Tourism

North Port City Commission Approves Parks and Recreation Plan

The plan calls for improving existing parks around the city and positioning the city as an ecotourism destination, with opportunities for paddling, hiking and swimming.

04/27/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Report Details $22.5 Million Economic Impact of De Soto National Memorial

In 2015, 316,270 visitors spent $16 million in communities near the park.

04/27/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Study Shows Economic Impact of Sarasota Half Marathon

Temple University’s Sport Industry Research Center recently released an economic analysis of the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay.

04/19/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Orchid Show Brings Record Numbers to Selby Gardens

A horticultural exhibit at Selby Gardens recently drew record-breaking crowds.

04/01/2016 Research by staff

Article

Sarasota Hotspots for the Older Tourist

Mr. Chatterbox offers his tried-and-true wisdom on Sarasota hotspots for the, ahem, older tourist.

12/01/2015 By Robert Plunket

Going Up

A By-the-Numbers Look at Hotels in Sarasota County

912 new hotel rooms are planned for downtown Sarasota by 2017.

11/03/2015 By Staff

Article

Photo of the Week: Unconditional Surrender

Love it or hate it, people flock to the Unconditional Surrender statue in downtown Sarasota.

08/13/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

Article

Sarasota Real Estate News: January 2014

Rosie O'Donnell buys a home on Casey Key, plus more news and notes from the top of the market.

01/06/2014 By Ilene Denton

Article

Vintage Sarasota: Lido Casino

This week: The Lido Casino in its prime.

06/03/2013 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

Sarasota Real Estate News: International Buyers and More

Ilene Denton reports on international buyers and other Sarasota real estate news.

06/03/2013 By Ilene Denton