Travel & Outdoors

Snorkeler's Delight

Sarasota's Waterways Are Filled With Vibrant Wildlife

Turtles, dolphins and stingrays, oh my! Here's some of the marine life you'll find in our local waters—and some best practices for sharing it with our fishy friends.

09/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sunsets, Fishing Villages and More

More Images of Europe From Wandering Photographer Cliff Roles

On his once-in-a-lifetime trip, Cliff Roles heads to Rovinj, Croatia, and the Plitvice Lakes.

09/08/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 3-9

The launch of a memoir at Bookstore1Sarasota, new art exhibitions, saying goodbye to the Players' longtime home, and more.

09/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Play Disc Golf at Lakeview Park

This county park located between Bee Ridge and Proctor Road is home to an 18-hole disc golf course, perfect for beginners and pros alike.

09/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Travel

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Boston from SRQ Airport

The new seasonal nonstop route will operate twice weekly.

09/01/2020 By Staff

Oily Business

Ten Years After Deepwater Horizon, the Possibility of Offshore Oil Drilling in the Gulf Has Resurfaced

The eastern Gulf is considered a "golden trophy" for the oil industry.

08/31/2020 By Craig Pittman

Travel and Leisure?

What It's Like to Travel to Key West During a Pandemic

Things are different, to be sure, but many shopkeepers and tour guides agreed this was a rare opportunity to visit the Keys without hordes of other tourists.

08/26/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Explore Palmetto's Emerson Point Preserve

Walk shaded trails and explore ancient Native American artifacts at this preserve on Snead Island.

08/26/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Earth, Wind and Fire

Twin Storms Head Into the Gulf of Mexico

Plus, wildfires rage in Northern California as a warming climate wreaks havoc nationwide.

08/24/2020 By Bob Bunting

Hurricanes

Tropical Storm Laura Threatens Florida

This year’s record-breaking hurricane season kicks into even higher gear.

08/21/2020 By Bob Bunting

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Segway Tour Through Downtown Sarasota

Cruise along the streets of downtown Sarasota and over the Ringling bridge on a sight-seeing Segway tour.

08/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Safe Space

The Turtle Safe Toy Box Offers a Place for Unwanted Beach Toys

Don’t want that broken pail and shovel? Caleb Jameson has a solution.

08/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth and Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Open up

Manatee County Has the Chance to Create a New Land Conservation Program

If voters approve a new measure this fall, the county could acquire land to protect water quality and fish and wildlife habitat, preserve environmentally sensitive land and create public parks.

08/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Aug. 13-19

Water park fun, two longtime attractions that are open for business, and more.

08/13/2020 By Kay Kipling

Hurricane Seasaon

Peak Florida Hurricane Season Is Here

Atmospheric scientist Bob Bunting updates his predictions on the extreme storm season ahead.

08/13/2020 By Bob Bunting

Climate Change

State Grant Will Help Sarasota County Plan for Sea Level Rise

Florida says sea level around the state could rise by as much as 3 feet by 2060, and wants to help Sarasota get ready.

08/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Dolphin-Watching Tour in Sarasota Bay

Bring the kids along for a thrilling, pirate-themed dolphin tour with Siesta Key Aqua Adventures.

08/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Nature

Sarasota County Buys 40 Acres for Environmental Conservation

The property links the existing Old Miakka Preserve to 120,000 acres of conserved land near the Myakka River and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

08/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Hike at Oscar Scherer State Park

Oscar Scherer State Park has many shaded trails that are perfect for hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.

08/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Moments of Joy

Crossing the Ringling Bridge Remains a View to a Thrill

Seeing our city from the span never fails to please.

07/31/2020 By Kay Kipling