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What to do in Sarasota?

There’s always plenty to do in Sarasota, especially on a Saturday night … which you just happen to have free. Choose from one of too many wonderful restaurants to mention. Whatever your crave, Sarasota has it! Zagats will help you find it. Or ask the concierge.

St. Armands Circle is a favorite dining and shopping spot for locals and visitors with outdoor dining and and a very sophisticated tropical ambiance. Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café  and The Columbia are just wo two very popular restaurants. Reservations are suggested.

Marina Jacks is not only a marina but a destination dining experience. There’s a free concierge shuttle service. Just speak to the Hyatt’s concierge … or just walk.

If you’re still in town on Sunday, and you really want to go native, consider a drum circle at Sarasota’s beautiful Siesta Key Beach, consistently rated one of the best beaches in the worlds. The community drum circle at Siesta Key Beach plays every Sunday in Sarasota, about 1 hour before sunset, just south of the main pavilion between lifeguard stands 3 and 4 on Siesta Public Beach.

This will require a cab ride, or maybe share a ride with other conference people. Just follow your ears. This is not a commercial event; it’s a local phenomenon that began spontaneously and now has a life of its own. See video below.

There’s also the Selby Botanical Gardens, Jungle Garden, the Ringling Museum, and the over-the-top Ka de Zhan home of John and Mable, the Ringling sunset cruises and so much more! Extend your stay and take advantage of more that makes Sarasota so special.