Travel
Experience Florida's Finest

Looking for a nice beach spot? Voted the #1 beach in the U.S. by Doctor Beach, Sarasota is the perfect vacation destination during Spring Break!

Make sure to check out our discounted hotels, car rentals and see what Sarasota offers during your visit.

Hotel

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Sarasota. We’ve partnered with Hotels for Hope to provide best hotel options. At the link below, you’ll find discounted rates including the Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay Official Host Hotels; Aloft Sarasota Downtown, LaQuinta Hotel Sarasota and Hampton Inn Sarasota Airport.

In addition, every room night generates a $2 donation to organizations that seek to help children live happier and healthier lives. Your stay ​matters!

Air Travel

Sarasota is serviced by 2 convenient airports offering service from all major airlines.

 

Car Rental

National Car Rental offers special discounted rates for all First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay participants. Reserve your discounted rental car by following this link:

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Visit Sarasota

Arts & Cultural Community
Sarasota is recognized as Florida’s Cultural Coast and is home to a professional symphony, ballet and opera. In addition, more than 10 theaters and 30 art galleries are located in Sarasota.

Visitors to the area can visit the Mote Marine Laboratory, G-WIZ (Gulf Wonder & Imagination Zone), Historic Spanish Point, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum of Art and Circus Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Warm Mineral Springs, Pelican Man’s Bid Sanctuary and more! Myakka River State Park, with 28,875 acres of land, and Oscar Scherer State Park are Sarasota’s destinations for bird watching, biking, walking and camping.

Best Beaches in the World
Visitors come to Sarasota for the sun, turquoise-colored water and white sand, but one thing they won’t find, even beneath these bluebird skies, is a crowd. From Longboat Key in the north to Blind Pass Beach in the south, Sarasota beaches are famously kid-friendly.

Is the Musuem of Symphony More Your Cup of Tea?
Sarasota is well-known for catering to the arts and culture of town as it features numerous theatres, museums, such as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the famous tropical oasis, Marie Shelby Botanical Gardens.

Calling All Baseball Fans!
Sarasota is the proud home of the Baltimore Orioles during spring training, so make sure to check out a game!