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Sarasota Travel Information

Region: Florida

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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach

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Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach offers the perfect seaside setting of the 600-foot strand of pristine, natural white sand beach.

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Weather

Sarasota's location on the Gulf Coast ensures it a pretty warm, pleasant year-round average temperature of 72˚F. Most of the year's rain falls during the summer months.

Getting Around

Sarasota County Area Transit operates cheap area buses throughout the city. The Sarasota Trolley operates two lines to main tourist destinations around town.

Parking's a snap, driving's a breeze and the streets are pretty safe.

The Sarasota-Bradenton Airport is served by several major airlines. Driving from the airport, take University Parkway west to US 41, then head south straight into downtown. Greyhound bus station in nearby Bradenton plies the route throughout Florida. The Sarasota County Area Transit operates area buses Monday to Saturday. An Amtrack shuttle bus service, runs between Main Street and the Tampa station. Highways are plentiful; Sarasota is roughly 60 miles (97km) south of Tampa and about 75 miles (121km) north of Fort Myers. Cars can be rented from the airport.

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