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Fun things to do in SARASOTA

Florida is a state of pristine beaches (800 miles to be exact!), beaming sun and quite possibly the theme park state of the country!

The incredibly HUGE Orlando based Walt Disney World, iconic Winter Haven Leogland and the very cool Cape Coral Sunsplash Waterpark  (just to name a few!) - are all ready to welcome your thrill-seeking family!

However, Florida also has some other really cool features that you just might not know about.  You can take a trip to the Florida Everglades which is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist (pretty cool huh?!)   Get up close and personal with some of the worlds most beautiful animals at the Lowry Park Zoo, or even step back into Florida’s history at Key West’s Hemingway Home and Museum. 

If you didn’t think it could get any better, there are also a number of great FREE activities such as the Jacksonville Maritime Museum, and…keep calm…chocolate factory tours in Daytona Beach!  Yum!

Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen - after all, it is the Sunshine State!

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  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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    (1 miles) Sarasota

    Children will delight in our indoor "rainforest," brilliant dart frog collection, and our gardens abundant with tropical flora and fauna. More than 150 scientific expeditions to rainforests around ...

  • Stardust Skate Center

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    (1 miles) Sarasota

    Stardust Skate Center is Sarasota's only roller skating and special event venue. Our fun and exciting roller skating sessions are filled with lots of games, contests, races and prizes! Our "Deluxe" ...

  • Island Style Watersports

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    (2 miles) Sarasota

    Sarasota's warm winters ensure fine year round condition for offshore sailing in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico or sailing on a long reach across one of the most fabulous bays in Florida. We proudly ...

  • Bounce Down Under

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    (2 miles) Sarasota

    A true blue Aussie themed indoor inflatable party and play center for joeys under 13 - crickey!

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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    (3 miles) Sarasota

    Sarasota Jungle Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating attractions in the State of Florida. Open to the public in December of 1940, the "Gardens" has retained its old Florida charm and ...

  • Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures

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    (3 miles) Sarasota

    A wide range of guided kayak eco tours (Lido Key, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and around the state of Florida) that will allow you to get closer to nature while experiencing an ...

  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

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    (3 miles) Sarasota

    From its humble beginnings in tiny shed in a small Florida town, Mote Marine Laboratory has expanded to include a 10.5-acre campus in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations and public exhibits in Key ...

  • Sea Life Kayak Adventures

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    (3 miles) Sarasota

    What a great day for kids (from 2-102)! Come with us as we explore the Sea Life by kayak...in small groups, unlike the other corporate "megaphone" tour companies in Sarasota and the barrier ...

  • Circus Sarasota

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    (4 miles) Sarasota

    Circus Sarasota intersperses high drama and glamour with traditional circus acts to create a sophisticated and inspirational showcase of exciting family entertainment.

  • Young Eagles Sarasota

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    (4 miles) Sarasota

    Each month on the third saturday from 9am till noon, EAA Chapter 180 hosts a Young Eagles Day which is free for any child ages 8-17 to attend. Here you or your child will meet one of our highly ...

  • Great World Nature Tours Horse Riding

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    (8 miles) Lakewood Ranch

    Treat yourself to an hour of bliss riding an absolutely beautiful and gentle horse along the lovely, palm-lined beaches of Palma Sola Bay. Then ride your horse as it wades and swims in the blue water!

  • Play Away

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    (9 miles) Lakewood Ranch

    Play time fun for active and creative kids aged 3 months to 6 years. Engaging classes in dance and gymnastics as well as camps to develop the brain and the body.

  • Historic Spanish Point

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    (10 miles) Osprey

    An interactive waterfront museum where you can connect to the past with 30-acres of nature trails, a large butterfly garden, pioneer buildings, a footbridge over the bay for viewing marine life, ...

  • The South Florida Museum

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    (11 miles) Bradenton

    The South Florida Museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present with stunning life-size dioramas and dramatic exhibits based on its extensive collections of anthropological ...

  • Playtime

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    (30 miles) Apollo Beach

    Indoor Play center for children ages 5 & under. Soft play, clean, safe facility, offering Open play, art, music, yoga, birthday parties & more

  • The Pier Aquarium

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    (31 miles) St Petersburg

    Discover the fun, interactive Fresh Fish Theater featuring live creatures from Tampa Bay and around the world. Daily 1-4pm Touch Tank Experience and 3pm fish feeding. One of the many fun family ...

  • Manatee Viewing Center

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    (32 miles) Apollo Beach

    With games for kids, nature watching for visitors of all ages, a hurricane simulator and colorful exhibits showcasing natural Florida, how Tampa Electric generates electricity and much more, the ...

  • The Pirate Ship at Johns Pass

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    (35 miles) Madeira Beach

    This family fun cruise aboard a real replica pirate ship will entertain the whole family with: Water gun battles, Treasure hunts, Pirate face painting, Pirate stories, Limbo and much more!

  • Fish Cove Adventure Golf

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    (39 miles) Port Charlotte

    Welcome to Coral Cay Adventure Golf We have two convenient Southwest Florida locations, Coral Cay in Naples and Fish Cove in Port Charlotte. Come relax and enjoy our tranquil, tropical settings ...

  • Canoe Outpost Peace River

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    (40 miles) Arcadia

    Canoe Outpost-Peace River offers half day, full day, and overnight camping trips on the family-friendly, easy to paddle Peace River in southwest Florida. Kids, 12 and under, are free as extra people ...

  • AirHeads Trampoline Arena

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    (40 miles) Largo

    Come JUMP into WEATHER PROOF family fun at AirHeads! With unlimited open jumping every day, dedicated dodgeball courts, a full arcade, fitness class, birthday parties and more, it's easy to see why ...

  • The Florida Aquarium

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    (42 miles) Tampa

    Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. With more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Glazers Childrens Museum

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    (43 miles) Tampa

    There are equipped role play settings, elemental experiment sections and construction zones plus art and crafts, computers and plenty more besides.

  • BOING Jump Center

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    (43 miles) Tampa

    12,000 sqft. of super springy surface! Available for open jumping, dodgeball, and everything else you can do on a trampoline!

  • Little Toot Dolphin Adventures

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    (45 miles) Clearwater

    Climb aboard the "LITTLE TOOT", the forty foot authentic tugboat for an exciting dolphin watching adventure with a narrated sightseeing tour of the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Harbor. Enjoy the ...