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

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

Small But Mighty

Pocket Parks Make Neighborhoods Come Alive

Here are five of our favorites.

05/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Mother's Day

Six Top Picks for a Mother’s Day Picnic and Stroll

Missed the chance to make reservations at Mom's favorite restaurant? Here are six wonderful backup plans.

05/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Serve and Volley

'Pickleball Terry' Is on a Mission to Bring Pickleball to the Masses

Terry Ryan, aka "Pickleball Terry," started the Sarasota Pickleball Organization in 2017 and recently competed in the U.S. Open in Naples.

05/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Outdoor Experiences

If 2020 taught us anything, it's that spending more time in nature is a very, very good thing.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

Tree Tops

Nurture a Tree as Part of City Planting Program

Help beautify the community and provide clean air by taking care of a mature tree planted around Sarasota.

04/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Flower power

Pick Your Own Fresh Flowers and Produce at Hunsader Farms

Pick wildflowers, zinnias and sunflowers, as well as green beans, black-eyed peas, eggplant and okra.

04/13/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Bay

The Bay Park's Mangrove Walkway Will Open to the Public April 10

The half-mile, 10-ft. wide sidewalk winds around the coastal wetlands in The Bay Park.

03/26/2021 By Staff

The Life Aquatic

Everything You Need to Know About Boating in Sarasota

From water adventures to dockside dining, here’s your guide to boating in Sarasota.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Boat Club Boom

Sarasota Boat Clubs Are Booming

Membership in boat-sharing clubs is soaring thanks to Covid-19.

03/05/2021 Photography by Allison Forsyth

Dockside Dining

The Best Dockside Dining in Sarasota

Where to tie up for a great meal while you’re out on the water.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Boating Guide

Five Great Boating Adventures

Take to the seas with these recreational day trips and overnight excursions.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cupid's Bow

Local Business Delivers Romantic, Customized Dates for Couples

Christine McKinney crafts unforgettable dates in outdoor spaces.

02/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on a Snorkeling Trip to Egmont Key

Coastline Excursions offer guided tours from Anna Maria Island to Egmont Key.

12/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Watch a Polo Match at Sarasota Polo Club

The fast-paced yet posh sport of polo is played in Lakewood Ranch at 1 p.m. every Sunday.

12/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Sky time

Look for the Rare 'Christmas Star' in the Night Sky on Monday, Dec. 21

The planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear the closest they've been since 1623.

12/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Play Mini Golf at Smuggler's Cove

A round of mini golf might just become your new fun family holiday tradition.

12/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth