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A world of long, unspoiled white sandy beaches, surrounded by crystal blue waters, lush heavenly scented exotic flora and incomparable sunsets – it’s all part of the “Gulf Coast’s ambiance”.

The average annual temperature is 72 degrees, much to the delight of sun worshipers, boatmen, golfers, tennis buffs and fishermen. Fishing enthusiasts can opt for deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, or fresh water fishing in any one of our lakes.

Sailors will enjoy cruising our scenic waters, finding ample places to explore, dock or anchor. Boating regattas are a common and favorite pastime of the natives. Sunbathers can enjoy relaxing in the bright sunshine, or engage in excellent shelling, collecting treasures from the sea.

Shopping is truly a highlight at the exclusive individual boutiques located on prestigious St. Armand’s Circle. Dining out is indeed a gastronomic pleasure, no matter what your palate desires. And, when the stars come out at night, the entertainment scene is filled with excitement. Nightclubs offer a range of musical styles for both your dancing and listening pleasure.

Sarasota, a mecca for writers and artists, is known to all as the “Cultural Capital of the South”. The remarkable John Ringling Museum is merely one of the cultural centers. Symphony, ballet and opera concerts are presented at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and theatergoers take pleasure in productions put on at the Asolo. All of this is abundantly afforded you on our glorious sun coast.