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Staycations: Cultural Capital | Sarasota

Staycations: Cultural Capital | Sarasota

Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota

Located on the southwestern coast (dubbed Florida’s “Cultural Coast”), the bayside city boasts an impressive roster of art-centric attractions, including The Ringling, Sarasota Art Museum and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens—plus a packed schedule of year-round events like the annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival. Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection; artovationhotel.com

Stay: An art-inspired boutique hotel in downtown Sarasota, Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection boasts a rooftop bar, rooms with views of the city and marina, and exhibits in the hotel art gallery. Known For: Each room is fitted with unique art by Sarasota artists, as well as sketchbooks, coloring pencils and a ukulele, and guests can expect live performances and workshops by artists.

Worth Mentioning: Make a rezzy at Café Barbosso to devour culinary art by chef Joe DiMaggio (who’s related to the namesake baseball legend) as you watch an artist live paint.

Pet Friendly: Pets are welcome, for a fee