Rolling white-sand beaches and sparkling azure waters combine with a sophistication and charm to make Sarasota the gem of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Sarasota vacation rentals offer some of the best homes along with the finest beaches in the world. The endless array of activities and the exhilarating mixture of attractions, restaurants, shopping, and Sarasota vacation rentals are a sure fit for any traveler. It is the home of many cultural centers, including Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theater, Ringling Museum. Sarasota Ballet and Opera, and several other live theaters. Relax at a four-star resort or a quaint sea-side inn, explore master works of art, catch a round of golf, stroll through world-class shopping, canoe through unspoiled mangrove-lined waterways, sail on the bay, dine on a bay front cruise, or just dig your feet in the sand and bask in the glow of an evening Gulf sunset, whatever your pleasure. The Sarasota-Bradenton Airport is a convenient and easy to use entry to this vacation paradise. Sarasota is also within an easy drive of Tampa International Airport, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers.