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Picturesque views of Sarasota Bay are visible from many vantage points in downtown Sarasota. KarolinaBorkowski Getty Images

Housed in a U-shaped palace designed by former Ringling Bros. Circus founder and art collector John Ringling, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art features multiple collections that include classical sculptures, Asian artworks and contemporary pieces. Marje Getty Images

All sorts of Florida seafood specialties can be found on restaurant menus in Sarasota, including fried shrimp, blackened grouper and steamed stone crab claws. mgturner Getty Images

One of the best ways to spend your time in Sarasota is to lounge on a boat anchored in Sarasota Bay. Jack Elka Photo Getty Images

Once the home of recreational gardener Marie Selby, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens houses eight greenhouses with roughly 5,000 species of living plants. Photo by Cathy Scola Getty Images

Various threatened and endangered species are known to frequent Sarasota. Some animals you may spot include West Indian manatees, Florida sandhill cranes and roseate spoonbills (pictured above). aaa Getty Images

The Venetian Gothic-inspired Ca' d'Zan, which sits on the same property as The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, was once the home of Ringling Bros. Circus founder John Ringling. Marje Getty Images

Many of Sarasota County's keys – including Siesta Key and Lido Key – boast gorgeous white-sand beaches. Levranii Getty Images

At the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, travelers can see animals like lions, bears, chimpanzees and tigers up close. Manuela Schewe-Behnisch / EyeEm Getty Images

For some of Sarasota's best sunsets, head to area beaches like Lido Key Beach, Siesta Beach and Longboat Key Beach. aaa Getty Images

In addition to serving as a marine wildlife research facility, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium has an aquarium with two touch tanks, a manatee exhibit and a 135,000-gallon shark habitat. genenphotos Getty Images

Sarasota's Pinecraft neighborhood is primarily made up of Amish and Mennonites who live in the area during the winter months. Marje Getty Images

Though this burial site isn't as well-known as Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., Sarasota National Cemetery offers an equally beautiful tribute to fallen members of the United States' armed forces. Dennis Macdonald Getty Images

For a fun and affordable day with the family, consider visiting the free Tony Saprito Fishing Pier. KarolinaBorkowski Getty Images

Spread throughout 58 square miles of wet and dry landscapes, Myakka River State Park offers an array of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, hiking and airboat tours. The Photography Factory Getty Images

Downtown Sarasota features a mix of modern skyscrapers and colorful Mediterranean revival-style buildings. mgturner Getty Images

One of the area's most popular beaches to visit is Lido Key Beach, which features more than 3,000 feet of shoreline. fallbrook Getty Images

Caption: Like other Florida cities, Sarasota is home to several championship golf courses, including the state's first course. Marje Getty Images

Sarasota Skyline picture in Sarasota
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art picture in Sarasota
Seafood picture in Sarasota
Sailboats and Yachts picture in Sarasota
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens picture in Sarasota
Threatened and Endangered Species picture in Sarasota
Ca' d'Zan picture in Sarasota
Beaches picture in Sarasota
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary picture in Sarasota
Sarasota Sunsets picture in Sarasota
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium picture in Sarasota
Sarasota Amish and Mennonite Community picture in Sarasota
Sarasota National Cemetery picture in Sarasota
Tony Saprito Fishing Pier picture in Sarasota
Myakka River State Park picture in Sarasota
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