Rich Culture Yields Plenty of Things to Do in Longboat Key and Sarasota

Attend a concert at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Go on a shopping spree on St. Armands Circle. Stroll through galleries and gardens at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Vacation Villas at Longboat Key Club puts you in the heart of activity and affords a plethora of things to do and see in Longboat Key and Sarasota. 

Our rental condos, villas and homes are in some of the most desirable communities and neighborhoods in Longboat Key. With downtown Sarasota about 6 miles away, you can easily head across the bay for an elegant night on the town or a casual shopping or dining adventure with friends and loved ones. Another culturally packed city, Bradenton, is about a 16-mile trek from your vacation rental and opens the door for even more sophistication with prominent museums, memorials and parks right at your fingertips.

Peruse the many things to do in Longboat Key and Sarasota now and you’ll understand why so many of our part-time residents return year after year.

Check out the many activities and events going on right here at Longboat Key Club!  Download our Winter 2017 Events Calendar Now. 

 
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall welcomes a broad range of performers and shows – including world-class symphonies, classical and modern dance companies, jazz artists, pop legends, famous comedians and popular Broadway musicals – in an intimate setting with about 1,700 seats.

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The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL

The Ringling Museum

With a museum of art, circus museum, Ca d’Zan mansion, historic Asolo Theater, art library and bay front gardens, the Ringling estate offers days of entertainment for ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages. A complimentary tram service is available to transport visitors around the grounds, which also have a full-service restaurant.

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Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Opera House

With more than 50 seasons under its belt, the Sarasota Opera performs in this theater on the National Register of Historic Places. Concerts and outreach events are also staged here so attendees can meet the artists and performers behind the shows.

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the more than 20,000 accessioned plants and flowers on the 13 acres of this site. Eight greenhouses and a conservatory show off the unusual flora year round. The gardens also serve as a center for research and education.

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St. Armands Circle - Shopping in Sarasota, FL

St. Armands Circle

The island shopping center sports fine shops and restaurants in a tropical paradise. Whether seeking the latest fashions, a stylish new hairdo, contemporary art for redecorating your permanent home or gifts for the kids and grandkids, the circle has it all.

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Sarasota Things to Do - Sports

Sarasota Sports

Great year-round weather affords sports lovers plenty of opportunities to watch or be a part of local sports. From the Baltimore Orioles spring training at Ed Smith Stadium, to rowing at Nathan Benderson Park, and polo and Sarasota Polo Club. Enjoy it all!

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Sarasota Festivals

Sarasota Festivals

No matter when you are vacationing, Sarasota features an active festival calendar. Whether looking for music, food or art, you will appreciate the many offerings the area has to offer.

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Sarasota Classic Car Museum

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

More than 100 vintage cars of all types fill the 60,000-square-foot facility with a constantly rotating collection. The museum has been recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the United States.

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