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.

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UTC

POP September 2022

You might be thinking, "Really? A mall? What's so special about a mall?" That's exactly what we're here to tell you! University Town Center (UTC) is far more than a single-building shopping complex

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Circus Menagerie

POP August 2022

We really wanted to love Discover Sarasota's newest tour, the Murder Mystery Trolley. The local tour provider offers a true variety of custom, quirky, research-based and unique-to-Sarasota experiences.

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Activity suggestions for seasonal Sarasota residents who use Home Watch services.
Activity suggestions for seasonal Sarasota residents who use Home Watch services.

Baseball and Apple Pie

POP July 2022

With the Fourth of July so recently behind us, we decided to investigate two of the most "American" concepts in the country's history - baseball and apple pie. Sarasota has a long tradition of welcoming professional ball players...

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Sunset Tour

POP June 2022

The kids were gone and our monthly newsletter was calling... what activity to feature this time? We returned to one of the classic beauties Sarasota is known for - the Gulf Coast sunset...

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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...

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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...

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Archives

March 2022:
Bishop Museum

February 2022: 
Legacy Trail

January 2022: Food Delights

December 2021: Slingshot Rental

November 2021:
Selby Gardens

October 2021:
Ghost Tour

September 2021:
Sarasota Art Museum

August 2021: Accolade Season

April 2021: Mote Aquarium

March 2021: Ringling Causeway

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