Sarasota

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Sarasota

Peak Season: February to April

Snowbirds and vacationers flock to Sarasota for the warm winter weather, adding to the city’s always-humming energy. Visit now to enjoy the constant roster of galas and charitable functions, but plan on waiting for a table and vying for a parking spot at the beach.

Low Season: Mid-October to January

The rest of the world seems to have better things to do during the holiday frenzy, leaving Sarasota’s beaches and hotels less crowded. Just be warned: Some restaurants close during this time.

Sweet Spot: May to early October

Yes, it’s hot and humid and afternoon showers are practically a given. But hotel prices are at their lowest and if you stay close to the beach – and manage to avoid any major storms – the sea breeze will provide pleasant relief.

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