While staying at Gulf & Bay Club your itinerary can be full of choices for nearby attractions, family friendly museums, live Marine life, and just a few hours away from the fun and excitement of Florida favorite theme parks.
Sarasota Family Attractions
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the state art museum of Florida, located in Sarasota, Florida. It was established in 1927 as the legacy of Mable and John Ringling for the people of Florida.
The Ringling’s’ dazzling palatial mansion is a tribute to the American Dream and reflects the splendor and romance of Italy.
Part whimsical botanical garden, part magical play land, this fun-filled gem is a pleasure for parents and children alike.
The combination of a traditional aquarium with fish and corals and a separate marine research center where you can see the manatees, sea turtles, and dolphins.
The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge,was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. Refuge is comprised of several islands, totaling approximately 46 acres. They are surrounded by the spring-fed waters of Kings Bay. Crystal River NWR is one of more than 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, which is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Come out for a day of outdoor play in the trees at Southwest Florida’s only elevated adventure course. Bring the family, get together with friends or grab a group from the office for an adrenaline-pumping activity that has something fun for everyone.
Tampa Bay Attractions
Busch Gardens Tampa will thrill the entire family with Florida’s best roller coasters, animals from all over the world, safari’s stage shows and events all year long.
This 30-acre water park, right across from Busch Gardens, provides excitement for guests of all ages. Ease into island time with slides, waterfalls, a wave pool, and more.
Walt Disney World Resort is truly an enchanting world waiting for you. A few hours’ drive and you can be enjoying the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, & Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are waterparks that you can spend the day at. Coming Fall 2012 Fantasyland.
Stop by and visit our specialty tasting bar and gift shop where you can always “Try before you buy!” at our Daily Wine Tastings!
Explore the world’s most spectacular display of rare orchids and bromeliads in this 8.5 acre tropical oasis on the shores of Sarasota Bay. Discover an open air and under-glass museum of more than 20,000 colorful plants – including a living collection of more than 6,000 orchids -many collected in the wild by the Garden’s research and conservation scientists on more than 150 scientific expeditions to tropical rainforests.