Sarasota, Florida, USA
Located in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of Florida, Sarasota is an area known for its cultural and environmental amenities, beaches resorts and connections to the Ringling family.
The city has a metropolitan flavour unique to cities of its size. The beautiful beaches are a draw to the area, with Siesta Key Beach ranked consistently among the beautiful beaches on Earth. Sarasota beaches are the winner of the â€œWorld's finest, whitest sandâ€.
Sarasota city includes mainland downtown as well as three islands called â€œkeysâ€. Longboat Key, Lido Key, and Siesta Key are all very picturesque and causeways to all of the keys are free. Downtown Saratosa is vibrant and includes a healthy mix of businesses, restaurants, residences and city services.
Things to see and do
* John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
* Sarasota Jungle Gardens
* Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
* Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
* Florida Studio Theatre
* Mote Marine Aquarium
Cruise Season - May - Sept
Currency - US Dollar (US$)
Time - GMT minus five hours
Language - English
Land area - 67.16 kmÂ²
Population - 52,811
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
International Country Telephone Code - + 1
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport approx. 10km north of downtown Sarasota
Regular Amtrak and Bus services