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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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Why Visit Greater Sarasota?

When some people visit Sarasota, Florida they are more than content with getting away from it all and relaxing with a Pina Colada on a glorious beach. Doing absolutely nothing for a week or two is their dream. Greater Sarasota includes Bradenton, communities like Osprey, Nokomis, and Lakewood Ranch, and, of course, the islands and keys such as Longboat Key,…

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Longboat Key: Famous Little Island

Longboat Key is a barrier island community snugly surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Sarasota Bay on the east. Retirees love the key, and when snowbirds show up for the winter, the approximately 8,000 residents swell to 20,000. The median income for a household in the town is roughly $100,000+ and housing includes an attractive mix…

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Lakewood Ranch: Ideal Family Town

If one could summarize Lakewood Ranch in Greater Sarasota in one word, it might be the word “family.”  Founded in 1995, the 8,500-acre master-planned community consists of seven villages with attractive, roomy homes. It is also an award-winning green-certified region with unique irrigation and healthy, energy efficient homes. The recreational opportunities alone make the area family-friendly. The area contains over…

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Family Fun in Naples, Florida

Family Fun in Naples, Florida Naples, in beautiful southwest Florida has much to offer people of all ages.  While some may think Naples is not a family friendly area, nothing could be further from the truth.  So pack your bags and take a family vacation in beautiful Naples, FL.  A fun experience when going to Naples and enjoying the family…

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Kids Love Sarasota Beaches

Sarasota is a wonderful city to visit or to live in year round. Sarasota is built on art and culture, the sites are really something to talk about. Sarasota is a great city to raise children in as the schools rank 4th out of 67 counties in the state of Florida. Sarasota is visited by families  from all over the…

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Sarasota Family Vacation

Are you ready to get out of the cold weather and into the beautiful Florida Sunshine?  Why not visit Southwest Florida?  The beaches are beautiful white sand and the sunsets are to die for.  But choosing the right destination can be daunting.  There is Anna Maria, and Holmes Beach in Bradenton, Siesta Key, Lido Beach, Longboat key in Sarasota, Venice…

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