Sarasota combines the best of beautiful beaches, gorgeous weather and cultural richness to attract visitors and residents from around the world. Siesta Key Beach has been ranked the #1 beach in the US on several occasions. Fine dining options abound and the arts community is alive with shows and performances throughout the year. Golfers will delight with a wide array of courses for the novice to the professional available. Shopping on St. Armands Circle attracts young and old with sidewalk cafes and restaurants available to enjoy the area and visit with friends. Sarasota is perfectly located near major metropolitan areas which are accessible, yet a world away from the jewel of the Florida Gulf Coast.