Sarasota/Longboat Key

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Sarasota/Longboat Key

Unparalleled water adventure, dining, galleries, and shops take center stage in Sarasota

A constellation of beautiful barrier islands along Florida’s Gulf Coast
Vacation Type
Beachfront Resorts, Romance, Active, Family, Adventure
Nearest Airport
Sarasota Bradenton International


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Your Guide to Sarasota, Florida

Beyond the white-sand beaches of this Gulf Coast gem is a sophisticated city sparkling with fine dining, lush gardens, museums and historic landmarks, and a vibrant downtown scene of independent shops. Here are the Opal-curated picks for experiencing Sarasota, the “Circus City.”

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Electric violinist Matt Dendy performs on the beach at Lido Beach Resort.

Sarasota’s Best Live Music Venues

Matt Dendy knows a few things about the Sarasota music scene. Not only did he grow up here, but the modern violinist known for his unique sound has played many of its top venues. Here he shares some of his favorite places to take in live tunes.

Your Local Groove Guide
A couple arrives to the front desk at The Resort at Longboat Key Club

The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Yacht-Sleek Look

Sleek marble, polished wood in all tones and hues, luxury navy blue carpets and tiling – these are just a few of the nautically rich details to look forward to during a stay at The Resort at Longboat Key Club.

Dive into the Design in Detail

Golf at The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Golf at The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s two iconic, top-rated courses. Harbourside Golf Course and the Links of Longboat Course feature 45 challenging holes alongside unforgettable views of the Gulf of Mexico.


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