Florida Tourism

Boutique resort opens at Siesta gateway - Siesta Key Palms Hotel

Henry Rodriguez has taken motel more than a half-century old at the gateway to Siesta Key and spun it into a luxury, boutique resort. The Elephant Ear Suites at 1800 Stickney Point Road, just east of the bridge to Siesta Key, has gotten a complete facelift since Rodriguez bought the 21-unit property for about $2 million this spring.

Florida Breaking Tourism Record in 2015

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The Sunshine State welcomed an estimated 79.1 million visitors during the first nine months of 2015, the most of any such period in Florida's history.

The nine-month count was a 5.5 percent increase when compared with the same period in 2014.

The third quarter of this year saw an estimated 25.5 million visitors, an increase of 6.8 percent, [...]

Free Things to Do in Sarasota, Bradenton and Beyond

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There are lots of activities that cost nothing, sure, but most are pretty boring. Here are free things to do in Sarasota and Manatee counties that are actually fun.


Kiss under the Kissing Statue

The 26-foot-tall statue officially titled "Unconditional Surrender" on Sarasota's bayfront is the perfect place for a PDA, especially when [...]