A warm golden array of sunlight awakens you. You step outside and are greeted by the warmth of the rays. It may be cold, gray, and snowing back home, but in Sarasota, Florida it’s warm, sunny and endlessly summer-like. So dig out your sunglasses and swimsuits and dive in to our ideal Sarasota Winter Getaway!
A hidden Florida that wants to be found… well not really. Locals like to keep their hidden paradise a secret. Those who like to go off-grid will adore this piece of “hidden Florida”. Peaceful beaches, kayaking, and fishing excursions make it a coastal paradise. Culture and cuisine are high on the Agenda too- find waterfront restaurants, galleries, opera and more.
Sarasota may not be your typical winter wonderland, but the fine white beaches can sure make it feel that way. Sarasota is one of the hottest holiday destinations in the U.S. with so much variation in arts, entertainment, and dining, it’s easy to see why.
The water on the Gulf of Mexico is warmer and far calmer than the Atlantic side which is best for families with small children. And there are tons of family fun events from the Mangrove Nights Light Displays to the Christmas Parade of Boats on the water.
WHERE TO STAY
Hyatt Regency Sarasota, located at 1000 Boulevard of the Arts overlooks the Sarasota Bay. Experience our resort-style hotel in Sarasota, FL just minutes from the spectacular white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. With a dramatic bayside setting and modern amenities, our eco-friendly hotel introduces you to the very best that Florida has to offer, from natural wonders to unique culinary surprises and cultural discoveries. You’ll find the perfect blend of a beautiful waterfront setting, welcoming service and the comforts of home at Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
WHAT TO DO
Grammy-Award winning LeAnn Rimes makes her Van Wezel debut with her Today is Christmas Tour 2017. Don’t miss out on other awesome VIP packages for the holidays here.
A real crowd pleaser for the young and old…
First begun in 1986, The Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights brings out thousands of spectators who line the shores of Sarasota Bay from Centennial Park to Bayfront Park every year.
WHERE TO EAT
Discover St. Armand’s Circle connected to downtown Sarasota by the John Ringling Causeway and home to the famed St. Armand’s Circle. An island shopping center filled with some of the area’s finest boutiques, galleries, cafes, salons and more. Check out the interactive map for details.
FALL IN LOVE
While you’re in town, stop by BLVD Sarasota located at the corner of Boulevard of the Arts and the Tamiami Trail for a virtual reality tour of downtown’s most exciting new address. You might fall in love with Sarasota and decide to buy a vacation waterfront condo for your returning trips to come! Its prime location to all of the best in food and fun and top-tier amenities, such as the rooftop pool and entertainment deck, pet-walk and grooming center, golf driving range, on-site dining and so much more means that residents never have to stray far from home.
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