Top 10 reasons to choose Sarasota and the surrounding areas for your next meeting


  • 1.
    Ease of Transportation: Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, set minutes from hotels, attractions and the beach welcoming non-stop service from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Toronto.
  • 2.
    Unique Meeting Venues: Let us host your attendees on a terrace overlooking the bay or nestled among the mangrove trees in tropical urban-oasis.
  • 3.
    Stay In Style: Top-rated resorts and award winning accommodations.
  • 4.
    New Hotels: New Brand-Name hotels opening soon, including Starwood’s Westin and Aloft properties.
  • 5.
    Top Beaches in the world: 36 miles of powder white sand beaches, including the #1 beach in the country, Siesta Key Beach.
  • 6.
    Arts and Culture Scene: Beyond our beaches exists a non-stop multifaceted arts and culture scene, including professional opera, orchestra and ballet.
  • 7.
    Golf: Over 35 courses, ranging in skill levels.
  • 8.
    Dining Galore: Sarasota County has one of the highest concentration of Zagat rated restaurants in the state of Florida.
  • 9.
    Shopping: Attendees will enjoy shopping at 3 area shopping malls, trendy boutiques, antique stores, beach bazaars, thrift ships, art galleries, home furnishing, jewelry stores and more.
  • 10.
    Great Group Destination: Local DMC’s will assist in coordinating team building, transportation, and post/pre meeting activities.