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Opera Club

Enjoy your own place at the Opera House in the Simonsen & Montminy Opera Club.

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For visitors the Sarasota area has a lot to offer - here is some contact information that you may find useful.

Visit Sarasota County

The VSC has listings for many local hotels, restaurants and attractions, and often has links to hotel packages and other visitor specials. Contact: (800) 800-3906 or (941) 957-1877.  Visit their website at


Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County

The Arts and Cultural Alliance has information on Sarasota's spectacular variety of visual and performing arts. Contact: (941) 365-5118 or visit
The Sarasota and Manatee area is full of interesting and exciting things to do. is a free electronic newsletter, by artists for artists, distributed by email every two weeks to promote everything from the funky avant-garde to high brow mainstream art.


Sarasota International Airport

Mileage from Florida Cities:
Miami: 223 miles (4 hours drive time)
Orlando: 129 miles (2 hours drive time)
Tampa: 57 miles (1 hour drive time)
Naples: 117 miles (2 hours drive time)
Call (941) 359-2770 or visit
Tampa International Airport is just over an hour away and the next closest International Airport.


Group Sales

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts and special group service and activities. Please contact Travis Rogers at (941) 328-1330 or


Car Rental

Sarasota Opera Special
Sarasota Opera and Enterprise Rent A Car have teamed up and will offer a special fan discount to our patrons.
  • Corporate rate applies to all your travel needs, business or personal.
  • Wide selection of vehicles, including sedans, vans, SUVs and trucks.
  • Free pick-up from your home, office or repair shop.
Reference account # SRQOPER and Pin # SRQ




About Sarasota

Peak Season:

The area's peak season begins in February and continues until Easter, when accommodation reservations are necessary. The value season is June through September.


Arts & Cultural Community:

Sarasota is recognized as Florida's Cultural Coast and is home to a professional symphony, ballet and opera. In addition, more than 10 theaters and 30 art galleries are located in Sarasota. The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is Florida's State Museum, and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, known for its architecture and great acoustics, seats 1,700 people and features a dazzling season of music, shows and programs for all ages.



From antique cars to a year-round spring with 87-degree waters, Sarasota has a variety of attractions appropriate for family enjoyment. Visitors to the area can visit Mote Marine LaboratoryG-WIZ (Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone), Historic Spanish PointMarie Selby Botanical GardensSarasota Jungle GardensWarm Mineral Springs, Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, and more.

For more information on all there is to do in Sarasota, visit "Destination Main Streets, Sarasota" by clicking HERE


State Parks:

Myakka River State Park, with 28,875 acres of land, and Oscar Scherer State Park are Sarasota's destinations for bird-watching, biking, walking, camping or just communing with Florida's natural setting of swamps, palmetto brush and towering pine trees. Myakka State Park offers guided boat and train tours that include informative narration of the area's wildlife and history.



Known as Florida's "Cradle of Golf," Sarasota was home to the first course in the state and one of America's first golf courses built in 1905 by Sir John Hamilton Gillespie, a Scottish colonist. The nine-hole course was located in the heart of today's downtown near today's Golf, Links and Gillespie Streets.
The community's early ties to golf can still be found today at Bobby Jones Golf Complex. Designed by famed architect Donald Ross, the course opened on Sunday, February 13, 1927, and was personally dedicated by Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. In 1930, Bobby Jones won the "Grand Slam of Golf" by sweeping the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open; he is the only golfer ever to accomplish this feat. Today, Sarasota offers more than 1,000 holes at public, semi-private and private courses.