Sarasota, Florida

Tucked against the white-sand beaches of the bay, Sarasota is a cradle of tropical charm and vibrant expression with a sophisticated appreciation for the arts.

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Perched along Florida’s powdery Gulf Coast, Sarasota has emerged as the state’s epicenter of culture. Its natural beauty and mild weather lures travelers from all over the world, most notably circus impresario John Ringling. His impressive collection of European classics anchor the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and spurred the dawn of Sarasota’s cultural emergence. Flanked by historic opera houses, off-Broadway theaters, and an internationally recognized ballet company, it is the centerpiece of the neighborhood’s thriving creative scene.

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