Sarasota, FL Meeting Planning Overview

Sarasota, FL | Meeting Planning Overview

Sarasota, FL is the perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and seaside oasis. A plethora of arts and entertainment, a recent Best Food City accolade, a vibrant downtown district and 35 miles of tranquil shoreline are just a few reasons that Sarasota is rapidly becoming a sought-after meetings destination. Attendees are delighted by Sarasota’s special combination of big city amenities and small town charm. While unique experiences are abundant—from kayaking through mangrove tunnels, to visiting the famed Ringling Museum, to attending improv performances at one of the many local theaters—groups will also receive the personal attention and hospitality that major metropolises often lack. Centrally located on Florida’s Gulf Coast midway between Tampa and Naples, Sarasota is easily accessible by both air and interstate. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is located an easy five miles from downtown Sarasota; and there are four additional airports within a one and a half hour drive, including Tampa International, Southwest Florida International, St. Pete-Clearwater International, and Punta Gorda Airport. Visit Sarasota is making meeting here even sweeter with our New Meeting Incentive Program. Groups with 10 or more peak rooms who have not met in Sarasota County in the last five years qualify for up to $3,750 in rebates and reimbursements to put toward your program.
Fast Facts | Sarasota, FL
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1777 Main St., Suite 302, Sarasota, FL 34236
GSF Exhibit Space Sarasota Fairgrounds 15,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet Venice Community Center 45,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet The Circus Arts Conservatory15,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel Hyatt Regency Sarasota294
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: No
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 2,136
Sarasota-Bradenton International
Miles to downtown 5
Cities with non-stop flights9
International cities with direct flights2
Tampa International Airport
Miles to downtown 55
Cities with non-stop flights72
International cities with direct flights
Additional Cities in the Surrounding Area
Sarasota, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, St. Armands, Manasota Key, Englewood, North Port
Type of Destination Experience:
Beach, Historic