in Sarasota, the stretches of sugar sand and gentle waves are ideal for picnics, shell hunting, bird watching or simply basking in the sun. There is plenty to enjoy on the water too — boating, fishing, skiing or parasailing.

Dine at a variety of Sarasota County's premier restaurants. Spend the day shopping in downtown Venice or enjoy an elegant evening at the Sarasota Ballet. For sports lovers, you'll find major league teams in football, baseball and hockey all within 75 miles.