Sarasota: Pieces of Paradise
The Visit Sarasota website covers all the see-and-do basics, but in our quest to make each of your visits memorable we also publish monthly "Pieces of Paradise" (POP) newsletters to share what’s happening and happy-ning in the Sarasota area.
Creator's Farm & Garden
POP November 2023
Extra, extra, read all about it! Be one of the first to visit a developing attraction that will surely become a beloved local gem. Creator's Farm and Garden is the dream and brainchild of the Toney family. The amount of planning and summer planting
Shopping for the Floridian
POP October 2023
Full disclosure: we do most of our holiday shopping online. And the really "Floridian" gifts are most readily available in the local Mom and Pops stores of Downtown Sarasota, Venice Main Street, and the like. But there are some essentials that every Floridian should have, and if you've got to buy them...
POP September 2023
When Miranda was When Miranda was growing up, a favorite pastime was heading to the drive-in movie theater in Delmar, Iowa. While there were as many as 4,000 drive-ins in the U.S. during the 1950s, today there are only 350 (7 of them are in Florida). This summer we decided to re-live the experience with a trip to the Ruskin Family Drive-in.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
POP July 2023
This month, it's about the kids. We're letting our children take the lead on telling you what's important about the popular attraction for families who have young members: Sarasota Jungle Gardens.
POP July 2023
While we appreciate the high culture that's offered in Sarasota's renowned theaters, once in awhile life calls for something slightly less refined. Enter stage left: McCurdy's Comedy Theatre.
Flying Fish Fleet
POP June 2023
For years Miranda has said she wished there was a large party-style fishing boat out of Sarasota, similar to Captain Tony's in Fort Myers. The joke was on her - this month we learned the Flying Fish Fleet has been operating out of downtown Sarasota...