Things To Do In Bayfront

$25 for Two Private Dance Lessons and One Group Class at Empire Ballroom Studio (Up to $200 Value)

Empire Ballroom Studio

Rosemary District

$200 $25

Instructors with international experience lead classes that focus on fundamental skills and expressing yourself through dance

$16 for Outing for Four to Sarasota Children’s Garden (Up to $40 Value)

Sarasota Children's Garden

Gillespie Park

$40 $16

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

Watercolor Painting Class with Wine and Cheese at Art & Photography School of Colleen Cassidy (Up to 53% Off)

Art & Photography School of Colleen Cassidy

Gillespie Park

$40 $20

Learn how to paint with watercolors from an experienced artist with a life-long passion for her craft; supplies, wine, and cheese provided

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

Dynasty Dance Clubs

Sarasota

$100 $25

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$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

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

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

$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

$25 for $50 Groupon — AllStar Music Academy Inc

Allstar Music Academy Inc

Desoto Village

$50 $25

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One Month of Martial-Arts Classes or a Martial-Arts Birthday Party at Lee's Traditional Taekwondo (Up to 85% Off)

Lee's Traditional Taekwondo

Sarasota

$199 $29

One month of classes teaches fundamental tae kwon do skills; birthday parties include a martial-arts demonstration and pizza party

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

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

$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

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

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

$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

Fused-Glass Vase-Making Workshop for One or Two Adults at Sarasota School of Glass (Up to 52% Off)

Sarasota School of Glass

Sarasota

$75 $37

Students learn glass-fusing techniques and choose from a variety of patterned glass to create a one-of-a-kind vase that they can take home

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

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

One, Two, or Three Hours of Golf-Swing Instruction at Reason Golf Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Reason Golf Academy

Sarasota

$175 $49

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

Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf and Optional Laser Maze at Glowgolf (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, putters, and walls illume players negotiating a tricky, themed course; lasers crisscross challenging maze

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

Premier Dance Studio

Sarasota

$25 $14

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$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

$29 for Dance Package with Private and Group Lessons at Dancin on the Suncoast ($198 Value)

Dancin on the Suncoast

San Marco Plaza

$198 $29

Dancers of any level can develop and sharpen their skills through private and group social-dance classes

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart, Balls, and Beers at The Preserve Golf Club (Up to 61% Off)

The Preserve Golf Club

Tara

$128 $50

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With water in play on nine holes, the 18-hole course incorporates the area's natural wetlands and mature trees into a challenging layout

One- or Three-Year Art-Center Membership with Discounts and Lesson at Let’s Create Art (Up to 76% Off)

Let’s Create Art

Lakewood

$99 $25.50

Get a private art lesson on your birthday, bring a friend to a catered painting party, and receive discounts on art classes and supplies

One or Two Months of Kids' Karate Lessons and Optional Uniform at Kickin' It Karate (Up to 57% Off)

Kickin' It Karate

Bradenton

$75 $35

One or two months of unlimited lessons teach kids martial arts skills under the supervision of a lifelong martial artist

Fruit-Farm Outing with Grove Tour and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Mixon Fruit Farms (Up to 56% Off)

Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton

$27.30 $12

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Tram tours wind through citrus trees and stop at a wildlife refuge before dropping visitors off at the café for ice cream

$25 for One Month of Group Dance Lessons at Bradenton Dance Center ($120 Value)

Bradenton Dance Center

Bradenton

$120 $25

Dances taught range from the fox trot, rumba, tango, and polka to salsa and country-Western dances

$59 for a 60-Minute Golf Lesson with Video Swing Analysis at Gulf Coast Golf Academy ($125 Value)

Gulf Coast Golf Academy

Lakewood Ranch - Bradenton

$125 $59

Top-rated PGA Master Professional helps golfers reach performance breakthroughs during private lesson with video swing analysis

$99 for a 2.5-Hour Boat Trip from Second Wind Marine Inc. ($225 Value)

Second Wind Marine Inc.

Osprey

$225 $99

Captain helms the 25-foot pontoon boat as passengers go fishing or soak in the sights

Admission for Two or Four to South Florida Museum (Up to 51% Off)

South Florida Museum

Downtown Bradenton

$36 $18

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Special and permanent exhibitions explore everything from fossilized mammals to historical surgical implements

2.5-Hour Discover Sailing Class for One or Two from Seaduced Watercraft Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Seaduced Watercraft Adventures

Bradenton

$199 $99

Seasoned sailors on a 30-foot boat demonstrate basic sail handling, boat safety, and boat parts during 2.5-hour classes

Two- or Four-Week Body Transformation Boot Camp at Redzone Performance Fitness Center (Up to 65% Off)

Redzone Performance Fitness Center

Bradenton

$100 $49

Qualified trainers lead intense boot-camp workouts designed to help maximize fat burn

Tickets for Two or Four to the Nuovo Bride Magazine Bridal EXPO on Sunday, September 21 (Up to 53% Off)

Nuovo Bride Magazine Bridal EXPO

Bradenton Area Convention Center

$20 $10

Browse the work of top photographers, cake artists, and florists, view a wedding-dress and tuxedo fashion show, and enter to win prizes

Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Key 2 Life Training (70% Off)

Key 2 Life Training

Bradenton

$80 $24

Detailed fitness assessment and customized fitness layout from Charlene Ramirez, an ACE-certified personal trainer.

Two- or Four-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental for Two People at Kayak Valet (Up to 51% Off)

Kayak Valet

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Kayaks and paddleboards designed for safety and stability engage first-timers in water sports.

90-Minute Sailing Tour for Two or Four from Whisper Sailing (Up to 56% Off)

Whisper Sailing

NE Taylor Boat Marina

$40 $20

Pairs or foursomes climb aboard a handcrafted sailboat for a scenic tour

$15 for $30 Worth of Services at Manatee Kenpo Karate Studio

Manatee Kenpo Karate Studio

Palmetto

$30 $15

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Flyboarding Sessions for One, Two, or Up to Six People from Top Gun Flyboards (Up to 55% Off)

Top Gun Flyboards

Bradenton

$99 $49

Riders soar up to 25 feet above the water under the supervision of an instructor after a simple training session

10 Hot Yoga Classes from Thavma Bikram Yoga (70% Off)

Thavma Yoga

Lakewood Ranch

$150 $45

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Half-Day Deep-Sea Fishing Trip for One, Two, or Four from Jumanji Attractions (Up to 41% Off)

Deep sea fishing Miami - Jumanji

Cortez

$149 $89

Spend four hours on the water casting from a fishing boat's deck with provided bait and gear

Breeders Cup at the Ranch for One or Two at Premier Sports Campus on November 1, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Derby Day at the Ranch

Premier Sports Campus

$150 $99

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Watch the Breeders Cup World Championships on a giant LCD screen, with music from local favorites

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

Cabaret of Magic Show on Friday or Saturday at 7 p.m. Through October 15 (Up to 38% Off)

Cabaret of Magic

Cabaret of Magic

$32.10 $20

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Veteran magician known for the floating card-box effect dazzles with sleight of hand and mental manipulation in an intimate parlor show

10 or 15 90-Minute Bikram Hot-Yoga Classes at Gulf Coast Yoga (Up to 67% Off)

Gulf Coast Yoga

Gulf Coast Yoga

$130 $45

Inside a heated studio, yoga instructors lead students of all skill levels through 26 postures that tone bodies and burn calories

60-Minute BYOB Group Painting Workshop from A Space to Create (50% Off)

A Space To Create

Englewood

$30 $15

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$64 for a Two-Hour Speedboat Adventure Tour for Two from Tampa Speed Boat Adventures ($129.80 Value)

Tampa Speed Boat Adventures

Tierra Verde

$129.80 $64

Guests learn how to pilot a 13-foot mini speedboat, then take off on a 15-mile tour following a trained guide who provides radio commentary

One- or Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rentals for One or Two at Watersports at Little Harbor Resort (Up to 60% Off)

Water Sports at Little Harbor

Little Harbor Resort

$25 $12

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One- and two-seater kayaks; easy-to-navigate paddleboards; region teeming with dolphins, stingrays, and manatees

$259 for a Five-Hour Private Boat Charter for Up to Six from Island Ferry ($499 Value)

Island Ferry

Pass-a-Grille Beach

$499 $259

In luxury watercrafts, passengers take in costal views; the BYOB cruises are helmed by U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captains

$229 for a Four-Hour Fishing Charter for Two from One Love Charters ($400 Value)

One Love Charters

St. Petersburg

$400 $229

During four-hour cruise, captain guides boat over open water for fun bouts of fishing, with all bait, tackle, and licensing included

10 Personal-Training Sessions from SmithBuilt Fitness (50% Off)

Smithbuilt Fitness

Bayview

$700 $350

An experienced personal trainer will help you achieve the fitness results you are looking for and offer guidance with exercise and nutrition

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Beers at Freedom Fairways Golf & Tennis (Up to 47% Off)

Freedom Fairways Golf & Tennis

Sun City Center

$38 $25

Relatively short executive course allows golfers to practice short- and mid-range skills

5, 10, or Month Unlimited Beach Yoga Classes, or Standup Paddleboard Yoga at Beach Yoga Pinellas (Up To 54% Off)

Beach Yoga Pinellas

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Stress melts and muscles strengthen during beachside routines that incorporate Iyengar poses, paddleboard yoga, and Ashtanga sequences

$32 for a 60-Minute WaveRunner Rental from Lotto Boat ($66 Value)

Lotto Boat

St. Petersburg

$66 $32

WaveRunners are capable of skimming Harborage Marina waterways at high speeds or leisurely cruising scenic routes

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Gulfport Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Gulfport Yoga

Gulfport Florida

$100 $36

Flow, restorative, and hot yoga classes suitable for practitioners of all skill levels

Traditional Venetian Glassblowing Class for One or Two at The Industrial Art Center of Gulfport (Up to 52% Off)

Industrial Arts Center

Gulfport

$110 $55

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Students assist a three-person team in making a 6–8 oz. Venetian tumbler with an optic twist and a colored lip wrap and trail

$175 for a Romantic Helicopter Tour for Up to Three People from Tampa Bay Aviation ($384 Value)

Tampa Bay Aviation

Albert Whitted Airport

$384 $175

Private helicopter flight reveals aerial views of historic St. Petersburg; includes roses, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries

Body Transformation Package with 12 or 24 Personal-Training Sessions at Physiques by Damon Reio ( Up to 93% Off)

Physiques by Damon Reo

St. Petersburg

$798 $79

Personal trainer helps clients transform their bodies with targeted workouts, stamina-building exercises, and lifestyle-changing diet plans

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$298 for $595 toward Teaching Certification for Tai chi, Qi Gong and Reiki— Miracle Movemments Foundation

Miracle Movemments Foundation

St Petersburg

$595 $298

Become a certified tai chi, qi gong and reiki teacher. 200-hour course available in a one- and two-month schedule.

One Two- or Four-Hour Electric-Boat Rental from Simple Sailing Charters, LLC (Up to 60% Off)

Simple Sailing Charters, LLC

St. Petersburg Municipal Marina

$210 $89

Groups of up to 8 pile onto an electric boat for a two- or four-hour jaunt around Tampa Bay while enjoying snacks brought from home

$17 for a One-Hour Paddleboard Rental from Saltwater Kite & Paddle ($35 Value)

Saltwater Kite & Paddle

St. Pete Beach

$35 $17

Experts endow guests with boards and paddles, along with a brief tutorial, before setting them free on a one-hour jaunt

Five Yoga Classes from Yoga For Your Dosha (65% Off)

Yoga For Your Dosha

St. Petersburg

$55 $19

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Wineglass Making for One or Two, or Private Project for Up to Four at Zen Glass Studios (Up to 45% Off)

Zen Glass Studios

St. Petersburg

$99 $59

Experienced artisans enlighten students on how to forge and finish their own wineglasses and private projects from provided materials

$25 for a 90-Minute Waterfront Segway Tour from All About Fun Tours ($50 value)

All About Fun Tours

St. Petersburg

$50 $25

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Scenic tour of St. Petersburg’s waterfront; basic training, tour guide, and personal headgear provided

$39 for One Month of Half-Day Art Classes at Dazzio Art Experience ($90 Value)

Dazzio Art Experience

Downtown St. Petersburg

$90 $39

Learn to paint, draw, or create digital art in 2.5- to 4-hour classes, held once weekly for a month

Two-Hour BYOB Wheel-Throwing Pottery Lesson for One or Two at Charlie Parker Pottery (Up to 53% Off)

Charlie Parker Pottery

St. Petersburg

$80 $39

Lifelong potter teaches wheel-throwing classes and private parties, where students bring their own beverages and snacks of choice

10 Fitness Classes from Kids box Fitness (50% Off)

Crossfit9 Forging Elite Fitness

St. Petersburg

$100 $50

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Wheel-Throwing Classes for One or Two at The Clay Center of St. Petersburg (Up to 50% Off)

The Clay Center of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

$60 $30

Learn the basics of wheel-throwing with clay during pottery classes

Silk-Scarf-Painting Workshop for Two or Four at Uniquely Yours Boutique (Up 56% Off)

Uniquely Yours Boutique

Downtown St. Petersburg

$90 $45

During a roughly two-hour workshop, students decorate blank silk scarves with paint

Beer Brewing Class for One or Two at Avid Brew Company (Up to Half Off)

Avid Brew Company

St. Petersburg

$50 $25

Beer brewing class covers the history of beer and the craft brewing process with included beer samples and a souvenir glass

Entry for Two or Four to the Tampa Bay International Curry Festival on October 4 (Up to 73% Off)

Tampa Bay International Curry Festival

Vinoy Park

$27.50 $10

Come taste chefs from around the world demonstrate their famed curry dishes while enjoying a fun day filled with entertainment

American Sailing Association 101 Certification for One or Two at Simple Sailing Charters & Sales (Up to 52% Off)

Simple Sailing Charters & Sales

St. Petersburg

$575 $285

Two six-hour instructional days with up to four students cover how to skipper a slopp-rigged keelboat; course material is included

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

$30 for Five Yoga Classes at Yoga Vie Studio ($65 Value)

Yoga Vie Studio

St. Petersburg

$65 $30

Certified instructors teach a wide variety of classes, from steamy hot power yoga to soothing sunrise sessions

Five Yoga Classes from Wild Lotus Yoga Studio (50% Off)

Wild Lotus Yoga Studio

Historic Old Northeast

$50 $25

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One Day at Sunken Gardens for Two, or One Annual Family Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Sunken Gardens

Crescent Lake

$16 $9

100-year-old botanical museum houses more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers, as well as flamingos and turtles

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Thanks to Hook'um Charters, the name "Hot Rod" has become synonymous with fishing. The 32-foot blackfin sportfish yacht floats the Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in search of prize catches. Redfish, snook, snapper, and trout swim just beneath the surface of the area's Intracoastal Waterway, while even bigger prizes?including grouper, shark, sailfish, and giant bottles of tartar sauce?populate offshore waters. "Hot Rod," and more specifically its fishing guide Harry, float ready to catch them all. Harry has fished the area for nearly four decades, and he channels this experience during fishing trips. On these expeditions, he supplies anglers with all the necessary rods, lures, and know-how to reel in fish after fish.

In the evening, Hook'um Charters shifts focus to sightseeing. The setting sun casts a warm glow over Tampa Bay and its natural scenery, which serves as the backdrop for cruises. For a bit of dinner, captains can also ferry passengers to the area's many waterfront restaurants.

1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota,
FL
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Signature service: Guitar and bass guitar lessons

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

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Sarasota,
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Beneath a canopy of towering palms, visitors to Sarasota Children’s Garden trace a winding pathway around a koi pond and animal topiaries. The idyllic environs stem from owner Joan Condon’s vision to provide a playspace immersed in Sarasota’s natural beauty. Garden curators hone in on nature’s whimsical side, dotting the premises with fairy gardens and sculptures of mythical creatures. Beyond providing ample space for frolicking and befriending retired tooth fairies, the garden also strives to introduce stewardship to young minds with classes and events.

1670 10th Way
Sarasota,
FL
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For almost 40 years, the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre has been pairing gastronomical gifts with lively productions of more than 300 plays and musicals, including five originals, one of which went all the way to Broadway. The 281-seat theater will soon host Avenue Q, the highly acclaimed, Tony Award-winning Broadway smash. Performed by a cross-species mix of puppets and humans, the musical follows Princeton, a well-meaning recent college grad who moves to New York City with Big Apple–sized dreams and gets a much-needed real-world education from his neighbors. The off-color, mature, and perversely funny production is warm, endearing, and more heart-rending than a sock puppet production of King Lear.

25 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota,
FL
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Some restaurant owners prefer to stay behind the scenes. Achille and Massimo Nigri are not those people. At Cafe Amici, each guest is greeted “like a long-lost friend,” according to one happy customer. The homey eatery not only makes diners feel welcome, but also sates appetites with authentic Italian eats such as homemade lasagna, gnocchi with crabmeat, and wild mushroom ravioli. One whole wall inside the sun-soaked dining room is covered with framed accolades from local media outlets and taste buds with the ability to type.

1371 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
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The forecast at Tsunami Sushi Bar & Grill never changes: there’s always a heavy chance of sushi. More than 30 sushi and sashimi creations take up a good chunk of the menu, with ingredients ranging from smoked salmon to spicy scallop. Diners can set aside their chopsticks and slice into hearty orders of filet mignon teriyaki or Gal Be—Korean barbecued short ribs served with steamed greens. Tsunami serves its artful plates in a dining room that This Week in Sarasota calls “dark, rich, and casually elegant,” making the restaurant an ideal spot for a romantic date or suit fitting.

100 Central Ave
Sarasota,
FL
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