Sarasota, Florida is one of the best spots for vacations for the entire family. Not only can you spend time relaxing in your house, but you can explore the surrounding area. The pristine water, outdoor public spaces, shopping areas, and mouthwatering seafood restaurants are enough to make you come back year after year. Plus, our vacation rentals in Sarasota from Roelens Vacations are truly one of a kind. Our hands-on customer service and modern houses are the height of luxury. We make sure that anything you need, we can get for you. It doesn’t matter if you need advice about local activities or if you need more linens — our dedicated staff is here to make sure you are happy during your entire stay.
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The best part about coming here any time of the year is that you can use Roelens Vacations to book a spacious, modern, and luxurious home that is perfect for your entire group. Not only will you be able to walk to all of the nearby amenities and attractions, but Roelens Vacations offers hands-on customer service during your entire stay. No matter what you need, we can get it for you! Ask us questions about the best things to do during your vacation, request extra linens, or simply use our hands-on knowledgeable professionals to make you feel at ease during your time with us.
We are here to make sure you have an unforgettable time in Sarasota, Florida. That is why all of our houses offer comfortable living room areas, private outdoor spaces to enjoy the pristine sunshine, and cozy bedrooms to get a great night of sleep after a long day of travel or exploring the beaches. You can come here to have a nice family vacation, spend time with your friends, or have a long-awaited family reunion.
So, what should you do after you book one of our vacation rentals? Along with spending time in our comfortable living rooms and our private outdoor spaces, check out these top things to do in Sarasota.
Head to One of the Local Bars
Sarasota is no stranger to bars, restaurants, cafes, and other eateries. Head to one of these popular bars to dance the night away, have a few drinks, and meet some locals.
First, we love going to the Pangea Alchemy Lab on Main Street in Sarasota. Not only is it easy to get to from all of our vacation rentals, but the vibes here are unbeatable. Although it may look like a nondescript door that leads to nowhere, this is the speak-easy vibe that we love. Enter the low-key door and you will immediately be greeted by dim lights, endless cocktail options, and a young crowd. We love the Sit Sazerac, a carefully crafted cocktail that includes tea bourbon, mango, and sweet syrup. If you come to Sarasota during the cold winter months to escape the doom and gloom of the northeastern United States, we highly recommend getting a Christmastime cocktail at Pangea to warm you up.
Another cool stop to go to on a night out is the Crescent Club. This vibrant bar on Midnight Pass Road is one of the most well-known spots in downtown Sarasota. With over seven decades of business, this late-night spot is a cool hangout that is more popular among locals than tourists — which is why we love it! Head here to sit on the open-air patio and take in the warm Florida air as you sip on one of their booze-laden cocktails.
If you want to check out a watering hole that is family friendly and a nice place to meet friends, there really is nowhere better than the Mandeville Beer Garden on Lemon Avenue. You can bring your kids and let them play in the grass area or use one of the board games or table games that can keep them entertained as you enjoy happy hour with your pals. We love this spot due to its kid-friendly vibe, never-ending beer menu, and finger foods that can help soak up all of the beer you are going to drink.
Head to One of the Beaches
Of course, you came to Sarasota so you can head to the beach! Bring your umbrella and beach chair and walk to one of the white sand beaches to hop in the waves, build a sandcastle, or just relax and read a book.
First off, you can’t go wrong with a day trip to the Siesta Key Beach. This laid-back seaside hangout spot is popular among locals and tourists alike due to its endless space and unique Azure waters that have made it a holiday destination in its own right. Check out this space if you want to view some local wildlife and camp out for the entire day.
Another great beach spot to bring the kids to during your stay in Sarasota, Florida, is Lido Beach Park. Known for being the home to a casino during the mid-20th century, this spot has now transformed into one of the best outdoor spots for families to come and bring their umbrellas, shovels for making sandcastles, boogie boards for skimming along the sand, and surfboards for hitting the waves. If you are feeling hungry after a few hours of relaxing on a towel, then head to the SeaBreeze Cafe for some of the best finger food in the entire area. Grab a hot dog or fish tacos for a filling lunch on a hot summer day!
Last but not least, Caspersen Beach is one of the top spots for relaxing and viewing the Gulf of Mexico during your stay in Sarasota. If you are into wildlife and being active during your holiday, Caspersen is the place to go to. Not only can you check out the fish and birds, but this outdoor area is ideal for finding shells as souvenirs, going for a canoe ride with your partner, heading out on a nice hike with the family, or taking your kids to the nearby playground.
Take Your Kids to the Park
The beach is one of the best places to bring your kids during your upcoming holiday. But if you want to go somewhere that is less crowded, we highly recommend heading to the Myakka River State Park in Manatee County. This is one of the largest parks in the entire state, so you can rest assured your kids will never be bored!
Featuring over 36,000 acres of bright wildlife and open spaces, we love coming here on a summer morning to go for walks, gaze at the Myakka River, and sit on a bench and relax. Head here if you want to teach your kids about the local wetlands and avoid the crowds that frequent the white sand beaches of Sarasota in the height of summer!
Plan Your 2023 Sarasota Vacation
No matter what you come here for, we can guarantee you that using Roelens Vacations can help you have a relaxing, stress-free, and fun-filled time in the vibrant coastal town of Sarasota, Florida! Browse our properties today to find one that works for your unique needs.