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Children’s Fountain at Bayfront Park Sarasota

The Steigerwaldt/Jockey Children’s Fountain at Bayfront Park on Sarasota’s bayfront in downtown Sarasota, offers a nice break from the beach and is a fun way for the kids to cool off. Features a great splash water fountain and there is a large playground and picnic area nearby. Children 3 years and younger must wear swim diapers. Summer Hours (Memorial Day…

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Mixon Fruit Farms

Visit Florida’s sweetest attraction. Voted Florida’s #1 grove destination, Mixon Fruit Farms has been here for over 70 years. Mixons has a large gift shop full of gifts and Florida Souvenirs. We have Florida Wines with sampling daily, honey, dressings, jellies, unique jewelry, and more. Pick up some fresh fruit and juice, orange swirl ice cream and homemade fudge. Ride…

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The Ringling Museum of Art

In 1911, John Ringling and his wife, Mable purchased 20 acres of waterfront property in Sarasota, Florida. Today, that investment welcomes visitors from around the globe with fine art, historic mansion, two circus museums and a jewel-box of a theater.

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Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

A Miniature Golf Adventure Come play the best in Florida Adventure Style Mini Golf amid rushing waters, mysterious caves, and waterfalls on mountainous tropical terrain for a truly unique Florida miniature golf experience!

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Mote Marine Aquarium

At Mote, you can explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.

Big Cat Habitat

Big Cat Habitat is a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. The Big Cat Habitat was founded by Kay Rosaire who has more than 30 years of experience working with and caring for exotic animals. Our goal is to educate the public by fostering appreciation for animals and stressing the importance of habitat preservation.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows throughout the day. The “Kiddie Jungle” features a brand new playground. The Flamingo Café serves delicious sandwiches, ice cream and snacks and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Our Café has a wide variety of…

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Sarasota’s Siesta Key Crystal Classic

  Planning a trip to beautiful Sarasota, FL?  I cannot think of a better time than during the Crystal Classic held Thursday, November 8, 2012 through Sunday November 11, 2012.   What is the Crystal Classic?   Every November, Siesta Key Beach is turned into a gallery of art by masters and sculptors from around the world.  Created with Siesta’s famous crystal…

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Sarasota: Florida’s Best Kept Secret

The entire Sarasota region is one of the best kept secrets in the state of Florida. Northern Florida is not known for vacation paradises besides historic cities such as St. Augustine. Of course, Daytona is one of the only beaches on which you can drive a vehicle, but is that really your dream? Miami has some attractions including the famous…

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Elite Sitters: A Cut Above

Sarasota based Elite Family Care offers babysitters to vacationing and resident families throughout Southwest Florida—from Bradenton to Naples. What makes an Elite sitter different from others? First and foremost they are all nannies not a typical babysitter. There are at least seven ways that our nannies may stand out from others. Elite Family Care nannies are experienced. They have been…

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