Best of buds, sea turtle and manatee. Bob's Train, a hard-to-find bar/ restaurant and circus memorabilia archive hidden behind a lumber store.
Four Pullman rail-cars in various stages of restoration — including the We found this beautiful #sunset in Sarasota, Florida.
This location is easy to find as you walk along the waterfront and marina area. We loved this little row boat during low tide.
#travel #boat #water #ocean #goldenhour Beautiful Sarasota #sunset
Florida's west coast has amazing #goldenhour sunsets. Definitely make time to enjoy the view!
#florida #amazing A close up of some colorful underwater critters at the aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. The Sea-Grape is widely used as a landscape plant in Florida because it has a high tolerance to salt and wind. I have one in my yard as a specimen tree but it is commonly used as a screen or hedge. Produces a fruit that can be made into jellies, jams, or wine ( never seen the stuff though and ....sceptical ), or right of the limb.
This one is in the little park under the South-West side of the Ringling Cuasway bridge.
#treetrove Look at this guy balancing an air bubble on his nose!
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. A clown-fish hiding amongst a glowing underwater backdrop.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. A close up of a bottom dwelling jellyfish. The shade of blue and the gold fringe make this jelly quite elegant and photographic.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. A colorful orange shrimp stands out against the white.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. This is the former location of the Sarasota Boxing Club. Word has it, a dispute with the landlord forced them to re-locate. This mural still adorns the south wall. #localgem
#HighWithoutWalls Poker Runs America has many regional events throughout Florida each year including one in my hometown, Sarasota. This is a helicopter shot taken while shooting a documentary on one of the boats.
This event delivers lots of Boats, Business, and Beautiful Bodies each year and the party never ends !
Next run is the Season Opener Poker Run, Tampa / St. Petersburg / Sarasota , FL March 15-16, 2013
#localgem A lion-fish. Invasive? Very. Yet quite a striking creature.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. A tank full of illuminated jelly fish floating listlessly can be very hypnotizing.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. Great spot to watch the sunset in Sarasota, Florida. Take Indian Beach Drive to Bayshore Road. #Wanderlust #Travel #Explore #Sunset #Beach #Florida #BestOf5 The Mote is such an interesting aquarium and research center. Thank you to my fellow Trovers for posting pics. Open since 1957. This is the best place to have a hangover meal in Sarasota! Always a diverse and .... entertaining crowd. A sarasota must visit in my opinion.
#Lunchtime #localgem Exploring the drink menu... This Mojito was exquisite ! A cute little restaurant with some unique dishes on the menu. They have table service but I think the best experience is sitting up at the bar.
TIP = for cool drink pics get someone to light the drink from behind with their cell phone flashlight app.
#cocktail #localgem Many, many, many turtles at the aquarium of Mote Marine Laboratory!
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. We loved visiting The Donut Experiment on Anna Maria Island where you can create your own hot cake donut dipped in the icing of your choice and finished off with an amazing topping.
From left to right - TOP: coconut flaked chocolate glazed, Reese's Piece chocolate glazed, salted caramel BOTTOM: Oreo crumble chocolate glazed, Fruity Pebbles strawberry glazed, Reese's Puff peanut butter drizzle chocolate glazed.
#donut #donuts #florida #foodie #foodietravel #travelblog #foodblog #traveling #colorful #island #vacation #bestof5 Fluffy ricotta pancakes topped with Meyer lemon curd, fresh blackberries that looked like mini clusters of grapes and a serving of vanilla bean syrup with a side of hash browns topped with cheese and onions.
In addition to delectable cuisine, the location of Station 400 has a great backstory. The restaurant is located inside a train station the was built in 1852 in Kentwood, Indiana. The building was dismantled, moved and reassembled in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, Florida. Sea turtle training! Through positive reinforcement, these loggerhead turtles are trained to recognize colors and shapes.
Shelley and Montego, two adult female loggerhead sea turtles were born in North Carolina in 1977. They are not equipped for survival in the wild and now permanently reside at More Marine.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. Another exotic plant that captures insects Nice pathway in front of Goldstein Hall. This IS an art school so you will always see a continuously changing landscape of public art displayed around campus.
#localgem Sea turtle training! Through positive reinforcement, these loggerhead turtles are trained to recognize colors and shapes.
Shelley and Montego, two adult female loggerhead sea turtles were born in North Carolina in 1977. They are not equipped for survival in the wild and now permanently reside at More Marine.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. The Mote is such an interesting aquarium and research center. Thank you to my fellow Trovers for posting pics. Shelley and Montego, two adult female loggerhead sea turtles were born in North Carolina in 1977. They are not equipped for survival in the wild and now permanently reside at More Marine.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. In an area of dining and shopping St. Armand circle has drawn visitors since the turn of the century. Maybe one of the early visitors is still hanging around . Today I learned that sea urchins will devour zucchini! I'm not sure how the aquarium curators stumbled upon that discovery.
Mote Aquarium is the public outreach arm of Mote Marine Laboratory, displaying more than 100 marine species with a focus on local marine life. The Aquarium opened in 1980 on City Island in Sarasota Bay. Visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, skates, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. Exotic plant life at this Botanical gardens. This one can trap insects
#red flowers are special Not the bridge I grew up looking at but they did a nice job on this new one! There are manicured running paths and a little park on both ends. I suggest parking on the A slice of Provence in Sarasota Outside the East food court entrance they have painted the The Mote is such an interesting aquarium and research center. Thank you to my fellow Trovers for posting pics. Sunset on Lido Beach The Mote is such an interesting aquarium and research center. Thank you to my fellow Trovers for posting pics. Circus City Salvage in Sarasota is an amazing place to visit if you are in Sarasota. Awesome beaches ! Sand squeaks when you walk on it.
#localgem Nice park in Sarasota Florida, including water jets and playground, kids had a blast!
There's also a tiki bar next door for a cheeky cocktail.
#kidsfun Great place to enjoy a walk and beautiful flowers! This is the home of John Ringling. The exterior is covered entirely from imported marble from Italy In Florida the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (15 acres, including 9 acres of display gardens) is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytes, especially orchids and bromeliads, and their canopy ecosystems, with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. Ongoing research and exploration for tropical plants attracts worldwide attention of international scholars and plant enthusiasts. #springfun Sunset view from the docks. Sarasota sunset. J Dub's is a fun local brewery full of color! They have a pile of games in the corner of the tasting room, a food truck out front, and a beer garden in the back. We did not sample the food truck offerings, but the beer garden was lovely. We enjoyed our flights at a picnic table. And I do mean enjoyed! The beer was pretty good. They had a wide variety from Dark-O, a hearty imperial stout, to Mr. Weisse Guy, a light hearted sour. The sours were some of my favorites.
For more information:
https://thelifediscovered.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/breweries-of-sarasota/
#craftbeer #brewerytourism This exotic plant looks the fall kids treat Candy Corn Lunch and a beer on the beach: watch birds, people, and the working drawbridge. Fish & chips are really good! Voted four years in a row in two categories as the number one rum in the world. Winner of spiced rum category and flavored rum (toasted coconut) category. Exotic plant life Even dusk on the beach is a good time
#BeachBound Cuttlefish are just one of the awesome finds @ the Mote Aquarium Taken November 2014 on Thanksgiving weekend. At the back of Ringling Brothers mansion. Very nice view. One of the most beautiful gardens to visit in Sarasota Florida. A photographers botanical dream. Powdery white sand and some of the calmest water I've ever seen in Florida. It was nice to relax, in the crystal clear water, and not be pummeled to death by the waves. #blue Holiday lights at Selby Gardens tonight in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Sunset at Seista Key, Florida Lido Key in Sarasota ,FL. Tranquil beach with beautiful sunsets. Perfect for friends to share the view in lounge chairs
#lifeatexpedia One of the finest examples of Japanese horticulture Beautiful run along the bay. Beautiful docks Beautiful... This place is Fantastic !
The sidecar was yummy. Great place for a special dinner and one of Sarasota's finest restaurants.
If I was going to tell a visitor to the area to visit our city's best dining experience... this is it!
#localgem Jellies @aquarium
Mote Aquarium Dolphin Fountain #StunningStructues Silent cruiser @ Mote Aquarium After seeing the Ringling museum, house and rose garden, walk along the river, admire the banyan trees, and have a picnic here. A short break to Sarasota if you want to relax by the beach and the pool. There are plenty of places to eat out in the evening including a gorgeous tapas restaurant in the centre. Visit the Botanical Gardens to experience all the beautiful nature Florida has to offer. Little lizard tempting fate in an owl exhibit Caught this cloud formation at the perfect time. Was with the love of my life. Water lilies View of Sarasota Bay Bridge leading into downtown Sarasota, Florida. Looking from Bird Key Island Park. Tour the museum, courtyard and grounds and enjoy the buildings that house the art too. #InStone Cheeseburger on sourdough and fries. Rainy morning@ Lido Beach Visit this classic car museum across the street from Ringling museum, house and grounds. After visiting the car museum next door, come see or buy a vintage classic car here! Marine and nurse statue in Sarasota port , huge !!
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Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star Sarasota hotel in Central Sarasota, near Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

Located in Central Sarasota, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Art Center Sarasota and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Sarasota Jungle Gardens and St. Armands Circle are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a spa tub are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 95 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Hotel Indigo Sarasota provides a spa tub and a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. This business-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are complimentary for guests. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 95 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Hotel Indigo Sarasota has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Up to 35 lb

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Indigo Sarasota
  • Indigo Sarasota
  • Sarasota Hotel Indigo

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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