Longboat Key was the No. 9 best island in the U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. Hawaii's Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Big Island nabbed the top four slots. Amelia Island, which ranked No. 10, was the only other Florida location to make the [...]
Manatee and Sarasota counties rolled out the details on a record tourism season.
Numbers of visitors: up. Amount they shelled out for sundries, food, lodgings: up.
Overall economic impact: way up.
"Everybody around the state of Florida is breaking visitation records," Elliott Falcione, head of Manatee's tourism bureau, said [...]
Dream Town: Sarasota, Florida
Cultured, creative, and cool, this white sand-blessed Florida town is ready for prime time.
Sarasota Dream Town - A rich cultural and arts community, in beautiful harmony with outstanding beaches and award-winning dining, helped Coastal Living Magazine recognize Sarasota's amazing uniqueness on Florida's Gulf [...]