I live about an hour from Sarasota. But whenever I’m there, I feel as though it isn’t long enough. I might spend an afternoon lounging on the beach, cooling off at the Ringling Museum of Art or feverishly loading a grocery cart at Trader Joe’s. But I wish I could extend my stay.
That might be possible sooner rather than later. Two Sarasota-area resorts are offering a special summer discount for folks like me: Florida residents.
At Lido Beach Resort, Florida residents save 25 percent. Parents can chillax with complimentary cocktails at the tiki bar while the kiddos play volleyball on the resort’s private beach or explore sea turtle habitats. The offer is valid through June 30, 2013. Book at lidobeachresort.com/resident-packages.
Over at the nearby Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida residents get 15 percent off through Dec. 31, 2013. Book at LongboatKeyClub.com, using the promo code FLRES. Parents can enjoy amenities like golf, tennis and yoga while the wee ones enjoy crafts and games at the Kids Club.
If you’re looking for things to do in Sarasota, you can order a free visitors’ guide from my peeps at VisitSarasota.org.