Wallenda Siblings to Perform Highwire Walk Across NYC’s Times Square

The Wallenda name has been revered for generations for the family’s expertise as “wire walkers.” The Wallendas have always been admired in their hometown – our hotel’s hometown of Sarasota! – across the country and around the world for their daredevil stunts, carefully planned wire walks above some of the world’s most legendary destinations. Now, Nik Wallenda and his sister … Read More

Father’s Day in Sarasota

Whether your “old man” loves the great outdoors, the opportunity to play another 18 holes, a cold beer at a tropical tiki hut, is into hot rods or hot summer days spent with the fam, Sarasota is a great destination to celebrate your dad on Father’s Day weekend or throughout the year. Our friends at Visit Sarasota County suggest “Five … Read More

Strawberry “Picking” in Sarasota


Talk about the season’s best! We’re looking forward to peak season for Florida strawberries in Sarasota. Whether you plan to celebrate with concerts at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City (about 60 miles from the Sarasota Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites), or pick your own strawberries at farms in Sarasota County, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the … Read More

When You Roam to Sarasota: 5 Things You Must Do

We all love a good “Resource Guide for Luxury Travel, Culture & Eats” so appreciate the insights provided by the folks at Wherever You Roam blog. From visiting the Ringling Museum, shopping at Shelley’s Gifts and Christmas Boutique and throughout downtown Sarasota and smelling the flowers at Selby Gardens to “treating your tastebuds” at Simon’s, we have to agree with their … Read More

Shopping in Sarasota

It seems we recently celebrated it all in the world of shopping. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday – which seems to have morphed into Cyber Week or even Cyber Month. There have been plenty of opportunities to take advantage of sales of all sorts. No matter the reason (excuse or justification!) for your next shopping spree, Sarasota has … Read More