Travel & Outdoors

Travel

AAA: 109 Million Americans to Travel for Year-End Holidays

In Florida, more than 5.9 million people are predicted to travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2—35 percent higher than in 2020.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Travel

Allegiant Adds New Nonstop Service to Appleton, WI, from SRQ

It's the airport's 53rd nonstop destination.

12/07/2021 By Staff

Free & Freeish

We Live in Paradise—Enjoy It With These Free Outdoor Actvities

From birdwatching to outdoor yoga to hiking, biking and swimming, there's an activity for every outdoor enthusiast.

12/01/2021

Nature

Kids Can Participate in This Year's Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Too

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is hosting a pair of bird count events for kids ages 5-10 in December.

11/24/2021 By Staff

Tourism

Florida Visitation Tops Pre-Pandemic Levels in Q3

A total of 32.5 million travelers visited the state between July and September of this year.

11/23/2021 By Staff

Travel

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport Renews Airport Health Accreditation

Since the start of the pandemic, SRQ has worked with its tenants and the TSA to implement multiple cleaning and safety measures.

11/22/2021 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Reports Another Strong Month of Passenger Traffic

The airport is having its busiest year ever.

11/18/2021 By Staff

Thanksgiving

AAA: Thanksgiving Travel to Rebound to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

More than 53.4 million people expected to travel, the highest single-year increase since 2005.

11/09/2021 By Staff

Happy Trails

Five Bike Trails to Please Any Kind of Rider

We’ve found five rides off the beaten path, from urban to rural, inland to coastal, that offer variety in scenery and skill level.

11/01/2021 By Isaac Eger

Travel

Allegiant Adds New Service to Akron/Canton from SRQ

The new flight will begin in March.

10/26/2021 By Staff

Chill Out

It's Never Not a Good Time to Visit Florida's Incredible Natural Springs

Central Florida's springs might feel a little chillier than usual this time of year, but they're still an amazing destination.

10/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Travel

Travel Company Avontuur Sets Up Shop in Sarasota

One of the company's first guided offerings will be a dive among great white sharks in the Pacific.

10/15/2021 By Staff

It's Electric!

Electric Bike Maker Opens New Store in Downtown Sarasota

Krooz's new shop carries the company's five high-end e-bike models.

09/29/2021 By Marc Griffin

Hey Vacay

Our Favorite Sarasota Airbnbs

From midcentury modern charm to beachy, postcard-perfect getaways, check out these highly bookable homes for less than $240 a night.

09/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Break a sweat

New Outdoor Fitness Class Will Have You Training Like a Gladiator

The free series starts this Saturday and continues weekly through mid-December.

09/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Travel

SRQ Airport Breaks Calendar Year Passenger Record

The number of passengers traveling through the airport in the first eight months of 2021 broke the all-time calendar year record set in 1990.

09/13/2021 By Staff

Transportation

Florida Gas Prices Jumped 8 Cents after Hurricane Ida

Prices at the pump are now averaging $3.02 per gallon in Florida.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Outdoors

Accessible Outdoor Activities for Kids With Disabilities

Sarasota's Parks and Recreation department is ensuring everyone can join in the fun.

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Walk On

The 'Sarasota Walkers' Walking Group Offers Fitness and Friendship for All

Thirty to 40 people now show up at a time, looking to make friends or get in some cardio.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

A Trip to Eleuthera Always Fills My Soul

One highlight: a drive across Glass Window Bridge with its breathtaking views.

08/27/2021 By Susan Burns