Things to see and do in Sarasota and the Englewood, Florida area

Englewood, Fl - Things to See and Do

Family fun starts in Englewood, Florida. Visit area attractions, beaches, performing arts, theme parks, amusement parks, golf courses and more. The table below lists links to a variety of interests as well as the driving distance to these locations from our specular pool home.

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Manasota Beach - Turtle nesting. Blind Pass Beach - Great for swimming. Englewood Beach - most popular. Water Sports - a great variety.

Family Activities and Adventures

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Englewood Parasailing The crystal clear waters off of Englewood Beach will be the starting point for your adventure, culminating in an unbelievable view of Florida’s beaches. 5 miles
Hooked on SUP Rent a single or double kayak, take a guided tour, explore a mangrove tunnel, bird watch, and paddle around with dolphins and manatees. 5 miles
Englewood Water Sports Rent a single or double kayak, take a picnic with you, have a fun workout on the water, catch a few fish, bird watch, or paddle around with dolphins and manatees. 5 miles
A Florida Zip Line Adventure There are several 'zip line' options for you to explore in Florida. If you are interested in this type of an adventure, search the web for one that seems right for you. 176 miles
SkyDive Space Center Take lessons and jump from 18,000 feet. 193 miles

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Englewood Area Beaches

Manasota Beach At the north end of Manasota Key, is known as a sea turtle nesting site. 6 miles
Blind Pass Beach Known as the middle beach, offers a quieter option for swimming. 8 miles
Englewood Beach The most popular and closest beach on Manasota Key. 5 miles
Stump Pass Beach At the southern end of Manasota Key, has a mile long beach and a protected bay. 6.2 miles
South Brohard Beach, Venice A less popular 22 acre beach and park along South Harbor Drive. 11 miles
Caspersen Beach, Venice Known for finding shark teeth, 9000 feet of beach front makes this the longest beach in Sarasota County. 12 miles
Venice Municipal Beach, Venice The most popular beach in Venice on 6 acres of property. 11 miles
Nokomis Beach, Nokomis A 22 acre beach and park known for its drum circle. 14 miles
Siesta Key Beach Pure pulverized quartz, a half-mile of the most pristine white sands in the world. 26 miles
Lido Key Beach Close to St. Armands Circle. 31 miles

Attractions

Lemon Bay Park Sarasota County park features 204 acres of pine and flatwoods looking over Lemon Bay. 1 mile
Indian Mound Park A scenic view of Lemon Bay, nature trails, native flora and fauna, as well as a prehistoric Indian mound site dating back to 1000 B.C. 1 mile
Lemon Bay Boat Tours See dolphins, bald eagles, hawks, egrets, pelicans, osprey, manatees, and more. 4 miles
Warm Mineral Springs Naturally warm 87 degree spring on 81 acre Resort and Day Spa. 13 miles
Historic Spanish Point A 30 acre museum and environmental complex featuring a prehistoric shell mound. 18 miles
St. Armands Circle More than 130 stores and restaurants on beautiful Lido Key. 31 miles
Ringling Museum Beautiful art and wonderful architecture on an amazing property. 33 miles
Mote Marine Aquarium Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits. 33 miles
Babcock Wilderness Adventures Eco-tours, museum, exhibts on a working cattle ranch with over 90,000 acres of land in Punta Gorda, Fl. 49 miles
The Florida Aquarium Located at Tampa Bay, this is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium. 83 miles
Lion Country Safari A drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park with over 800 animals. 155 miles

Performing Arts

Lemon Bay Playhouse Lemon Bay Playhouse is Englewood, Florida's community theater, providing live performances throughout the year. 2 miles
Venice Theatre Venice Theatre is one of the largest and most active community theatres in the United States. 11 miles
Punta Gorda Visani is proud to offer great comedy every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Each week the nation’s top comedians perform live. The Comedy Zone is the nation's largest comedy club network. 27 miles
Florida Studio Theatre The Florida Studio Theatre is a non-profit theater located in Sarasota, Florida, USA. It produces contemporary plays, with 25,000 subscribers a year, more than any theatre its size in the country. 28 miles
Sailor Circus Sailor Circus is a spectacular youth training program serving students 4th to 12th grades. These young athletes put on an amazing show. Get your tickets early for one of their exciting performances, you will not be disappointed. 28 miles
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre This appears to be temporarily closed, but this theatre was the longest running, continuously operating, professional dinner theatre in the country. 29 miles
Van Wezel Set along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront, a landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation performing arts hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 42 years. 30 miles
Asolo Repertory Theater The Asolo Repertory Theatre or Asolo Rep is a professional theater in Sarasota, Florida. It is the largest Equity theatre in Florida, and the largest Repertory theatre in the Southeastern United States. 33 miles
Florida Repertory Theatre Located in Ft Myers, this was recently hailed as "One of America's Top Repertory Companies" by The Wall Street Journal, Florida Rep is a fully professional regional theatre company serving all of Southwest Florida. 52 miles
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Located in Ft Myers celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season. The theatre entertains over 170,000 guests annually. The facility includes a 418-seat dinner theatre. 55 miles

Theme Parks

Marie Selby Gardens The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are extensive botanical gardens dedicated to research and collections of epiphytes, especially orchids and bromeliads, and their canopy ecosystems. 28 miles
Jungle Gardens Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows throughout the day. The “Kiddie Jungle” features a brand new playground. 32 miles
Busch Gardens Busch Gardens Tampa will thrill the entire family with Florida's best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining! 95 miles
Weeki Wachee The beautiful mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs have delighted visitors since 1947. Today, visitors can still witness the magic of the mermaids. A 'Must See' 122 miles
Cypress Gardens/Lego Land Legoland® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12 featuring more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. 122 miles
Disney Come and enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. Plan your family vacation and create memories for a lifetime. 140 miles
Sea World Sea World Orlando offers roller coasters, rides, shows, tours, attractions and family-friendly activities for thrill seekers and animal lovers. 142 miles

Florida Cities and Communities

Venice The shark tooth capital of the world, Venice, Florida, is known for its spectacular shoreline. Stroll down Venice Avenue with its pink, Italian Renaissance buildings, Mediterranean-style shops and "umbrella-topped" Canary Island date palms. 11 miles
Boca Grande Boca Grande lies halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers off the Gulf coast and is known for tarpon fishing and nearby Gasparilla Island State Park. 20 miles
Port Charlotte About 40 percent of homes sit on canals and waterways leading to the harbor - which has 270 square miles of cruising waters and 219 miles of protected shoreline. 24 miles
Sarasota Six islands line Sarasota's extensive coastline, each revealing its own personality, recreational options and natural beauty. 28 miles
Fort Myers Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, golfing and shopping. It is also the site of the Edison & Ford winter estates. 52 miles
Cape Coral Cape Coral has over 400 miles (640 km) of canals, more than any other city in the world. 58 miles
Sanibel Island Sanibel Island is known for its sunsets, lighthouse and luxurious resorts. By far the popular activity here is shelling. 75 miles
Tampa In Tampa you'll find golf, shopping and museums, along with attractions such as the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and Busch Gardens theme park. 83 miles
Naples Naples is the crown jewel of Southwest Florida -- nestled on the sun drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Naples is known for world class shopping, dining and abundant, challenging golf courses. 94 miles

Airports

Sarasota/Bradenton airport Sarasota Bradenton International (SRQ) serves over one million passengers a year. 34 miles
Southwest Florida airport Located in Ft. Myers, RSW serves more than 7.3 million passengers per year. 52 miles
Tampa airport TPA serves 17 million passengers annually, this airport has all of the amenities you can imagine. 83 miles

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