Attractions

Many know that Sarasota is home to many different types of attractions. From sunny days at the beach to serene visits to the botanical gardens, any outdoor enthusiast can find a great day to enjoy. Or, for a visit full of arts and culture, there are plenty of museum and art installations to enjoy.

The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is a great place for gear heads and is home to over 100 vintage vehicles. This 60,000 square foot facility offers a revolving set of inventory, making for a unique experience every time.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art features many different exhibits and offerings and over 40,000 pieces from the Ringlings’ private collection.
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens offers guests a peaceful stroll along tropical plants with close proximity to the bay. With tropical trees, orchids, vibrant flowers and more, you won’t forget your visit no matter what time of year it is.

Main Attractions

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

Even the most seasoned car enthusiast will enjoy a trip to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum. This non-profit local offering is the nation’s second largest classic car museum, and features vehicles from multiple time periods and countries. Whether you have a passion for antique cars, European vehicles, classic muscle cars, and more, you can find them all under one roof. Better yet, the collection is always rotating, giving you a unique experience each and every time you stop by this local favorite.

Ringling Museum of Arts

The Ringling Museum of Arts features an expansive private collection of rare art pieces, as well as regular festivals, performance art offerings, and tours. This large one-of-a-kind museum offering could take days to see everything on display, and is a popular choice for visitors who come frequently, as well as first time guests. Enjoy paintings from many different famous artists, sculptures, as well as educational tours for children and adults. This sprawling complex has long been regarded as an authority of art for our city.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has been delighting guests with their eclectic display of orchids, exotic plants, and more since 1973. The gardens stretch across 15 acres with 12 buildings, housing one of the largest collections of plants and flowers in the area. Guests can enjoy many different types of plants, such as bamboo, Banyan, rainforest plants, ferns, and much more. Whether you’re a budding horticulturist or just enjoy a peaceful day among flowers, this is a great attraction for many visitors.