Things To Do In Sarasota For Under $5 from Visit Sarasota

Elana Galerman Less money may mean less spending, but it doesn’t have to equal less fun. Sarasota has many ways for visitors to explore and make long-lasting memories, even without a lot of padding in their pockets. Let’s count the ways to have fun for free or nearly free. Here are 20 things you can do with $5 or less. …READ MORE

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Barriers Islands of Sarasota

Life on the barrier islands of Sarasota is magical. Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island all offer the quality of life some can only dream of. On these islands, you can enjoy sunset strolls along soft white beaches and morning swim sessions in a warm, crystal clear ocean. Islands in the …READ MORE

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History of Lido Key

Today, Lido Key is known for being an exclusive and luxurious vacation destination and a premier residential community. It is home to sandy beaches, stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, woodland trails, luxury hotels, beach houses and waterfront restaurants. It’s quieter than some of its more bustling neighbors, and is treasured by visitors from …READ MORE

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Lido Key July 4th Events

Sarasota proudly offers an exciting range of July 4th events, ensuring each celebration caters to both locals and vacationers. Celebrate Independence Day From sell-out live music to family-friendly festivals and all the exciting parades and firework displays that come part and parcel with July 4th festivities! Whatever your preference, you’re guaranteed a fantastic time on …READ MORE

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Things to Do in St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle is just like one of those scenic small beach towns you’ve see in the movies. The marketplace is very elegant with lush tropical plants and contemporary architecture, but the atmosphere is very relaxed and laid back. Take an adventure to the Circle on your next vacation There you’ll find plenty of people …READ MORE

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What You Need to Know Before Visiting Lido Key, FL

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Lido Key, FL is a barrier island off Florida’s Gulf Coast located west of Sarasota. It boasts some of the most luxurious beaches and waterfront rentals in the world, but that’s just the tip of the sandbar. The perfect destination to visit and explore In 1926, Lido Key was opened to vehicle traffic and the …READ MORE

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The History Behind St. Armand’s Circle

St. Armand’s Circle is known today for being one of the most frequently visited shopping destinations in the Sarasota area with over 140 points of interest. However, there is an interesting history behind this popular modern commercial center. Charles St. Armand was a Frenchman and the first homesteader on the island. He left Europe in …READ MORE

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July 4th and Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Boat Races

Book your stay now for the week of July 4th, and get front row seats to the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Boat Races. While we do require a 3 night minimum stay during the period of June 30 through July 4, 2017 we welcome race fans. Gulf Beach Resort Motel offers direct beach access for …READ MORE

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Lido Beach’s first, and last, motel

Take a look at the recent article on us in the Herald Tribune. “The Gulf Beach Resort — the first and last “motel” on Lido Beach — provides a visual reminder of times past and the way vacation lodging once existed. Over the last three decades, all but two of the original dozen or so …READ MORE

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Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence

The Gulf Beach Resort Motel is proud to have been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence. This award is given to select hotels and resorts as an indication of exceptional service and high levels of guest satisfaction. Thanks to our many returning guests for the high ratings and great reviews!

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