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Family Fun Guide

Ultimate Family Fun Guide

Make this your best family summer ever, with our guide to top camps, cool adventures, arts, crafts and more.

05/06/2016 By Ilene Denton, Heather Dunhill, Tony D'Souza, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Top Stories

#BestofSarasota2016

The Best of Sarasota 2016

From cool new pleasures to classic treasures, our editors and readers pick what makes Sarasota great right now.

04/29/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Bathroom Talk

Pine View Grad Reacts to Trump's New Transgender Policy

We Nate Quinn, a transgender student now at the University of Florida, to share his thoughts on the Trump administration's rollback of guidelines protecting transgender students.

05/02/2016 By Tony D’Souza

The New Migration

A New Wave of Prominent African-American Retirees is Enriching and Changing Our City.

A welcome wave of African-American retirees is making its mark on our city.

04/29/2016 By Susan Burns Photography by Barbara Banks

Review

Review: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

There’s a clubby atmosphere at downtown’s Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse.

05/02/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Dear Margo

Ann Landers' Daughter Shares Her Tried-and-True Advice with Sarasotans

We asked Margo Howard, daughter of advice columnist Ann Landers, some iconic local questions.

05/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

Table of Contents

Arts & Entertainment

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Make & Create

Channel your inner Picasso with these fun, creative experiences for little ones.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Bonnet Rippers

Amish Romance Novels Are a Booming Literary Genre

No, seriously.

05/02/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Arts & Culture

From theater to the circus to the planetarium, we've got the ultimate arts and culture roundup for kids.

04/29/2016 By Ilene Denton

Best of Sarasota

Family Fun Guide

Ultimate Family Fun Guide

Make this your best family summer ever, with our guide to top camps, cool adventures, arts, crafts and more.

05/06/2016 By Ilene Denton, Heather Dunhill, Tony D'Souza, and Cooper Levey-Baker

#BestofSarasota2016

The Best of Sarasota 2016

From cool new pleasures to classic treasures, our editors and readers pick what makes Sarasota great right now.

04/29/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Eat & Drink

Review

Review: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

There’s a clubby atmosphere at downtown’s Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse.

05/02/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Restaurant Review

Review: Chianti Italian Restaurant

Chianti is a family-owned Italian restaurant that’s comfortable, stylish and excels in regional Italian food, wine, and service at moderate prices.

05/02/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Fashion & Shopping

Family Fun Guide

Great Gear for Kids

Heather Dunhill rounds up eight great finds your kids will love.

05/10/2016 By Heather Dunhill

Fashion I.Q.

4 Must-Know Fashion and Beauty Trends for May

Genius looks & loot from our fashion editor

05/02/2016 By Heather Dunhill

Home & Real Estate

Money Talks

What $1.5 Million Buys in Sarasota

Here's what $1.5 million will get you in Sarasota real estate.

05/02/2016 By Robert Plunket

Modern Times

Four Must-Have Midcentury Modern Pieces

This month: A sale of the century—20th century, that is—at Center for Architecture Sarasota.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

News & City Life

Family Fun Guide

Summer Camp Sampler

There are dozens of good local summer camps; here are five of our faves.

05/10/2016 By Ilene Denton

From the Editor

25 Years of the "Best of Sarasota"

Sarasota has changed since 1991.

05/02/2016 By Pam Daniel

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Let Off Steam

Exactly where to cool off in that hot summer heat.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Why I Care

Keith and Linda Monda Donate $500,000 for New Ringling Gallery Space

The Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery of Contemporary Art will help The Ringling present new works by contemporary artists.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

On a Bender

Binge Drinking is Up in Sarasota County. Why?

A community health assessment released in January by the county health department shows binge drinking is on the rise.

05/02/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Dear Margo

Ann Landers' Daughter Shares Her Tried-and-True Advice with Sarasotans

We asked Margo Howard, daughter of advice columnist Ann Landers, some iconic local questions.

05/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

Bathroom Talk

Pine View Grad Reacts to Trump's New Transgender Policy

We Nate Quinn, a transgender student now at the University of Florida, to share his thoughts on the Trump administration's rollback of guidelines protecting transgender students.

05/02/2016 By Tony D’Souza

Mr. Chatterbox

Small Space Living: Big Charm in a Tiny Trailer

Don and Lorraine Kreuzburg are proud of their tiny Braden Castle home.

05/02/2016 By Robert Plunket

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Siesta Key Lookout Station

A new pavilion on Siesta Key offers great views of the Gulf.

05/02/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do with Kids: Nature & Outdoors

From boat tours to a children's garden to the drum circle, nature is front and center in Sarasota.

05/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

The New Migration

A New Wave of Prominent African-American Retirees is Enriching and Changing Our City.

A welcome wave of African-American retirees is making its mark on our city.

04/29/2016 By Susan Burns Photography by Barbara Banks

Travel & Outdoors

Family Fun Guide

Ask a Kid: Why Do You Love Sarasota?

Young experts answer: "What's so cool about this place?"

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Family Fun Guide

Eight Great Sarasota Playgrounds

Looking for a great local playground for the little ones? We've got you covered.

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Essay

The Golden Season: A Stay-at-Home Dad on Summer With His Kids

Tony D'Souza on what he loves best about summer.

05/02/2016 By Tony D'Souza

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Road Trips

A variety of fun excursions await just north of Sarasota. Here are a few of our faves.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton