Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) | Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Set along the Gulf Coast of Florida, Sarasota appeals to nature lovers of all ages, including beach aficionados. Well known for its eclectic culture, pristine beaches, circus thrills and a wide array of shopping, this seaside city is home to the family behind America’s famous Ringling Brothers Circus. The year-round destination boasts top-rated beaches like Siesta Beach, as well as theatrical venues, art galleries, the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail and so much more.

Make Time To Explore Or Just Relax

Meet a manatee, relax on the beach, stroll through a farmers market, or shop ‘till you drop. In Sarasota, it’s easy to make the most out of your trip, no matter what you do.

Known as Florida’s Cultural Coast, Sarasota can help you discover your artistic side with a trip to one of many performing arts venues or art galleries. A must-see is the 66-acre bay-front oasis that was once the estate of John Ringling and his wife, Mable. Here, you can take a stroll in the rose garden, or peruse the circus museum, where you can checkout the old costumes, wagons and the world’s largest miniature circus. You can also tour Ca’d Zan Mansion, a magnificent 56-room, Venetian Gothic palace that was once the Ringling’ family home.

From biking to hiking, adventures in Sarasota range from easygoing to heart-pounding. Swing into action on a golf course or a zip line. Set sail for a sunset dinner cruise, or seek out a wildlife encounter while kayaking along the shoreline. Spend the day sailing, boating or skimming the waves on a jet ski.

If you need a break from the sun and fun, shopping and nightlife on the Gulf Coast is plentiful. Sarasota’s small-town charm offers big-city sophistication with distinctive boutiques and shops found along Main Street and Palm Avenue. Only a short drive south is Venice, where small shops and boutiques grace the sidewalks, offering everything from classic island wear and jewelry to shells and shark teeth souvenirs. For open-air, pulsating nightlife, head to the corner of Lemon and Main, or for spectacular sunsets and live reggae and beach music, Centennial Park is the place to be.

Plan Your Trip

From luxurious golf resorts to family-friendly suites, Sarasota offers accommodations that delight every type of traveler. With Delta Vacations you can book, bundle and save on Sarasota vacation packages that include your flight and hotel. Round-trip transfers from the airport to your hotel are not included with your package, however, car rentals are available to add on.

With so many theme parks and attractions located from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean and south to the Florida Keys, Florida is a great fly/drive destination. The distances between Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Sarasota are not very far.

If you’re setting sail on a cruise from Tampa, spend a night or two on land, and plan an excursion with us before or after your cruise. Delta Vacations will handle all the details, so you have more time for making memories.

Looking to book a flight and car package?

  • National Premium Package 

    In Florida, we offer the National Premium Package, which lets you pre-register all your rental information online to expedite the rental process, so you can bypass the rental counter and go directly to your car. In addition, all insurance, taxes and surcharges are included. You have your choice of vehicles; up to five additional drivers are included at no extra charge; and the primary driver may earn up to 500 bonus miles per rental, plus an additional 200 bonus miles per rental day, through the SkyMiles® Program.

    Alamo® Rent A Car, Enterprise® Rent-A-Car and National® Car Rental

    Make the most of your vacation by exploring Florida with a rental car from Alamo, Enterprise or National. There are no one-way charges in Florida, so you can fly into one city, drive to another city, and fly home from there without incurring drop fees. Plus, the primary driver may earn up to 500 bonus miles per rental with an Alamo or National car rental.†

    Check out our current, money-saving car rental offers.

    †Bonus miles not available with Enterprise car rentals worldwide.