Attractions & Entertainment

You may never want to leave the sand but if you do, there are many sights to see beyond the beach. A short drive off our island you’ll discover a wealth of history, a thriving art scene and lots of outdoor life to explore. Whether you’re looking for rainy day entertainment or family-friendly activities, big cats or tiny sea creatures, sculptures or performing artists, Siesta Key visitors will find something fun for every age. You may dress up and simply don your comfy tourist fashions and enjoy a day of fun off the Key.
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Ringling College of Art and Design
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The …
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Our mission is to educate and inspire our community through interactive experiences with animals and nature supported by unmatched customer …
Siesta Key Watersports
Siesta Key Watersports is the only full-service watersports company servicing Siesta Key, Sarasota, and Venice. Three great locations! Voted #1 …
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
The story of The Ringling begins nearly a century ago, with the circus impresario and his beloved wife’s shared love …
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned …
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
As a living museum located on the shores of Sarasota Bay, Selby Gardens provides 45 acres of bayfront sanctuaries connecting …
Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Opera produces outstanding opera true to the vision of the composer to entertain, enrich, and educate our communities, as …
Key Chorale
Key Chorale, the Suncoast’s premier symphonic chorus, is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative programming, artistic excellence, educational outreach and …
Sandventure Crew
At SandVenture we specialize in thinking outside the Sandbox. We love to come up with new and creative ways to …
Ringling College Library Association
The Ringling College Library Association produces the highly anticipated and widely respected TOWN HALL Series at the Van Wezel each …
CB's Saltwater Outfitters - Boat Rentals & Fishing Charters
Since 1959, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters is Siesta Key's largest on-the-water bait & tackle shop that offers boat rentals, fishing charters, …
Zambelli Fireworks
Zambelli Fireworks has mastered the art of creating memorable experiences for large events, small gatherings, and everything in between for …
The Forever Sand Castle
Sandcastle building lessons for you and your guests on Siesta Key, America's #1 beach. I provide the tools, shade, refreshments, …
HydroCats
HydroCats offers 5-star water tours. Explore hidden gems and iconic landmarks on Sarasota's waterways with a 2-hour, tour-guide-lead adventure from …
LeBarge Tropical Cruises
Join us for a cruise aboard the LeBarge - a floating island adorned with 4 real palm trees on top …
Tree Fort Productions Projects
We are Performing Arts at their very best. Through classic, modern, and original work we seek to contribute to your …
The Sarasota Ballet
The Sarasota Ballet enters its 30th Season with an exciting range of repertoire, including 16 ballets by some of the …
Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary
Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota has become the safe, loving and permanent home of over 150 …
The Players Centre
Sarasota’s community theatre, dedicated to delivering quality productions and keeping the community engaged with the arts. We’re an artistic outlet …
Sarasota Art Museum
The Museum has 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition gallery space, Bistro, Shop, auditorium for educational events, performance and film, …
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The mission of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College is to enrich the lives of mature adults …
Sarasota Bay Explorers
We offer several types of eco-tours, including our renowned Sea Life Encounter Cruise and private charters aboard the Miss Explorer.
Discover Sarasota Tours
Our 10 unique air-conditioned trolley or van tours offer fun, entertaining, and informative sightseeing tours of the most interesting places …

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