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Sarasota Bradenton International airport offers direct, non-stop services to several different locations. Fly from New York , NY, or Newark, NJ, through jetBlue, Delta and United. DC visitors can fly direct, daily, year-round through America Airlines, and Boston visitors can travel Fall/Winter/Spring through jetBlue.
More nonstop flights include Toronto, Canada (Air Canada: daily winter/spring; Thursdays & Saturdays summer/fall, WestJet: Thursdays & Saturdays summer/fall), Portland, Maine (Elite Airways: year-round Thursdays & Sundays), Chicago (United: daily fall/winter/spring), Detroit (Delta: daily winter/spring), and Charlotte, NC (American Airlines: daily year-round.) Learn about the latest non-stop flights here.
Welcome to the Florida Gulf Coast
From the moment you land on the tarmac, you'll know you've come to one of the world's most beautiful places. The airport's award-winning staff will ensure that your trip is off to an enjoyable and easy start. Feel at ease in the care of one of Florida's best commercial service airports. To learn more about the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport go to www.srq-airport.com
Whether traveling north or south from the airport, make the most of your stay by paying a visit to one of the destination's conveniently located visitor centers. When in Bradenton Area, visit the Bradenton Gulf Islands Visitor Centers on Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, and Downtown Bradenton. For visitor information in Sarasota County, stop by our downtown Visitor Center Location at 1710 Main Street or in the Mall at UTC. Our tourism volunteers can assist in finding a place to stay or dine, or finding the perfect activities for you and your family to enjoy.
However long you plan to stay, the list of activities on Florida's Gulf Coast is endless.
Beaching it up on our Best Beaches
A trip to the coveted beaches of Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island is an absolute must. These beaches regularly receive mentions and awards as two of the best in the world. Your feet will enjoy the cool quartz-crystal sands of Siesta Key. The calm, cozy feel of Anna Maria Island provides a tranquil setting. Don't miss the exciting shark tooth hunting on Venice Beach. Perhaps you'll find a treasured prehistoric shark tooth. The complete package of beauty and endless things to do make these beaches the perfect Oceanside getaway -- you may even want to book your next trip before you leave!
All things arts
Known for cultural amenities to rival many larger destinations, Sarasota County and Bradenton Area are home to numerous artist colonies, performing arts venues and celebrated festivals. Even the most casual of observers will find the cultural scene impressive.
The Village of the Arts in Bradenton is a charming collection of bungalows housing a vibrant community of local artists whose work is open to the public through monthly events. Beyond just the village, you'll find in Bradenton a collection of visual art installations along the area's Riverwalk, and even at the transit station. Towles Court on the edge of Downtown Sarasota is another unique treasure-trove of talents. Enjoy the free "Third Friday Art Walks" featuring art openings, music, and libations.
Catch a live performance at one of the area's theatrical venues. The Sarasota Opera House, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, the Historic Asolo at The Ringling, and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall combine to offer literally hundreds of shows -- from traveling international performances of Broadway hits and red hot musicians to elegant ballet, orchestral, and operatic arrangements to our very own local professional troupes.
A million ways to stay
Book your trip today. Sarasota County and Bradenton Area offer rental properties including hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, condos, cottages, resorts, and more. With new hotels quickly being added, the options are nearly endless!
If you're looking for rest and relaxation, consider a niche bed-and-breakfast stay in downtown Bradenton at The Londoner or at a beach bungalow such as Ringling Beach House on Siesta Key. Considering something on the beach? Then choose from dozens of condo and cottage listings on the island of Venice, Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island.