941-488-7990 info@addysvillas.com

AREA ATTRACTIONS

visitsrqlogo

Sarasota County is a visitors delight.

Featuring:

  • awesome weather
  • miles of world renowned beaches
  • colorful shops
  • friendly people
  • activities for young and young at heart  

Sarasota – Venice -Nokomis – a DESTINATION of CHOICE!


 


SPORTS:

FISHING – with its backwaters, lakes and gulf the fishing is world class.  There are marinas accessible at reasonable rates.

BOATING – Explore miles of gulf or bay waters on canoes, kayaks, sail boats, or power boats.

GOLFING – there are many challenging courses for all skill levels.baltimore-orioles-improve-to-5-0-off-to-best-start-in-nearly-50-years

TENNIS/PICKLEBALL – public parks, tennis centers and country clubs provide first class courts for daytime or evening play.

BASEBALL – home of the Baltimore Orioles spring training camps, there are seven other teams training within a short drive.

BIKING – Legacy Trail information and MORE…Miles of “no cars” biking is available on the Legacy Trail or the Venetian Waterway Trail.

ROWING – scullers train for world class competition.

EQUESTRIAN – polo matches and horse shows are here year round.

VOLLEYBALL – with our sandy beaches its easy to start a game.

YOGA-what could be nicer than early morning beach yoga.

 


BEACHES

ADDYS VILLAS are just a stones throw from the headwaters of ROBERTS BAY and centrally located for EASY access to:

NOKOMIS BEACH – Casey Key and North Jetty Park—–FREE PARKING

south there is…. VENICE ISLAND and MANASOTA KEY.

just north…. SIESTA KEY,  LIDO KEY,  and LONGBOAT KEY.

The Florida Gulf coastline has miles of white sandy beaches accessible to all. The beaches are actually keys, barrier islands that are reachable by car.  CASEY KEY and VENICE ISLAND are the closest to ADDY’S VILLAS.

 

florida-vacation-travel

CASEY KEY includes Nokomis Beach and North Jetty Park.

VENICE ISLAND includes Venice Beach, Golden Beach, Brohard Beach Paw Park and Casperson Beach.

SIESTA KEY includes Siesta Public Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach.

LIDO BEACH includes North Lido Beach and South Lido Beach.

LONGBOAT KEY has limited public access.

MANASOTA KEY includes Manasota Beach, Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Beach and Stump Pass Beach.

 

 

 


ARTS AND CULTURE

The Sarasota community supports quality institutions that help express the diversity of its people and broaden the quality life.
VAN WEZEL PERFRMING ARTS HALL brings together music, dance, theatre and comedy year round.

Ringling_Museum

Ringling_Museum

ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE produces many professional plays and musicals.
FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE is a campus of five different theatres that offer live entertainment at a reasonable cost.
VENICE THEATRE in downtown Venice produces many shows,
LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE is a community theatre for local amateur groups.
SARASOTA ORCHESTRA performs classical and pop concerts throughout the year.
SARASOTA OPERA  has its own quaint opera house with first rate performances.
SARASOTA BALLET is for residents of all ages expressing themselves with professional quality performances.
THE RINGLING is Sarasota’s heritage home of the circus and museum.
REVS INSTITUTE-A 2 hour drive to Naples takes you to the finest racing car collection in the world. Worth a trip!

 

 


NATURE

HIKING- Nature trails abound at Oscar Scherer State Park, Manatee State Park, South Lido Park, the Legacy Trail and the Venetian Waterway Trail.

oscar-scherer-park-lake-ospreyCAMPING- there are many over-night campsites available at the state parks and many private sites.

GARDEN TOURS-beautiful Selby Botanical Gardens, Crawley Gardens are wonderful day visits.

BIRDING-the Venice Audubon Rookery, Celery Fields and Manatee State Park is home to many species of migrating and local birds.

SEA LIFE- see the secrets of the sea at the Mote Aquarium.

WALKING – The Legacy Trail is an old railroad line that has been converted to walking and BIKING & Eco tourism

 

 


SHOPPING

DOWNTOWN VENICE-has charming walking streets filled with boutique shops  Restaurants, outdoor fairs, art shows and farmers markets!

DEARBORN STREET-an old Florida village with small town galleries, shops and restaurants.  Fifth Avenue South Shopping

SARASOTA SQUARE MALL is a typical American mall with a good selection of national chains.

ST ARMANDS CIRCLE-fine retail shops and restaurants make this a fashionable destination during the night and day.

UNIVERSITY TOWN CENTER is a city of shops that pulls together major American retailers.

LAKEWOOD RANCH is a community shopping destination for surrounding developments.

SOUTHGATE MALL is near downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key.  It is possible to take the trolley and explore the area.