Endless Beaches – And Adventure
Think the best beaches are on the east coast of Florida? Think again. Sarasota’s Siesta Key is America’s No. 2 rated beach, with 99% quartz sand that remains cool to the touch even on the hottest days. Venice, the shark tooth capital of the world is home to 14 miles of gulf coast shoreline with people-only and dog-friendly beach options.
But the Sarasota-Manatee FL region offers more to the outdoor enthusiast than supreme waterfront activity. Bike along 30 miles of scenic trails in Venice. Release your inhibitions and hold onto a zipline in Myakka City. Take an eco-tour and learn the natural diversity and cultural heritage of the Gold Coast. Fair warning, though — step outside on this sunny waterfront and you may never want to go inside again.