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Sarasota, FL, USA

Thrifty Car Rental –Sarasota (SRQ)

6000 Airport Circle
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: 877-283-0898

From spending a relaxing afternoon on the beach to shopping ‘til you drop at the many stores in downtown Sarasota, this tropical metropolis has something to offer anyone. Located south of Tampa Bay and north of Fort Myers, Sarasota offers a premier Gulf Coast location. A Sarasota rental car will allow you to experience everything, from the city's white sand beaches and crystal clear water to its thriving shopping and dining scenes. Take a Sarasota car rental to one of the many golf or tennis clubs in the city, or you can relax at a nature reserve for a peaceful afternoon.

Get active
Florida is known for its extensive golf courses and outdoor recreation because of the year-long beautiful weather in the Sunshine State. Travelers can take advantage of the weather by heading to a golf course or tennis club and working up a sweat. Drive a Sarasota rental car to one of the championship golf courses in Venice, such as the Golf Club at Capri Isles, Calusa Lakes and Waterford Golf Club. Or, drive to the top-rated Lakewood Ranch. This course received 4.5 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” and “One of America’s Top Courses 2008” by Zagat.

Take a breather
Sarasota is known for its many parks and nature reserves that offer peace and quiet in a bustling urban center. Travelers can kayak amid manatees, venture on a nature tour where they may catch a glimpse of the famous Florida gators, or drive a Sarasota car rental to the Myakka State Park & Wilderness Preserve. With more than 45 square miles of wetlands, prairie and woodlands, you will be able to enjoy hours of scenic wildlife watching. The Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve is located in Copeland and is a sight to see for any nature enthusiast. The swamp forest stands out as a beautiful contrast to the vast prairie.

Expand your horizons
If you are ready to escape the summer heat for a few hours, Sarasota boasts a diverse array of museums and art galleries. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, for example, is on the stunning Ringling Estate. This museum features fine art from across the globe, a historic museum, a theater and two circus museums. The circus museum is a must-see, as it documents the rich history of “The Greatest Show on Earth” and its roots in American culture.