Miles of sublime shores curling around a bay and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico define this beloved southern Florida city. But Sarasota also simmers with a unique cultural blend, one that stirs up a blossoming foodie scene with the eccentric legacy of the Ringling brothers, America’s most famous circus family. Delve into its fascinating past, while enjoying the best of its sophisticated present, somewhere along the city's award-winning beaches.
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First stop on your trip to Sarasota? A visit to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which includes a Circus Museum and the Ca' d'Zan Mansion where the circus owner once lived. For beaches in Sarasota, head to Siesta Key Beach or the barrier island of Lido Key. For things to do in Sarasota with kids, don't miss the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens or take a day trip to Tampa!
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