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DST in Road Trips for Families 10/22/20

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Is Sarasota the ideal road trip destination for families visiting Florida? I think so. While cities like Miami and Orlando are fun, Sarasota punches well above its weight when it comes to culture, food, and family entertainment. With a population under 60,000, it’s less crowded than bigger cities.

It’s also conveniently close to Tampa Bay so you can easily extend your road trip. This guide covers everything to see, do, and eat…

More to Do

Believe it or not, there’s more. Here are some other places to check out if you have the time:

  • Discover Sarasota Tours, trolley rides (themed for the circus, ghosts, and more) with helpful tips from your guide on what to do in Sarasota
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, where you can meet manatees, sea turtles, stingrays, and more
  • Pinecraft, Sarasota’s Amish community, including the rest of Yoder’s Amish Village, featuring a gift shop and market near the restaurant
  • Sarasota Children’s Garden, a whimsical outdoor play space with interactive art and adorable photo ops

About the Author:
Cheryl Rodewig is storyteller, marketer, and award-winning feature writer specializing in travel. Her Venn diagram includes minimalism, waterfalls, French, and the em dash. Find her at or on Twitter at @cherylrodewig.


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