Some Sarasota Leisure Activities



As you might expect boating is a major activity for Sarasota residents. With numerous lakes, rivers, Sarasota Bay, the Intercostal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, there is almost any kind of boating you can think of. Vessels range from kayaks to offshore motor yachts. Don’t have a boat? That’s not a problem the area has numerous rental establishments to fill almost every need. The social side is just as diverse with everything from casual clubs like the Sarasota Sailing Squadron to upscale yacht clubs. With such a diverse selection, there is something for everyone.


Sarasota has miles of award winning beaches with something for everyone. If you are interested in Solitude or socializing, it’s all here.


Sarasota County is packed with great fishing. Whether you are interested in fresh or salt water, fishing from a boat, land or pier, you’re sure to find the perfect spot.

Golf Courses

With over 50 courses in the area, Sarasota is truly a golfers paradise. Check the possibilities.


The Sarasota not only has vibrant city life but its Backcountry consists of over 100,000 acres of protected wilderness located within 30 minutes of downtown Sarasota. There are hundreds of miles of groomed trails and over 60 miles of Wild and Scenic River. The subtropical jungle is filled with wildlife and exotic plants.


Baseball fans can watch the Baltimore Orioles for spring training at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium. Schedule

Movie Show Times

Just want to relax and enjoy a good movie? Movies showing in the Sarasota area.