Travel

Survey: 76 Percent of Floridians Are More Comfortable Traveling Now

A new report shows that traveler confidence has surged from 40 percent in Q1 to 76 percent in Q3.

07/22/2021 By Staff

Grants

Grant Spurs More Urban Forest Growth in Venice

The $100,000 matching grant will be used to continue southward expansion of the urban forest, including planting scrub oaks and removing invasive vegetation.

07/15/2021 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Reports Record-Breaking Number of Passengers in June

The airport recorded 312,909 passengers last month—a 492 percent increase over June 2020.

07/12/2021 By Staff

Staycation Days

Airbnb 'Experiences' Offer Less Traditional Vacation Activities

Check out these Sarasota locals who host experiences anyone can book online, tourist or not.

06/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

Allegiant Adds New Service to Washington, D.C. from SRQ

The nonstop flights will begin on Dec. 18, 2021.

06/29/2021 By Staff

Beep Beep, Scoot Scoot

Sarasota Held Its First Vespa Parade This Weekend

On Sunday, the Sarasota chapter of the Vespa of America club joined other cities nationwide to celebrate the iconic scooters. It was adorable.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Take a Dip

Lido Beach Pool Is Now Open

The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Editors' Picks

Our Favorite Sarasota Summer Pastimes

June 20 is the summer solstice—the longest day of the year. Here's how our editors plan on spending their extra time in the sun this summer.

06/17/2021 By The Editors

Travel

Southwest to Add Service to Washington, D.C., NYC and Austin

The new flights will begin in November.

06/10/2021 By Staff

Now Open

After a Year of Challenges, Sarasota Attractions Are Getting Back to Normal

Business is bouncing back at some of Sarasota's most popular attractions.

06/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Grass appeal

Volunteers Work to Restore Salt Marsh Habitat at Robinson Preserve

Planting bucketfuls of grass creates habitat for birds and shelter for other types of wildlife.

06/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Travel

Southwest Begins Service to Two New Destinations From SRQ

The airline will also begin service to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Grand Rapids, and Kansas City on June 12.

06/08/2021 By Staff

Electric Relaxation

Hop on the Nationwide Electric Bike Trend

Sales of electric bikes are booming in Sarasota and around the country.

06/07/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Furry fun

Enjoy a Dog-Tastic Day in Lakewood Ranch Next Weekend

Woof Gang Bakery is hosting a carnival-themed event at Premier Sports Campus on Saturday, June 5. Proceeds will go to local animal shelters.

05/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Travel

Allegiant Begins Service to Two New Destinations From SRQ

Nonstop flights to Concord, North Carolina, and Peoria, Illinois, began on May 27.

05/27/2021 By Staff

Travel

Elite Airways Announces New Destinations at SRQ

The new nonstop service includes White Plains, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Portland, Maine.

05/19/2021 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Passenger Traffic Breaks Records in April

The airport recorded 294,165 passengers last month.

05/17/2021 By Staff

On the Road

A Sarasota Couple Is Helping People Embrace 'Van Life'

Nomads Rob Thorington and Stephanie Jaramillo remodel vans for other wanderers.

05/12/2021 By Jessika Ward

Small But Mighty

Pocket Parks Make Neighborhoods Come Alive

Here are five of our favorites.

05/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto