Sunday, February 8, 2009

Our City is Great for Kids (and Grandkids)


Our family (Alisa, Jake (4 ½), Max (2 ½ )), loves living in Sarasota. One of the reasons is because there are so many wonderful things to do with children. Since I know many of you have children and/or grandchildren, I thought I'd share some of our favorites:

    The Sarasota Farmers Market (Main and Lemon) – We love starting our weekends with donuts and coffee/hot chocolate at the farmer's market. We also pickup our fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood for the week. Look carefully to find the balloon man who does custom swords and animals for the kids.

    Playgrounds. We have them in all shapes and sizes. Our favorites include Marina Jacks, City Island and Durante parks. We especially like the trails at the latter two.

    Strawberry picking. This time of year we head out to Hunsader Farms for an afternoon of fun picking strawberries.

    Big Cat Habitat and the Lipizzaner Stallions – You won't find this in Naples! Right here in Sarasota we have lions and tigers as well as the World famous Lipizzaner Stallions' winter training.

    Polo – Every Sunday polo is played out east on the Polo fields; tailgating is great family fun.

We also love the Van Wezel kids' programs, gathering sand dollars on sandbars, and kayaking through the Lido Beach mangrove trails, just to name a few. Sarasota is a great place for kids!





Van wezel kids program

Farmers market

Strawberry picking




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