The Cypress is just minutes from the Mote Marine Aquarium, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Ringling Art Museum, the Asolo Theater Company, The Sarasota Ballet, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Floridia West Coast Symphony and Historic Spanish Point. Busch Gardens in Tampa is only one hour north of Sarasota, and Disney World in Orlando is a two hour ride.
Take a stroll across the street to the Bayfront Park or, perhaps, Selby Botanical Gardens, one block south. Walk up Palm Avenue and enter the historic arts and theatre district. Browse through art galleries, antique stores, and curiosity shops. Catch a performance at Florida Studio Theatre, Theatre Works, The Players, The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre , or The Sarasota Opera House. Cheer on your favorite major league baseball team during the Grapefruit League’s spring training games within minutes of the inn.
How about a deep sea charter, a sunset sail, a wave rider or wind surfing? This can all be arranged since the marina is only two hundred yards away. Golf and tennis are easily accessible. Sunlovers need only travel three miles to sink their feet into the celebrated sand and transparent blue water of Lido Key and Siesta Key on the Gulf of Mexico. Pamper yourself at one of Sarasota’s outstanding day spas. Shoppers will take delight in the 100 exclusive shops at St. Armands Circle, also on Lido Key.