Flying out to Sarasota, Florida, will get travellers at the Sarasota-Bradenton International AIrport. As a public airport that serves Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida, within the Manatee and Sarasota counties at 27.395556 latitude and -82.554444 longitude. The airline is commonly referred to as ‘SRQ’, the airport’s IATA code. It serves with two asphalt runways that measure around 1,500 metres to 2,900 metres, or 5,000 feet to 9,500 feet.
What to see & do
Sarasota climate plays between an average high of 28 degrees Celsius or 83 degrees Fahrenheit, and an average low of around 17 degrees Celsius or 63 degrees Fahrenheit. When within the city, some of its well-visited destinations include John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Mote Marine Laboratory, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Siesta Beach, Sarasota Bay, South Florida Museum, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Classic Car Museum, and more. Visit the Sarasota Classic Car Museum and see over a hundred vintage cars of all shapes, types, and sizes within the museum. Occupying an area of around 60,000 square feet or 5,600 square miles, the museum facility has a constantly rotating collection of rare cars that have been previously owned by famous people. Car brands that can be found within the museum include Italian-made cars from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Rivolta, to name a few. The Mote Marine Laboratory, formerly the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory, opened in the 1950s as an independent non-profit marine research organization that houses more than 100 species of animals within the research laboratory’s 10.5-acre or 4.2-hectare area. Mote Marine Laboratory has also been producing ‘Mote caviar’ from the sturgeons of Mote Aquaculture Park within East Sarasota. The production is part of a demonstration of sustainable eco-sensitive aquaculture the laboratory has been researching on. As of November 2014, the laboratory’s caviar production operation has been sold to Seven Holdings, who plan on supporting and continuing Mote’s research on the commercialised sustainable goods.
How to get around within Sarasota
Sarasota can be explored via the Sarasota County Area Transit, which has the ‘SCAT’ bus service that operates throughout the county, with a couple limited connections through Manatee County Area Transit. The Sarasota County, together with the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, has planned on building future transportation infrastructure with light rail and commuter rail, along with a bus service with a longer service range. Within the county, there are no Amtrak trains that stop within the area, although there are bus connections at Sarasota Station that can be found in front of the downtown Hollywood 20 Cinema Complex, which connects with the closest Amtrak terminal, the one located by Tampa, Florida. Going through the major roads within the area, the roads include I-75, the only freeway within the area; U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail; U.S. 301; SR 780; and SR 789, among others.
How to get there
Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport has regular and seasonal flights to destinations such as Toronto, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Washington, Detroit, and Boston, with airlines such as Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, and US Airways Express.
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