Desoto Lakes Vacations

Desoto Lakes is in Sarasota, a city with 52,000 people. The area is 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the south of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, and only 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the heart of they city.

Desoto Lakes is near a range of colorful Sarasota’s well-known sights. The University Park Country Club and the Sarasota International Convention Center are amongst the popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Also, be sure to check out the Ca d'Zan Mansion and the Sarasota Classic Car Museum.

Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a unique vacation destination. Arts lovers will find plenty to applaud at venues such as Sarasota Opera, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Asolo Theatre for the Performing Arts. The area is a great destination for art lovers. Make sure you see the Ringling Museum of Art and the Museum of Asian Art.

When it’s time escape the city, plan a trip to one of the many nearby outdoor areas. When the weather’s fine, pay a visit to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Payne Park, a place where locals come to breathe in the fresh air.

To work on your swing head for the greens at the Rolling Green Golf Club and the Bobby Jones Golf Complex.

Desoto Lakes is a place of proud sporting traditions. Join local fans at nearby McKechnie Field, Bradenton, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team in summer and the Bradenton Marauders. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with friendly locals after the full-time siren blows in a nearby pub.

When it’s time to put your feet up after checking out the charming streets of Desoto Lakes, check in to one of the area’s numerous bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, be sure to check out the Hyatt Place Sarasota, the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, and the Best Western Sarasota Midtown Hotel.

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