Sarasota, Florida 2011
For our 17th wedding anniversary we decided to spend it in Sarasota. We had a wonderful time. Lido Key beach is beautiful the sunset is amazing (photo on the right).
We stayed at Hotel Ranola. We spend a day at the beach with pitcher of homemade sangria and watched the sunset.
We also the visited Ca' d'Zan Mansion, the Circus Museums and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Was a great trip.
I have not yet added all the photos yet so make sure you check back.
Lido Key Beach, Sarasota
Hotel Ranola - This is where we stayed :)
(Photo from our visit.)
Hotel Ranola - Downtown Sarasota
This was such an awesome room! When we go back this is definitely where we will stay. The hotel is small only has 9 rooms. Each room has a full kitchen, a sitting area, a vanity, hardwood floors and funky, modern decor. It's wild, but also warm, cozy and comfortable. I have photos below of our room, but if you click on this image and visit the hotel website to see more photos, details and accommodations.
The Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, Florida - AssociatedPress
The Circus Museum's world's largest miniature circus.
- Ringling Circus Museum
See wagons, costumes, banners and history of The Ringling family circus.
Ca' d'Zan Mansion - Photos from our visit.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Video tour of the Ca' d'Zan Mansion I found on youtube.
- Ca' d'Zan Mansion
Ca' d’Zan "House of John" is 200-foot long approximately 36,000 square feet with 56 rooms.
- John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
The Museum of Art, built by John Ringling to house his personal collection of masterpieces.