Destination guide

Travel to artsy Sarasota

Come and experience Sarasota and its art galleries, museums and theater scene. This city's gardens, beaches and bird watching draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Mote Marine Aquarium. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Sarasota

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Sarasota a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Coconuts Family Entertainment Center (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Rolling Green Golf Club (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Bobby Jones Golf Complex (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Evie's Golf Center (4.9 mi / 8 km)
  • Gulf Gate Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Sarasota

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sarasota

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Sarasota is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Venice Beach (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Island Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Sarasota Childrens Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Sarasota

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 30.1 mi (48.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sarasota?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 7,633 vacation rentals near Sarasota. From 3,337 house rentals to 4,028 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sarasota are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sarasota?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sarasota:

  • Lido Key: 2,025 vacation rentals
  • Arlington Park: 178 vacation rentals
  • Southgate: 187 vacation rentals
  • Indian Beach Sapphire Shores: 71 vacation rentals
  • Palmer Ranch: 361 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sarasota?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sarasota. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University Park Country Club: 7,897 vacation rentals
  • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club: 6,099 vacation rentals
  • St. Armands Circle: 8,867 vacation rentals
  • Ca’ d’Zan: 8,652 vacation rentals
  • Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club: 6,238 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sarasota listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sarasota?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 3,337 Houses in Sarasota. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sarasota include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4,028 rentals available
  • Villas: 391 rentals available
  • Cottages: 247 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sarasota?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5,731 vacation rentals with pool available in Sarasota. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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