Sarasota, located one hour’s drive south of Tampa, is one of Florida’s primary Gulf Coast resort cities offering visitors pristine white sandy beaches at Siesta Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key; an eclectic blend of arts and culture, fine dining, circus thrills and a wide array of shopping districts.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota pays homage to the Ringlings, the family behind America’s most famous circus. Check out the old costumes, wagons, and the world’s largest miniature circus. Art lovers can appreciate the largest collections of Rubens canvasses in the world right in Sarasota, plus works by Old Masters.
You can also tour Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, a magnificent 56-room Venetian Gothic palace and the Ringlings’ old family home.