Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Sarasota, FL
The city of Sarasota is located in Sarasota County, FL. Surrounding cities include Fort Myers and Punta Gorda. It is known as Florida’s Cultural Coast and is home to The Sarasota School of Architecture as well as many theaters and performing arts halls that have hosted names including Elvis Presley and Tommy Dorsey. The white sandy beaches of Siesta Key and Lido Key, that separate Sarasota Bay from the gulf, draw many tourists year round. The city hosts many annual festivals including the Sarasota Film Festival and the Sarasota Chalk Festival, the first international streetpainting festival in the country.