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A June 2005 trip to Sarasota by MissMonkey

Quote: A wonderful place for any fast-living person or someone who likes to slow it down!

Siesta Key Beach

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This wonderful white sand beach is sure to provide hours upon hours of fun. Whether getting an ice cream cone at the pavilion or boogie boarding in the clear green waters of the Gulf, this place is a must for anyone visiting Sarasota! Plan to spend the day if you can... gentle waves are the norm and sandbars not far from the water's edge create a terrific playground in the sea. Staffed by professional lifeguards so no problems with water safety. Siesta has the best sunsets in the area and many bring chairs and a bottle of wine to celebrate the evening show as the sun plummets behind the water's edge. Don't forget your camera!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 23, 2006

Siesta Key Beach
Siesta Key
Sarasota, Florida

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Attraction | "Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium"

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This aquarium is great for the whole family. My family and I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer there for a summer. There's great fun, from the Shark feeding show, to pet the stingrays, to watching the dolphins do jumps in the air. This is a must if you visit Sarasota.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 13, 2006

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 388-2451

St. Armand's Circle

Attraction | "St. Armands Circle"

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A wonderful collection of quaint little shops—from high class collectibles to touristy souvenirs. Located close to Mote Marine Aquarium, and just down the road from Lido Beach. Between Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and Barney's Coffee... St. Armands is a must!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 13, 2006

St. Armand's Circle
St. Armand's Circle
Sarasota, Florida

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This is a must for everyone! From feeding flamingos to checkin' out the monkeys to getting your picture taken with a parrot, you're sure to have a blast!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 14, 2006

Sarasota Jungle Gardens
3701 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34234
(941) 355-5305

Bayfront Park

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This is a wonderful place to take an afternoon stroll. There's a water fountain place for kids to splash around in, or a jungle gym if they prefer not to get wet. With a trail all the way around the park, it's a great place to take yourself, the kids, and your pets. Pets, biking, roller-blading, scooters, and bikes are allowed.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 14, 2006

Bayfront Park
301 North Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 358-7550