Why visit just any beach when you can visit one voted "America's Best Beach"? Sarasota claims that distinction, which is the top reason Sarasota hotels do a brisk business year-round. Soak up plenty of sun on powder-white beaches, rent a kayak, and hire a fishing guide. But at some point, you'll want to shed your swimsuit, don your street clothes, and hop into your rental car, truck, or van. There's much more to see and do in this Florida city!
Flights to Sarasota land at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, which is just five miles from the center of the city. Rental cars in Sarasota are as abundant as the tourists who rent them. There are Sarasota car rental companies located at the airport and at off-site satellite locations. Renting from satellite facilities may be cheaper because they're not subject to airport taxes, but there's no denying the convenience factor of airport car rentals in Sarasota. In Sarasota, you don't even have to wait for a shuttle. Just head to the car rental counters in baggage claim, get your keys, and walk across the street to claim your car.
It goes without saying you'll want to explore Sarasota beaches, including Siesta Key Beach ("Best Beach"), Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, and Lido Beach. Visit The Ringling, a complex that includes Ca' d'Zan, a 56-room mansion built by John and Mable Ringling (of circus fame), an art museum and library, lush gardens, the circus museums, and the historic Asolo Theater. The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium allows you to learn about undersea creatures. One reason many visitors find car rentals in Sarasota helpful is to fit a Disney World® trip into their beach vacation -- Orlando is just a pleasant 109-mile drive away!
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