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If you will be traveling to Sarasota for your cosmetic surgery procedure, you could not have picked a better location for your recovery. Sarasota’s weather is nearly perfect year round and whether you decide to lounge by a pool, visit a spa, hit the beach, or take advantage of the many activities available to you, you will always be satisfied. Sarasota has outstanding beaches, a laid back and friendly community, and plenty of options to make your stay outstanding. As your condition allows, Sarasota will have endless options for lodging, shopping, dining, relaxing, and so much more.


beach sunset

Our team is here to help

The best place to begin planning your itinerary is with our staff, thus we are happy to provide you some suggestions here on our travel pages. You will want to know how much time you will need for recovery and what other factors to consider. You may need to stay out of the sun for a short time or spend a few days recuperating. You will certainly need to plan your follow-up visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our sunny and friendly city!

About the Area

Sarasota is as well known for its rich cultural and artistic life as it is for its world-famous white sand beaches and blue Gulf waters.

There is an endless array of indoor and outdoor attractions, activities, restaurants, and shopping sure to please any visitor. It is all in a laid-back atmosphere where casual is the order of the day just about everywhere.

  • Enjoy golfing, fishing, boating or biking
  • Savor fresh seafood or grab a beachside meal
  • Browse the shops of St. Armand’s Circle, Southgate Mall, the Ellenton Premium Outlets, and the new University Town Center as well as antique stores and downtown Sarasota

Traveling to Sarasota

Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida.  The major airport in the area is Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport with seven airlines offering service out of the airport to locations primarily in the United States and Canada. Check-in lines at SRQ are much shorter than at mega-airports, and there are no long lines of planes stacked up for take-off or landing. You’ll appreciate these advantages as you fly right through their easy, convenient terminal.

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport are located about an hour north from Sarasota, and Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers an hour and 45 min south of Sarasota. All 3 offer a wider range of national and international flights.

Sarasota, FL Restaurants


Mattison's city grille outside

Mattison’s City Grill is located at the epicenter of downtown Sarasota and surrounded by shops, museums and other cultural experiences. This restaurant grants its guests a comfortable, at home experience and offers a plethora of dining options such as breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, drink specials and much more. In addition to that, enjoy amazing scenery while being soothed by the sounds of live music that’s hosted every night. Mattison’s City Grill offers an impeccable menu and never ceases to provide guests with a great experience and a full stomach. To learn more or see menu options, visit: http://mattisons.com


dining room at michaels on east

Michael’s on East is an award-winning, uniquely refreshing restaurant located in the heart of Sarasota. Their menu options blur the lines of normality, leaving your taste pallet satisfied and happy. Michael’s on East also provides guests with Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm, Monday through Saturday for incredible drink options made by experienced mixologists. This restaurant is the perfect place to explore alternative dining through an expansive menu that has something for everyone. It’s unique atmosphere and wide array of dining options allows guests to have an exclusive experience that can only be found at Michael’s on East. To learn more about Michael’s on East, visit: http://bestfood.com


table at flemings

Just minutes from downtown Sarasota and across the road from Westfield Southgate Shopping Center, Fleming’s is the perfect spot for fine dining during your stay in Sarasota. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar offers a one of a kind experience by only using the best and finest ingredients. Using only premier USDA Prime Beef for their steaks, Fleming’s ensures that their guests receive the best tasting steak Florida has to offer. Be it steak, lobster, or shrimp, guests are only served dishes made from scratch by their accomplished chefs and staff. To discover menu options, visit Fleming’s website at: https://www.flemingssteakhouse.com


outside indigenous restaurant

Keeping with their mission of conscientious sourcing, Indigenous’ menu of seasonal American cuisine changes progressively throughout the year based on peak ingredient availability. Comfortable, sophisticated indoor and outdoor dining are both available year round.

Inspired by Chef Phelps’ passion for food, the planet and the community, Indigenous uses perfectly executed techniques and carefully sourced local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients to give guests a unique and conscious dining experience. To learn more or see menu options, visit: http://www.indigenoussarasota.com/


inside sophies restaurant

Sophie’s is an American restaurant offering globally influenced yet decidedly American cuisine. Located within select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Sophie’s offers a dining experience that captures the style and elegance of Saks Fifth Avenue, with a passionate focus on outstanding food and drink. Sophie’s Executive Chef Alex Reyes changes his innovative menus seasonally using the best locally-sourced ingredients. The menu is complemented by a seasonal selection of craft cocktails, a thoughtfully curated wine list and seasonally inspired teas and handcrafted sodas. Above all, Sophie’s strives to make every guest feel welcomed and delighted every time they dine with us. To learn more or see menu options, visit: http://sophies.com/sarasota/


outside Roys

Culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created fusion cuisine at his original Roy’s in Honolulu in 1988. Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, he created an entirely new approach to fine dining. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh local ingredients and outstanding seafood that made us famous. To learn more or see menu options, visit: https://www.roysrestaurant.com/locations/fl/sarasota



The Columbia Restaurant- A Florida Tradition Since 1905. Relax in one of their Mediterranean style dining rooms or enjoy an outdoor table on the patio while sampling their award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine. Here you can sample a taste of fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, along with century-old family recipes such as Paella “a la Valenciana,” Snapper “Alicante,” Pompano en Papillot and Filet Mignon “Chacho.”

To learn more or see menu options, visit: http://www.columbiarestaurant.com/Menus-By-Location/Locations/St-Armands-Circle



Outside ringling

Opening to the public in 1931, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is home to some of the most distinguished works of art in both the US and around the world. Much of the art featured in the museum comes from the Ringling’s very own collection that they acquired while traveling Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Controlled by Florida State University since 2000, the museum is flourishing more than ever and is becoming an epicenter for cultural history and art education. The museum began construction on a new building in 2013, and it will house an Asian art center. It is set to open in 2016. To plan your trip, visit: https://www.ringling.org/


Jungle Gardens sign

Established in 1939, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens is home to over 150 exotic animals, some of which are indigenous to the area. Of these animals include: birds, primates, reptiles, and even some small mammals, all of which have either been donated to the gardens or have been rescued. Special features such as the “Flamingo Cam” allows visitors to view Florida’s distinguished birds at all hours of the day or night and allow continual interaction with the gardens. Other features include daily shows for entertainment and educational purposes as well as interacting safely with some of the animals. To plan your trip, visit: http://www.sarasotajunglegardens.com/


Mote logo

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium opened its doors in 1955. Having grown in size and operations, Mote now conducts research initiatives on 6 out of 7 continents worldwide. Mote is focused on creating a better environment for our youth and educating ourselves on how we can make a difference. Research through the organization focuses on many different topics such as human cancers, effects of man-made toxins and the development of ocean technology. Spread across over 10 lovely acres of land, the laboratory features an aquarium that showcases the research and efforts of the brilliant scientists that make up Mote. The aquarium is open from 10am-5pm, 365 days a year. To plan your trip, visit: https://mote.org/


tree with large roots

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Sarasota Bay, Selby Gardens is a tropical urban oasis with something for everyone. Relax amidst nature’s beauty and allow the scenery of unparalleled botanical bliss to carry you away.

One of the best parts of being a tropical, urban oasis is that Selby Gardens is within easy walking distance of some of the best shopping, dining and recreation the area has to offer. Admission to the Gardens is good for the entire day (10:00am-5:00pm), so stop in early to see how beautiful their living collection looks displayed in early morning light, head into town or to the bayfront to catch some mid-day action and then head back to see how the late afternoon light changes our landscape entirely!

Learn More: http://selby.org/


st armands restaurant and palm trees

St. Armand’s Circle is centrally located on the lushly landscaped island of Lido Key. Not only will you find contemporary architecture of distinction, Lido Key also boasts stunning beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, year-round lifeguards, acres of recreation area along the bay, spectacular views, playgrounds and pools for lounging at our Mid-Key public beach.


University park center

Located at I-75 and University Parkway, this world-class fashion and dining destination features Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and more than 125 stores and restaurants in addition to many distinctive retailers not found anywhere else in the local area, offering a diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers, popular favorites, sit-down restaurants and a children’s play area. Restaurants include Brio Tuscan Grill, Kona Grill, Cheesecake Factory, Seasons52, and the Capital Grill. Learn more: http://www.mallatutc.com/

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