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Explore the Surrounding Delights: Discover Sarasota and Manatee County


The park is located in sunny Sarasota, Florida, bordering Manatee County to the north on Florida’s West Coast. In the heart of University Town Center (UTC), the park is a short walk or ride to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Beyond, the area is brimming with arts and culture, sandy beaches and delicious dining, making your time away from the park a vacation. Discover more about the destination. 

University Town Center

The University Town Center (UTC) in Sarasota, Florida, is a vibrant hub combining retail, dining, and entertainment. Home to a mix of high-end retailers, diverse dining options, and various entertainment venues, it’s a key destination for both local residents and visitors. The UTC exemplifies Sarasota’s aim to blend convenience with lifestyle and enjoyment.

Visit Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida, is a dynamic city that melds cultural richness with natural beauty. Known for its vibrant arts scene, including a professional symphony, ballet, and theater, it also boasts the famous Ringling Museum of Art. The city’s stunning coastline offers beautiful beaches, such as the renowned Siesta Key, and a variety of water-based activities. Sarasota’s dining scene is diverse, with a mix of gourmet eateries and local seafood spots, while its downtown area offers a blend of shopping options. A city where culture meets paradise, Sarasota truly has something for everyone.

Bradenton Area

Bradenton, the heart of Manatee County, Florida, harmonizes history with modern appeal. Notable for its picturesque Riverwalk along the Manatee River, it offers outdoor activities, community events, and art appreciation. The city also hosts the unique Village of the Arts, a vibrant neighborhood filled with galleries, studios, and eateries. Close to the Gulf of Mexico, Bradenton provides access to beautiful beaches, including the popular Anna Maria Island. Overall, Bradenton presents a blend of cultural charm, natural beauty, and a friendly small-town atmosphere.

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