Sarasota isn’t all beaches and sunshine; it has a great history and an arts and culture scene that rivals much larger urban areas throughout the United States. So whether you’re here to enjoy the sun or the opera, Hyatt will lead the way.
Events in Sarasota
With a population of nearly 53,000 covering almost 26 square miles, Sarasota is all about quality, not quantity. However, fewer people means a slower pace of life, and the residents of Sarasota wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, with great beaches, sunshine, very little bustle and an average yearly temperature of 72 degrees, why not take it easy?
In 1907, John Ringling saw the potential of the area and started buying up land. Word spread and by the 1930s, circus operators throughout the country used Sarasota as their winter base. Ringling was also an avid art collector, so as the city grew, so did its reputation as a center for arts and culture. Today, Sarasota packs a cultural punch and competes with much larger urban areas for the quality of the art and performance it hosts.
But what makes Sarasota truly unique is its geography. Most cities have neighborhoods, but Sarasota has the Keys. Siesta Key and Lido Key are known for their beaches, while Saint Armands Key has the shopping. Each has something to offer and is worthy of exploration. So have fun, take a look around and let Hyatt navigate your way to relaxing fun.
If it didn’t have the inside scoop on local happenings, events and hot spots, it wouldn’t be the local paper.
If it’s in Sarasota and has glamour, style or appeal, it’ll be in Sarasota Magazine.
Anything from shopping to dining or just something to do, you can find it here.
The crucible for local businesses; people share their opinions and most of them are pretty good.
Getting Around Sarasota
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SQR)
From New York to Los Angeles, people all over the country fly into this airport, located about five miles from downtown Sarasota.
The cost is $2.25 when the flag drops and $2.15 for each additional mile. For each additional passenger over the age of 12, the cost is $1.10.
If you’re planning to explore Sarasota and its surrounding areas, a rental car is the best option. Get one at the airport or ask the Concierge at Hyatt Regency Sarasota to reserve one for you.