Sarasota is located about midway between Tampa and Fort Myers on Florida's Gulf Coast. AirTran offers both connecting and nonstop service from BWI Marshall Airport to Sarasota, starting at $90-$117 each way. AirTran and Southwest offer nonstop flights to Tampa and Fort Myers, both about a 90-minute drive from Sarasota, beginning at $80-$114 each way.
Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., 941-954-4101; Web site under construction
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, 941-359-5700; ringling.org. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, 941-388-4441; mote.org.
The Broken Egg, 140 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, 941-346-2750; thebrokenegg.com. Open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
New Pass Grill and Bait Shop, 1505 Ken Thompson Parkway, 941-388-3050; newpassgrill.com. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-6444; beachbistro.com. Open daily, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Lee Roy Selmon's, 8253 Cooper Creek Blvd., 941-360-3287; leeroyselmons.com. Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Kilwin's Sarasota - St. Armand's, 312 John Ringling Blvd., kilwins.com; 941-388-3200. Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800-800-3906; sarasotafl.org