In Sarasota, Bradenton, and on the surrounding keys, there is always something fun to do while on vacation. However, if you’re a repeat visitor, you’re probably looking to try something different or to embark on a new experience. For help with finding new things to do, look no further than to Sunny Day Guide! Here are some of our new favorite things on the Florida Suncoast…
Mixon Fruit Farms
Bring the kids to Mixon Fruit Farms for family fun at their brand-new Play Place! In addition to the fragrant orchard groves and the great foods they serve (try the orange swirl ice cream), there is a bounce house, life-size chessboard, a refreshing waterslide, and more! While you’re there, visit their amazing wildlife refuge where rescued and orphaned animals can receive the help they need before being released back into the wild.
Prepare to make heads turn as you race down the highway (at a legal speed, of course) in a hot, new, edgy vehicle, the Polaris Slingshot. The company, Slingshot Rentals of Florida, delivers this 3-wheeled auto-cycle to you wherever you are in the Sarasota region. To enjoy a fast-paced ride while on vacation, reserve a Slingshot for a day or the week.
I Bike Sarasota
A new business rolled into Sarasota that offers its customers a fun opportunity to explore the area. Rent a bike at I Bike Sarasota and take to the streets. If you’re staying on Lido Key, they’ll even deliver the bike to you! You can ride just about anywhere, but the Legacy Trail is specifically recommended for a delightful 10-mile ride through Sarasota County.
O’Learys Tiki Bar & Grill has expanded into the watersports business! For anyone who is interested in paddleboarding or kayaking in Sarasota Bay, visit O’Learys newest addition, Bayfront Excursions in Bayfront Park. They even rent boats to take the family out for a ride and personal watercraft for some fun on the water. Afterwards, stop by the Tiki Bar for an island cocktail and some “alligator bites.”
More to come!
There are many new exciting exhibitions coming to The Ringling! On view through February, the poster exhibition Asia Under the Big Top explores how stereotypes and fantasies of Asia played to American audiences under the Big Top. In November, the new Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery of Contemporary Art will open with Pathless Woods, a site-specific multimedia installation by the American artist Anne Patterson. In February, A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe opens with over 100 works from many of the finest collections in the US and Europe including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.