Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
This facility features a wide variety of exhibits that include a 135,000 gallon shark tank, seaturtles, West Indian manatees, a dolphin, whale and sea turtle hospital, wildlife/animals, hands-on touch pool, aquarium research labs, fishing charters and more.
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
These gardens have a spectacular display of rare orchids, bromeliads and tropical plants.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
This Zoological Garden has parrots, hand fed flamingos, animal exhibits and plant life to be explored in a mile of jungle trails.
South Florida Museum/ Bishop Planetarium
Come learn abouth the natural and cultural history of Florida. See a mastadon skeleton, dioramas, a smilodon and a 60,000 gallon manatee aquarium.
St Armands Circle/ Lido Beach
Come explore the 140 upscale shops and restaurants of St Armands Circle among lusch tropical landscaping. Enjoy many delicacies as you roam through this amazing setting. Experience the Wyland Gallery. Then feel the sand between your toes at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Lido Beach features crystal clear turquoise water and miles of pristine white sand. Gaze out into the water and watch the sailboats floating along the horizon.