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Families will love:

  • One of the nicest stretches of white-sand beach
  • A slew of family-friendly attractions
  • Gentle ocean waves

Blessed with one of the sweetest stretches of white sand in the United States, Sarasota deserves its reputation as one of Florida's cherished getaways for snowbirds. Most families are content to whisk away their hours on the broad beach, which serves as a welcome-mat for the Gulf of Mexico waters. Yet, once you arrive at this relaxed seaside enclave in southwest Florida, ... more
Blessed with one of the sweetest stretches of white sand in the United States, Sarasota deserves its reputation as one of Florida's cherished getaways for snowbirds. Most families are content to whisk away their hours on the broad beach, which serves as a welcome-mat for the Gulf of Mexico waters. Yet, once you arrive at this relaxed seaside enclave in southwest Florida, you'll realize there's so much more for the entire family.

Sarasota is home to a slew of family-friendly attractions like the touch tank at Mote Aquarium, the aptly named science museum, G.WIZ, the flamingos at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, and shopping and dining at the boutique stores and restaurants at St. Armands Circle. Then there are the natural wonders like the orchids and vast selection of palm trees found at Selby Gardens and the canopy walkway that rides atop the Everglades-like wilderness of Myakka River State Park.

Written by Stephen Jermanok less

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