1. Nathan Benderson Park

1.5 miles | nathanbendersonpark.org
600-acre park that incorporates a 400-acre artificial lake in Sarasota, Florida, USA

2. Selby Botanical Gardens

6.4 miles | selby.org
Showcase for thousands of tropical plants, plus a conservatory & garden museum, in a historic space.

3. Big Cat Habitat

3.2 miles | bigcathabitat.org
We are a non-profit, 501c3 dedicated to providing a safe, permanent home to exotic and domestic animals in need

4. Smuggler's Cove Mini Golf

8.6 miles | smugglersgolf.com
Mini-golf course featuring waterfalls, caves & live alligators that visitors can feed.

5. Marina Jack's

6.6 miles | marinajacks.com
Escape aboard the Marina Jack II! Join us for a relaxing sightseeing lunch or sunset dinner cruise through the inter-coastal waters and the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy delicious dining.

6. Myakka River State Park

9.3 miles | floridastateparks.org
A wonderful park to see wildlife, incuding gators! Don't miss the canopy walk with a tower that'll take you above the tree tops for a stunning view!

7. Sarasota Jungle Gardens

8.3 miles | sarasotajunglegardens.com
A wide variety of birds and animals – many of them rescued – includes Florida’s noted pink flamingos, parrots, crocodiles, lemurs, snakes and more.

8. Bird Key Park

7.5 miles | letsplaysarasota.com
A great place for exercising, popular for fishing, kayaking, or to enjoy the sunset. After dark the bridge lights will come on in a display of colors!

9. Livingston's Amusement Center

6.9 miles | livingstonsamusements.com
A 50,000-sq.-ft. amusement center with go-karts, billiards & more plus a full bar with pub grub.

10. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

9.8 miles | mote.org
A 501(c)3 nonprofit aquarium with a stingray touch tank & shark tank plus manatees in the nearby mammal center.

11. Sarasota National Cemetery

9.9 miles | cem.va.gov
Sarasota National Cemetery was established in 2007 to serve as a resting place for the country’s veterans.

12. Peace River Airboat Tours & Charters

43 miles | peacerivercharters.com
For the adventurous! This is a fun airboat ride where you get to see gators in their natural habitat.

Beaches


1. Siesta Key Beach

12.8 miles | visitsarasota.com
Pure white soft sand this is the best beach in Sarasota. Voted number one by Dr Beach! It's loved by tourists and locals alike!

2. Lido Key Beach

9.2 miles | lidokey.net
Lido Beach has nice white sand and lots of shorebirds, it's more relaxed and less crowded

3. Ted Sperling Park at South Lido

9.9 miles | visitsarasota.com
Great place for family cookouts, nice wide shelly beach with picturesque views, picnic tables, grills, and a playground for kids

4.Turtle Beach

13.6 miles | mustdo.com
Turtle Beach, on the south end of Siesta Key where the sand is more coarse and shades darker is less busier then Siesta Key Beach. Kayakers will enjoy exploring the nearby lagoon.

5. Coquina Beach

20.5 miles | mymanatee.com
A beautiful wide beach with fine white sand similiar to Siesta Key. It is one of the more picturesque of our beaches

6. Beer Can Island

20 miles | floridatrippers.com
This popular white sand beach was formed by tidal currents, beautiful drift wood on the beach, a prime spot for hammocks!

7. Manatee Public Beach

27 miles | mymanatee.org
If you’re hoping to get out in the sun with some of the best ocean scenery and clear turquoise waters this is your place!

8. Anna Maria Beach

30.9 miles | visitflorida.com
Laid-back and natural, there's a 7-mile strip of white sand beaches. Beautifully bright painted cottages and gulf carts on the road makes it feel like your in another world

9. Nokomis Beach

16 miles | visitsarasota.com
Sarasota County's oldest public beach is great for long walks, picnics, sunbathing, shark's teeth collecting on this family-friendly beach. Dolphins are often spotted here!

10. North Jetty Beach

17.2 miles | visitsarasota.com
Great place to watch the boats pass through the channel and a popular fishing spots. Dolphins pods are often spotted here at sunset time!

11. Venice Beach

19 miles |visitflorida.com
Known as the "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World" shift through the sand for shark's teeth or relax and soak up the sun's warm rays!

12. Caspersen Beach

22 miles | visitsarasota.com
Caspersen Beach is in a secluded area and its natural, unspoiled beauty has been left largely untouched. A great place to hunt for those sharks teeth!

13. Brohard Paw Park

20 miles | visitsarasota.com
Sarasota's only beach area where canine companions are allowed to join their human friends on the beach

14. Manasota Key Beach

22 miles | scgov.net
Wide sandy beach rimmed with tropical foliage & trails, plus boat ramps & fishing on the sound side.

15. Stump Pass State Park Beach

33 miles | stateparks.com
Off the beaten path, this beach is great for family time. The long wide strand of sand provides plenty of space for you to stake out your own place on the Gulf shore

16. Fort Desoto State Park

46 miles | Fort Desoto Beach
3 beautiful beaches, old fort ruins, a fishing pier, bike trails, and lots of trees to hang your hammocks. Choose your adventure!

Performing Arts


1. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

6.6 miles | vanwezel.org
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is an architectural landmark and popular venue for comedy, dance, music, and theater performances.

2. Sarasota Opera House

6.1 miles | sarasotaopera.org
Housed in an ornate circa-1926 theater, this facility mounts familiar & unusual opera productions. See website for schedule.

3. Westcoast Black Theater

6.1 miles | westcoastblacktheatre.org
The Westcoast Black Theater produces shows that promote and celebrate the African-American experience, and support African-American artists.

4. Sarasota Classic Car Museum

9.2 miles | sarasotacarmuseum.org
Recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the U.S. Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are in our exhibits.

5. Ringling Museum

9.3 miles | ringling.org
The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling.

6. Sarasota Art Museum

6.1 miles | sarasotaartmuseum.org
Anchoring the Ringling College Museum Campus, the Museum has dedicated exhibition gallery space, Bistro, Shop, auditorium for educational events, performance and film, a sculpture courtyard and extensive grounds and facilities where one can engage with site-specific and site-responsive art experiences

Restaurants


1. Geckos Grill

0.4 miles | geckosgrill.com
Great Food and Great Fun! Lunch, Dinner, Late Night * It’s All Good! American Pub Food with a Gourmet Twist.

2. Ginza

0.9 miles | ginzasarasota.net
Ginza...Endless Asia Cuisine & Sushi Bar.

3. Sarasota Food + Beer

0.9 miles | eatfooddrinkbeer.com
A foodies dream come true. Whether you're watching a game on tv, happy hour with friends, or having dinner out with the fam

4. Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

11 miles | drydockwaterfrontgrill.com
Great atmosphere,

5. Rodizio Grill

0.6 miles | rodiziogrill.com
Venture out of the ordinary and try a unique style of dining, with our Brazilian steakhouse.

6. Daiquiri Deck - Siesta Key Village

11 miles | daiquiridecksiestakey.com
Located in the heart of Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida, the original and world-famous Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar is a favorite among locals and a genuine treat for visitors!

7. Reyna's Taqueria

3.6 miles | reynastaqueria.com
Reyna's Taqueria

8. JPAN Sushi

4.2 miles | jpanrestaurant.com
Blowing the sushi game out of the water with fresh ingredients and raw, culinary artistry.

9. Columbia Restaurant

8.7 miles | columbiarestaurant.com
The oldest restaurant in Florida, owned by the same family since we opened in 1905

10. Georgie's Garden Cafe

4.2 miles | georgiesgardencafe.com
Georgie's Garden Cafe

11. Apollonia Grill

5.4 miles | apolloniagrill.com
Proudly serving Award Winning Mediterranean Cuisine, with Classic and Modern takes on recipes.

12. KaCey's Seafood House

1.6 miles | kaceysseafood.com
Airy, informal eatery offering low-key seafood dishes, plus classic comfort food like ribs & tacos.

13. Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village

4.1 miles | yodersrestaurant.com
Amish homemade comfort food served in an atmosphere of smiles. Yoder's is known for their award winning pies, you won't regret the stop!

14. The Parrot Patio Bar & Grill

5 miles | theparrots.com
The Parrot is a popular sports bar so bring your friends & watch your favorite team! Indulge on delicious appetizers, crisp, fresh salads, healthy, hearty meals or a cocktail

15. Michael’s On East

5.9 miles | bestfood.com
Michael’s On East

16. O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill

0.9 miles | olearystikibar.com
Experience ocean breezes from the Gulf of Mexico as you enjoy tropical drinks, wine and beer selections, delicious food, and live music!

17. Owens Fish Camp

6.2 miles | owensfishcamp.com
Bustling locale serves up imaginative takes on seafood dishes amid eclectic decor.

18. Brick's Smoked Meats

5.9 miles | brickssmokedmeats.com
Smoked Meats

19. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

6 miles | hydeparkrestaurants.com
High-end steakhouse serving fineaged steaks, seafood & cocktails in a sophisticated setting.

20. Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

9.4 miles | creekseafood.com
Wonderful outdoor and indoor waterfront dining with fresh, local seafood, steamer pots, and cocktails.

Shopping


1. UTC Mall

4 miles | mallatutc.com
World-class fashion and dining destination that features approximately 880,000 square feet of retail space with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and more than 100 stores

2. St. Armand's Circle

8.5 miles | starmandscircleassoc.com
St. Armands Key Circle is an island shopping center separated from the mainland by Sarasota Bay. This enchanting circle of fine shops and restaurants is set in a tropical

3. Ellenton Premium Outlets

16.3 miles | premiumoutlets.com
Ellenton Premium Outlets is home to 130 designer and name brand outlet stores for the whole family. Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25% to 65%

Wine & Beer


1. Fiorelli Winery

22.1 miles | fiorelliwinery.com
Fiorelli Winery is a family-owned business located just south of Lake Manatee in eastern Manatee County. Tours of the winery an vineyard are offered on the weekends.

2. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

1.2 miles | chwinery.com
Upscale casual restaurant, full-service bar, and Napa-style tasting room

3. Big Top Brewing Company

1.3 miles | bigtopbrewing.com
Sarasota Brewing Company artistically crafts world class beers, inspired by our passion, integrity, and the history of our home town.

4. Magnum Wine & Tasting

7.2 miles | magnumwinesrq.com
Sarasota’s only boutique wine bar & shop.

5. Calusa Brewing

7.4 miles | calusabrewing.com
Deliberately fermented warehouse ales in Sarasota, Florida

6. Siesta Key Rum

8.2 miles | siestakeyrum.com
Florida's oldest craft rum distillery! Siesta Key Rum is a premium rum crafted in small batches, using the finest ingredients.

Golf


1. Popstroke - Sarasota

4 miles | popstroke.com
Fun for the whole family. Tiger Woods deasigned 2 18-hole putting courses, roof top bar, restaurant, and gamining area!

2.Tatum Ridge Golf Links

3 miles | tatumridgegolflinks.com
Welcome to Tatum Ridge Golf Links, Sarasota’s Fun Course to Play! A Scottish-style links course with preserved wetlands and 11 lakes in a natural setting.

3. Bobby Jones Golf Course

3.9 miles | bobbyjonesgolfclub.com
Sarasota’s only municipal golf facility with 45 holes of great golf fun and challenges.

4. Pope Golf

1.9 miles | popehoa.com
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Our courses are a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play.

5. The Highland's Golf Course

4 miles | thehighlandsgolfcourse.com
The Highlands is a semi-private championship 18-hole par 72 golf course with mature oaks and lush surroundings that provide playable and strategic shot making.

6. The Palms Golf Club

4.5 miles | palmsatforestlakes.com
Sarasota’s choice for fun and challenging golf on manicured conditions minutes from downtown. We pride ourselves on 3-hour rounds & friendly staff.

7. Bent Tree Country Club

6.1 miles | benttreecc.net
Tree-lined fairways of towering mature oaks, expansive meticulously kept greens, and miles of lakes and streams create a unique and tranquil setting for first-class, championship

8. The Groves Golf Course

4.3 miles | grovesgolf.com
The Groves: Is a challenging Arthur Hills designed Executive 18-hole par 63 golf course that provides a unique level of challenging golf.

9. University Park Country Club

7.5 miles | universitypark-fl.com
At University Park Country Club in Sarasota, FL, members & guests enjoy 27 holes of 4-star Golf, Tennis & Dining and an exceptional venue for Weddings!!

10. Legacy Golf Club

6.5 miles | legacygolfclub.com
Legacy Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch is the premier golf facility on the west coast of Florida with two distinct Clubhouses, 54 holes of golf, a 20 court tennis facility.

11. Palm-Aire Country Club

7.6 miles | palmaire.net
It's signature 18th hole with an island green is known throughout southwest Florida

12. Misty Creek Country Club

7 miles | mistycreek.net
There is only one golf course in all of Southwest Florida that is set in a wildlife preserve with resident bald eagles.

About Us


Our high standards of clean means we have immaculate spaces. And our top notch service has our guests coming back time and time again. We are committed to offering our guests a warm welcome with a memorable experience.

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Magnolia Pointe Hotel
5965 Brookhill Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34232
Email: info@magnoliapointehotel.com
Phone: (941) 500-4700
Fax: (941) 217-5559