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.
Quick Point Nature Preserve
POP May 2022
Longboat Key is known for its beautiful white sand beaches (Whitney Beach is a public beach at the north end of the island) and delicious restaurants (Maison Blanche and Euphemia Haye are the top LBK fine dining restaurants on Trip Advisor). This Mother's Day, though...
Big Cat Habitat
POP April 2022
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a small-venue, large-animal rescue with a uniquely Sarasota circus twist. Kay Rosaire, who founded and remains very involved in the rescue, is an...
POP March 2022
Remember school projects and field trips that exposed your class to the historic people, plants and animals of your hometown lands? Building or viewing dioramas of local Native American tribes seems to have been a common component. And it provided a totally different perspective on the place you called home!
The Legacy Trail
POP February 2022
Although January and February have brought colder temperatures than usual to Florida this year, there's no denying the weather still makes Sarasota paradise. We took advantage of a sunny day with temps in the high 60s by hopping onto one of Sarasota County's recreational jewels: The Legacy Trail.