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    Sarasota Visitors Guide for the Suncoast Boat Show


    By: | Date: March 29, 2022

    Things To Do in Sarasota

    Suncoast Boat Show

    The 40th annual Suncoast Boat Show (aka the Sarasota Boat Show) hosted at Marina Jack in Sarasota, Florida, is scheduled for April 22-24, 2022. This event features various types of boats and yachts from the Gulf Coast’s leading boat dealers. With a spectacular display of hundreds of new and pre-owned boats, yachts, and accessories, you can enjoy a weekend filled with everything boating.

    If you are not familiar with the area and plan to attend, we wanted to give you some ideas of things to do while in the Sarasota area. Turn your boat show visit into a mini vacation. View our Sarasota visitors guide for the top hotels, restaurants, activities, and attractions positioned near the event.


    Hotels Near the Boat Show — Suncoast Boat Show


    3-Star | Aloft | 0.5 Miles

    Set in a modern building on a commercial street, this hip, contemporary hotel offers streamlined rooms that come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges, as well as designer toiletries. A rooftop terrace features an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fire pit, and city views. Get a workout in at the 24-hour gym, or visit their bar with a snack menu and regular live music.

    4-Star | Art Ovation Hotel | 0.4 Miles

    This hip, artsy hotel offers sophisticated rooms featuring flat-screen TVs, desks, sitting areas, and minifridges, plus tea and coffee-making facilities, and free Wi-Fi. Amenities consist of a rooftop pool and bar with city views, along with a gym, a market, and an American-style restaurant.

    4- Star | Hyatt Regency | 1.3 Miles

    The Hyatt offers chic rooms with free wi-fi, flat-screen TVs, work areas, and coffeemakers. Amenities include a private marina, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. In addition, you can indulge at the cocktail bar or visit the restaurant with bay views.

    4- Star | The Westin | 0.7 miles

    This lavish hotel overlooks Sarasota Bay and offers contemporary rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minifridges, coffeemakers, plus balconies with city or bay views. Amenities contain a refined restaurant, rooftop terrace with a pool, a bar, and an eatery. Other amenities include a lobby bar, a spa, and a gym.

    5- Star | The Ritz | 0.6 miles

    Overlooking the bay, this luxury hotel offers stately rooms with smart TVs and 24-hour room service. Notable amenities include three chic restaurants and a tiki bar, along with poolside food service. Other amenities include a refined spa, an 18-hole golf course, and an outdoor pool.

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    Top-Rated Restaurants — Sarasota Visitors Guide


    4.8 Stars | Circo  | 0.5 Miles

    Circo caters to the taco and bourbon lovers of Sarasota. Born from the marriage of two deeply interconnected cultures— Mexican & American— taco slinging & craftsmanship is what they do best. This restaurant is a spot for fun cocktails, classic margaritas, and rare and interesting mezcals and bourbons. Voted Sarasota’s magazine best of 2020.

    4.4 Stars | Boca | 0.5 Miles

    With a focus on farm-to-table cuisine that prioritizes taste and service, Boca restaurant is set apart from the rest. The menu is based on the locally sourced ingredients from nearby farmers and specialty food purveyors. Enjoy American comfort cuisine in one of downtown Sarasota’s favorite hotspots.

    4.5 Stars | Station 400 | 0.9 Miles

    Station 400 is a locally sourced American breakfast and lunch joint, serving customers in a restored train depot dating back to 1852. Enjoy innovative twists on all your favorite breakfast and lunch classics, and try one of their specialty mimosas offered in a variety of flavors.

    4.6 Stars | Indigenous Restaurant | 1.0 Miles

    Indigenous is fixated on local and proudly sourced ingredients with a commitment to sustainable, high-quality seafood. Their dishes are innovative American cuisine served in a warm, sophisticated restored home.

    4.6 Stars | State Street Eating House + Cocktails | 0.5 Miles

    This popular, rustic-chic restaurant is well known for its craft cocktails, sandwiches, and new-style American entrees. All dishes are creative, fresh, and very tasty. Voted best cocktail, seven years in a row (2013-2020).

    4.7 Stars | Fresh Start Cafe Breakfast & Lunch | 0.7 Miles

    This casual café is a local favorite offering breakfast and lunch specials with a fresh twist. Fresh ingredients, amazing flavor combinations, and healthy cooking methods allow for a tasty experience. Also, try their imported beer and sangria.

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    Activities & Attractions Near The Show — Sarasota Visitors Guide


    St. Armand’s Circle | 2.8 Miles

    Enjoy an island-style shopping experience featuring upscale shops, boutiques, salons, and delicious eateries. Enjoy the warm Florida weather as you stroll along the circle admiring the exquisite statuary. Catch the sunset at Lido beach, just a short walk away.

    Siesta Key Beach | 7.1 Miles

    Voted the #1 Beach in the U.S. in 2020 by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards. You will understand why the moment you step foot on the white quartz sand and take in the sites of the aqua blue ocean. Siesta Key beach also offers a large parking area, concession stands, a free trolley to get around on the island, and the fun nearby Siesta Key Village.

    Moat Marine | 4.0 Miles

    Grab the kids and get ready for a marine experience unlike any other. Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Their amazing animal and marine science exhibits and tours offer an up-close and personal experience with marine life. From their open water Shark Zone exhibit to the stingrays, reef animals, sea turtles, manatees, and more, Mote Aquarium offers a blend of entertainment and education.

    Ringling Art Museum  | 2.0 Miles

    The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the official state art museum of Florida. The museum is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. Established in 1927, the legacy of Mable Ringling and John Ringling lives on through the collective museum with exhibitions, programs, and events going on regularly.

    Big Cat Habitat | 9.2 Miles

    Lions, tigers, and bears are just a few animals you can see at Sarasota’s Big Cat Habitat. This Gulf Coast sanctuary is an ever-growing large animal rescue site founded in 1987. It is a nonprofit refuge for exotic cats and other native and exotic wildlife in need of a permanent home.

    Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | 0.8 Miles

    This 15-acre rainforest-like, botanical garden connects people with air, plants of the world, native nature, and regional history. This is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, ferns, and other tropical plants.

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    Suncoast Boat Show

    Now that you have your bucket list full of activities to indulge in while visiting Sarasota, talk to the experts for your VIP Sarasota Boat Show experience. Set up an appointment by clicking the button below. We’ll set you up with one of our knowledgeable sales professionals.

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