Activities in Sarasota

One or Three 60-Minute Beginner or Advanced Golf-Swing Lessons at Reason Golf Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Reason's Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$375 $99

Golf instructor's three decades of experience combine with P3ProSwing analysis to help players fine tune swings

Barn Tour and Riding Lesson for One or Two, or Three Riding Lessons for One at Valley Ridge Ranch (Up to 58% Off)

Valley Ridge Ranch

Myakka Valley Ranches

$60 $29

Tour a spacious, rustic horse barn and bond with four-legged friends during private riding lessons

Two- to Three-Hour Sunset Boat Cruise for Up to Six ($375 Value)

Hook'um Charters

The Docks, Sarasota Hyatt Regency

$375 $195

A family-friendly charter whisk sightseers out to sea for gorgeous views of the skyline and ocean horizon at sunset

$16.99 for Outing for Four to Sarasota Children’s Garden (Up to 58% Value)

Sarasota Children's Garden

Gillespie Park

$40 $16.99

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Two-acre interactive garden with wooden pirate ship, koi pond, topiaries & whimsical sculptures

$29 for Visit for Four to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary (Up to $60 Value) 

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Sarasota

$60 $29

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Lions, tigers, bears, ligers, birds, lemurs, tortoises, primates, and a petting zoo await visitors at this wildlife sanctuary

Tickets for One or Two to the Sarasota Zombie Crawl (50% Off).

Zombie Crawl USA

Mira Mar Beach

$40 $20

Guests donning their best zombie looks sip complimentary cocktails on a bar crawl that ends in a costume contest for cash and prizes

Entry for Two or Four to "The Intergalactic Nemesis" at the Ringling International Arts Festival (Up to 59% Off)

Ringling International Arts Festival

Sarasota

$120 $49

Three voice actors, a foley artist, and a pianist tell a family-friendly tale of alien invasion and international intrigue

$14 for One Round of Mini Golf for Two at Smuggler's Cove (Up to $25.98 Value)

Smuggler's Cove

Multiple Locations

$25.98 $14

Pirate-themed miniature golf where balls roll past waterfalls & into caves; exhibits such as golfing with the gators feature live alligators

$25 for $100 Worth of Dance Lessons — Dynasty Dance Clubs

Dynasty Dance Clubs

Sarasota

$100 $25

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$85 for Three Private Dance Lessons and One Group Lesson at Arthur Murray Sarasota ($375 Value)

Arthur Murray Sarasota

Sarasota

$375 $85

Instructors teach students of any skill level latin dance rhythms or traditional ballroom steps

$45 for a Golf Enhancement Experience at Conaway Golf Instruction (Up to $120 Value)

Conaway Golf Instruction

Tatum Ridge Golf Links

$120 $45

Instructors adjust golf swings to fit a student's unique traits while mapping out strategies to obtain on-the-course goals

One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two People at Davis Training (Up to 86% Off)

Davis Training

Sarasota

$180 $29

Husband-wife team orchestrates 45 minutes of intense, full-body boot camp exercises

$25 for $50 Groupon — AllStar Music Academy Inc

Allstar Music Academy Inc

Desoto Village

$50 $25

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Paddleboard Lesson with One or Two Hours of Paddling for One or Two at Siesta Key Paddleboards (Up to 68% Off)

Siesta Key Paddleboards

Sarasota

$60 $20

Students learn how to sit, kneel, and stand on a board before enjoying one or two hours of self-guided paddling

Child or Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Membership at Wolf Pack Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 64% Off)

Wolf Pack Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Sarasota

$95 $35

Instructors walk students through the joint locks, chokes and take-downs that make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu renowned among fighters

12 or 24 One-Hour Boot-Camp Sessions at RC Fit Camp / RC Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

RC Fit Camp / RC Fitness

Sarasota

$149 $59

Boot-camp participants burn fat, build muscle tone, and gain stamina during intensive full-body workouts

$14 for $25 Worth of Dance Lessons at Premier Dance Studio

Premier Dance Studio

Sarasota

$25 $14

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One-Hour On-Land Intro to Kite Boarding Lessons for One or Two at Highroller Kiteboarding (Up to 56% Off)

Highroller Kiteboarding

Siesta Key Beach

$100 $49

One-hour intro to kiteboarding (or kitesurfing) beach classes teach the extreme sport’s basics, from general concepts to how to self-rescue

$39 for Three Private Lessons and Unlimited Group Classes for One Month at Beyond Dancing ($240 Value)

Beyond Dancing

Multiple Locations

$240 $39

Experienced instructors guide students through Latin and ballroom dance moves

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The quote “Everything seems impossible … until it’s done!” adorns the walls of Apple Jelly Studios, inspiring the women within the private studio to achieve their fitness goals. Drawn together by a shared love of pole dancing, a quartet of women decided to spearhead the private studio, where they continue to teach dancing and fitness classes today alongside a handpicked crew of certified female instructors. Reflected in wall-to-wall mirrors, they teach students of all shapes and sizes to twirl around eight chrome poles during beginner, advanced, and intermediate pole-dancing and pole-trick classes, boosting confidence, toning muscles, and burning calories. Certified instructors also lead a variety of yoga, Pilates, and boot-camp classes upon the studio’s hardwood floors.

The studio rents its facilities out for private events, providing pole-dancing instruction, sultry red lighting, and a professional sound system for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and brazen knitting circles.

1221 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota,
FL
US

Imagine for a moment diving into the ocean, resurfacing with not only memories of the sub-aquatic environment, but a full reel of photographs, too. Underwater photography is just one of the many courses offered at Scuba Quest, a family-owned company that has shown students how to safely explore the seas for more than 25 years.

Scuba Quest began as a single shop, but has since spread to six locations across the state of Florida. At each, the company’s NAUI-certified instructors lead refresher courses, beginner classes, and comprehensive certification programs. Rather than climbing into fish tanks while pet-store clerks are on break, Scuba Quest's students can put their new skills to the test in unfamiliar waters during the company’s exotic diving excursions around the globe.

1129 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota,
FL
US

The spindly branches of mangrove trees dip into Sarasota waters, often creating channels just wide enough to admit one kayak. But despite the narrow nature of these waterways, the guides of I Kayak Sarasota—all Sarasota natives—navigate them with ease. They do this while leading kayakers on tours that uncover different aspects of the bay’s natural splendor without revealing its real secret—that it’s actually a giant’s bathtub. One tour showcases the mangrove tunnels where tourists might see manatees and dolphins, and the other grants guests views of the sunset from the middle of the bay. In addition, I Kayak Sarasota offers standup-paddleboard lessons, which incorporate balance and core fitness into wave-top adventures.

200 John Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota,
FL
US

No matter the hour, the rhythmic beat of sneakers hitting treadmills resounds in Snap Fitness's 24-hour studio. Red, black, and chrome accents wend across the gym, coloring the Cybex cardio machines, free-weight stations, and flags of Robo-Germany. Personal trainers roam the floor answering questions about the machines, and work with individual clients to motivate them toward their goals with the help of in-depth fitness assessments. Fostering a supportive group atmosphere, they lead fitness classes such as yoga, cardio boot camp, or TRX, a full-body conditioning class that uses resistance bands to build muscle.

5802 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

With more than half a century of history behind its name, Sarasota Lanes has seen generations of locals bowl its alleys, with progeny making sly, crouching approaches to the same lanes their parents did years ago. The tradition continues at the alley’s 36 lanes with automatic scoring, far superior to counting on the fingers and toes of fellow players. The alley's snack bar refuels bowlers with succulent chicken wings, burgers, pizzas, and drinks. At the pro shop, bowlers can gear up for future lane domination with balls, bags, and accessories.

2250 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

It?s not uncommon to stumble upon fake alligators as you make your way around a mini-golf course. But at Smuggler's Cove's locations, live American alligators snap their jaws in exhibits nestled amid the miniature fairways. With an old-fashioned bamboo pole players can dangle a treat above 20?50 of the predatory alligators, which leap from the water to snatch their treat. Between feeding frenzies, games take place on Smugglers Cove?s 18-hole outdoor courses, where balls roll past rushing waterfalls, into caves, over mountainous terrain, and into a hole in a pirate ship.

3815 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota,
FL
US