VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY: "The Ultimate Meeting Destination"

301 North Cattlemen Road Suite 203 34232


When planning a meeting, attendees are increasingly drawn to Sarasota, FL. Nestled into the picturesque Gulf Coast and centrally located, Sarasota offers a unique combination of both a cosmopolitan lifestyle and seaside oasis. With an array of arts, entertainment and restaurants, there is something for everyone in the vibrant downtown district. The surrounding 35 miles of tranquil shoreline also provides plenty of opportunities to explore the area with kayaking, events at cultural venues such as the Ringling Museum or beautiful local theaters. And now, Visit Sarasota County has launched an exclusive Meeting Incentive Program providing up to $3,750 in reimbursements for those who choose Sarasota for their destination—making it an even more attractive option! Along with all these offerings comes the personal attention and hospitality that major cities often lack—creating an unforgettable experience for all attendees. Top Attractions Include: • The Ringling Museum • Siesta Key Beach • St. Armand’s Circle • Asolo Repertory Theater • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium • Ed Smith Stadium- Home of the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Our Services: The benefit to meeting in Sarasota begins even before you arrive. All of the services offered by Visit Sarasota are complimentary. We can help you create the perfect meeting by acting as a priceless resource for your client or organization. We can help by: • Incentives for New Meetings • RFP Creation & Distribution • Attendance Building • Site visits • Vendor Referrals • Concierge Services Don’t see it listed? No request is too big or too small – just ask! We are here to make your event memorable.


Visit Sarasota County Meeting Incentive Program

01/01/2024 – 12/31/2026

Getting Here

Centrally located on Florida’s Gulf Coast midway between Tampa and Naples, Sarasota is easily accessible by both air and interstate. Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is located an easy five miles from downtown Sarasota. Airline service includes: Air Canada, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Avelo, Breeze, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Sun Country and United Airlines. Direct Routes: Akron-Canton, OH (CAK) Allentown, PA (ABE); Appleton WI, (ATW); Asheville, NC (AVL); Atlanta, GA (ATL); Austin, TX (AUS); Baltimore, MD (BWI); Boston, MA (BOS); Buffalo, NY (BUF); Cedar Rapids, IA (CID); Charlotte, NC (CLT); Chicago, IL (MDW) ( ORD); Cincinnati, OH (CVG); Cleveland, OH (CLE); Columbus, OH (CMH) (LCK); Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DAL) (DFW); Denver, CO (DEN); Des Moines, IA (DSM); Detroit, MI (DTW); Flint, MI (FNT); Fort Wayne, IN (FWA); Grand Rapids, MI (GRR); Harrisburg, PA (MDT); Hartford, CT (BDL); Houston, TX (HOU) (IAH); Indianapolis, IN (IND); Kansas City, MO (MCI); Louisville, KY (SDF); Milwaukee, WI (MKE); Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (MSP); Nashville, TN (BNA); New Haven, CT (HVN); New York, NY (JFK and LGA); Newark, NJ (EWR); Peoria, IL (PIA); Philadelphia, PA (PHL); Pittsburg, PA (PIT); Providence, RI (PVD); Raleigh-Durham, NE (RDU); Richmond, VA (RIC); Rockford, IL (RFD); St. Louis, MO (BLV and STL); South Bend, IN (SBN); Syracuse, NY (SYR); Toronto, Canada (YYZ); Washington, DC (DC); Washington Dulles Int'l Airport (IAD); Wilmington, DE (ILG) Four additional airports are located within a 75-mile radius of Sarasota County, including Tampa International Airport just 50 miles north.

Distance from airport

  • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

    5 mi. from city center

  • Tampa International Airport

    58 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

The Ringling

A gorgeous gateway to the arts, the Ringling Museum is home to works from the Old Masters - Rubens, van Dyck, and Gainsbourgh to name a few.
1260 12th St.
Sarasota, FL, US 34243

Siesta Key Beach

Rated #1 in America by Dr. Beach, Siesta Key Beach is home to sugary white sands and a Gulf Coast view that will leave you breathless.

St. Armands Circle

Superb exclusive shops, galleries, exotic boutiques, sophisticated restaurants and nightlife just steps from the beach.
St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL, US 34236

Circus Arts Conservatory

Acts from around the world will amaze and astound. Family entertainment at its best. An experience not to be missed.
2075 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL, US 34239

Mote Aquarium

Sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, sea horses, touch pools and interactive theaters showcasing Mote Marine Laboratory's renowned research.
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
Sarasota, FL, US 34236

Florida Studio Theatre

The finest contemporary theatre. The cabaret offers convenient dining and musical entertainment in a turn-of-the-century Parisian cafe.
1241 N. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL, US 34236

Marie Selby Botanical Garden

Explore the world's most spectacular display of rare orchids and bromeliads in this 8.5 acre tropical oasis on the shores of Sarasota Bay.
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL, US 34236

Asolo Repertory Theatre

From October to June, the Asolo presents a unique rotating repertory of classics and new works in the elegant Mertz and intimate Cook theatres.
5555 Tamiami Trl.
Sarasota, FL, US 34243



High season
Jan 1 – May 14
Shoulder season
Nov 1 – Dec 31
Low season
May 15 – Oct 31