Sarasota is a gorgeous town to visit in spring— and not just for the beaches! While we absolutely recommend hitting the white sandy beaches, don’t let the adventure end there. These unique activity ideas in Sarasota will ensure your spring is full of fun surprises. From wildlife tours near you to MLB baseball, you don’t want to miss out on these fun-filled spring activities:

Swamp Buggy Tour

Wildlife, spring blooms, warm skies, and tons of adventure! Making the trip to one of the wildlife tours near you should top your list of things to do this spring. Just outside Sarasota, you’ll find Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours. At Babcock Ranch you can enjoy the natural beauty of spring aboard a swamp buggy, on a guided night tour, or even on a free self-guided walking tour. This spring activity is highly recommended for the whole family and offers a little bit of everything to ensure everyone in the family enjoys the adventure. Aboard a swamp buggy, your knowledgeable guide will walk you through the area’s history, point out beautiful spring blooms, and help you spot some of Florida’s most beautiful wildlife. Just make sure you book ahead online— seats on the swamp buggy can fill up fast!

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Another fantastic way to see the spring blooms in Sarasota is to head to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. While you’ll miss out on the chance to see abundant natural wildlife like you would on a wildlife tour near you, you’ll still be surrounded with plenty of natural beauty on a walk around the botanical gardens. A few of the most beautiful Florida spring blooms to look out for during your visit are geraniums, marigolds, and zinnia. The botanical garden also offers a variety of fun events throughout the spring that you can find on their calendar.

Orioles Spring Training

For the sports lover, you won’t want to miss out on the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training this season! While the Orioles aren’t the home team, they do call the Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota home each spring. And can you blame them? The beautiful spring weather makes Sarasota the ideal place to play ball! You can book your tickets to watch the Orioles this spring here.