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Daytrips and Nightlife in Sarasota

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Daytrips and Nightlife in Sarasota

Hi everyone,

Am holidaying with a few female friends in Sarasota for a few weeks in July. We are in our mid to late twenties. Anyone have any tips as to places we could go both day and night!! We are staying in a realtives holiday home and will have a car.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Daytrips and Nightlife in Sarasota

There are a few fun areas of town, but this isn't Miami... ;-)

Downtown Sarasota has a lot of bars/ restaurants..Start at the Gator Club and work your way around.. Horsefeathers is another good place.

Ceviche has a roof top bar..Esca, Marina Jacks has music..O'Leary's etc etc

In Southside Village there is the Big Sugar Rum Bar, 5 o'clock Club, NY NY,Libby's and others with music.

On Siesta Key there is the Beach Club, the Hub, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Gilligans and more.

In the GulfGate area there are 3 blocks of bars with music etc. (Gateway Ave, Superior Ave)

Many more...

Get a Thursday Sarasota Herald and look at the Ticket section of the paper...full of ideas.

Also:

www.heraldtribune.com

www.sarasotafl.org

www.siestakeychamber.com

What activities are you looking for during the day?

Beaches, kayaking, museums, canoeing,parks, shopping etc etc..

~SRQgirl

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2. Re: Daytrips and Nightlife in Sarasota

Wow thank you so much for all the tips!

Spent a few days there last year on on the way to California, we couldnt find much nightlife so thought we would get better prepared this year!!

Shopping, beaches and nice cocktails would be our preferable daytime activities, just a nice relaxing holiday really!

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3. Re: Daytrips and Nightlife in Sarasota

Check out some of those websites I posted and ask some questions...

As far as shopping, St Armands Circle on Lido Key is a nice place..also has dining/cocktails.

There are 2 big malls. My favorite is SouthGate Mall on the corner of US 41 and Bee Ridge Rd.

There is also a large outlet mall in Ellenton about 20 minutes north on I-75.

There are boutiques in downtown Sarasota on Main St., Palm Ave, Pineapple Aves.

Ana Maria Island is a great day trip. Have lunch at the Rod and Reel Pier..More on this area on the Anna Maria Island TA page/forums.

July will be hot and humid..so plan accordingly..

O'Leary's Tiki bar in downtown Sarasota has lunch/dinner..

~SRQgirl

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4. Re: Daytrips and Nightlife in Sarasota

If you are into nature, check out the South Lido Mangroves Tunnel Tour with Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures. www.kayakfl.com

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