We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Report from Sarasota

Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
8,133 posts
104 reviews
Save Topic
Report from Sarasota

We arrived for our month in St Armands on Sun the first. First visit in 2 years.

I75 south moved well but northbound was a parking lot where the road from Orlando joins it and at the point of an accident near Tampa.

Some of the stores and restaurants on St Armands Circle have closed. The usual turnover or _____?. We will walk the circle 1 or 2 times daily...love it

Went to Lockwood Ridge Detweiler today...very busy, prices above and below the expected, outstanding sub from deli

The number of new condos being built is shocking.

Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
8,133 posts
104 reviews
Save Reply
41. Re: Report from Sarasota

Every vrbo needs a pizza pan !

Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
8,133 posts
104 reviews
Save Reply
42. Re: Report from Sarasota

Mivhael S..red tide and a waterspout on the same day...dont be buying any lotto tickets!

Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
8,133 posts
104 reviews
Save Reply
43. Re: Report from Sarasota

Not much beach at Lido this morning..high seas coming up to lifeguard stand.

Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
8,133 posts
104 reviews
Save Reply
44. Re: Report from Sarasota

Fruit. I hope visitors take advantage of all the available fruit..oranges.apples, strawberries, blueberries. We have enjoyed them all

Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
8,133 posts
104 reviews
Save Reply
45. Re: Report from Sarasota

Bird Spotting..If you are eating on St Armands Circle and are in front of Tommy Bahamas, continue out that street about a 100 ft to the canal and look up. There is an osprey nest on the power pole..saw a pair there and out on Blvd of the Presidents just past the canal bridge.

Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
8,133 posts
104 reviews
Save Reply
46. Re: Report from Sarasota

Another daytrip. Up 41 to the Red Barn..has not changed in 2yrs. Spent $4 , had a cup of coffee. Went over the bridge and had lunch on the deck at River House Grill. Wow..saw dolphin, enjoyed sun and breeze on big water. We both had lobster pot pie..excellent...served hot with a puff pastry top., very good service.

Used 64 to get to Holmes Beach and dowm to Coquina Beach market...busy. Lots of traffic around the beach.

UK
Destination Expert
for Florida
Level Contributor
49,858 posts
22 reviews
Save Reply
47. Re: Report from Sarasota

i havent tried River house yet, although been meaning to for years.

Thanks for the report

Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
8,133 posts
104 reviews
Save Reply
48. Re: Report from Sarasota

Red tide is reportedly gone from Lido...irritation gone.

Finished the week and about to finish month with repeat visits to Pho Cali, Mozzarella Fella and New Pass Grill.

Good month.

Thanks

49. Re: Report from Sarasota

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 30 January 2018, 05:15