Thanks to a spike in population and a flood of new buildings, neighborhoods, shops, restaurants and things to do, Sarasota is hot, hot, hot. Once upon a time, Sarasota might have been considered a hidden gem of a city, but there’s no hiding anymore—our national profile has never been bigger. Here’s the best of what our city has to offer, from exciting new ventures to familiar standbys that have stood the test of time.

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The Best of Sarasota 2023: Editors' Picks

Our editors name their favorite new food, shopping, arts experiences and more.

05/01/2023 By The Editors

The Best of Sarasota 2023: Readers' Choice

We polled our readers and asked them to name their favorites in dozens of categories. Here’s what they had to say.