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Spend the Day Relaxing at Bayfront Park in Sarasota FL

If you’re staying in one of the stunning Sarasota vacation rentals and looking for a day out in the sun, then look no further than Bayfront Park.

Off the bay in Downtown Sarasota, Bayfront Park is the perfect destination for a day trip. With so much to explore, you can spend all day in the beautiful weather in Sarasota. Filled with something for everyone, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the scenery. Whether you’re a hiker, biker, art lover, or looking to explore, Bayfront Park has it all! 

Things to Do

Beautiful trees in Bayfront Park

For those who love walking trails, Bayfront park has many paved walkways. There are plenty of distance markers to tell you how far you’ve traveled throughout the park. If you’ve brought your bike, then you can bike along one of their trails! Forgot your bike but want to pedal through the park? With many Sarasota bike rentals, you can take the bike out for the day. These popular bike paths extend all the way to Ringling Bridge and the Botanical Gardens.

There’s even something for the sports lovers! Shoot some hoops on the renovated basketball courts. Pair up with a partner and play some tennis or some pickleball. The new and improved recreation center has something for the entire family to enjoy! Stop in and cool off on your visit.

Interested in art? Every spring, Bayfront Park runs an annual “Embracing our Differences” art exhibit! This exhibit embraces the different forms of art and displays them on billboard-sized displays. Each piece of art has an inspirational quote. Artists visiting from all over can set up their easels, paint, and express themselves. Visitors can walk the trails and admire all the statues, paintings and become inspired.

Bayfront Park has access to the top-rated beaches in Sarasota. The park borders the beach on all sides. You can enjoy a day at the beach from anywhere in the park!

A beautiful sunset picture out in front of Bayfront Park

The Bioswale

Walking along the park, you’ll see the recently installed Bioswale. But what exactly is a Bioswale? It’s a natural design used to capture and treat and stormwater that runs off hard surfaces. Water from sidewalks, driveways, roads, and rooftops, will run into the bioswale, and away from infrastructure. As the water runs through the channel, it passes through rocks and natural vegetation, providing a slight treatment to the water.

Not only does the Bioswale prevent erosion, but it also helps the natural wildlife, too! The natural plant life that inhabits this area provides food, water, and shelter to the region’s birds and insects. This helps give these creatures the perfect spot to eat and to build their nests. Enjoy the natural beauty Bayfront Park has to offer!

Places to Eat

No day out in the beautiful weather in Sarasota is complete without grabbing a bite to eat! At O’Leary’s Tiki Bar and Grill, you can enjoy the Gulf breeze while listening to some live music! With live entertainment daily, sit back and enjoy some TropRock! Let the music soothe you while having a delicious casual lunch or dinner. Their menu has the best local seafood, burgers, and salads.

Looking for some fine dining? The Marina Jack is the place to go. They have an award-winning wine list and serve the finest steaks, pasta dishes, and seafood. With white tablecloth covered tables, experience the finest dining, all with no dress code! Their professional staff will make you feel like you’re dining in the fanciest restaurant. Sit back and witness all the beautiful waterfront views.

A nice sunset over Bayfront Park

Hours and Location

Located on Gulf of Mexico Drive, Bayfront Park in Sarasota is open every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. This gives you enough time to explore and adventure throughout the entire park.

Whether you’re staying at our Sarasota condo rentals or our other Sarasota vacation rentals, you’ll be staying in only the best. There are beautiful views from your windows, spacious bedrooms, and stunning outdoor areas. You’ll never want to leave your place! Each rental is close to all the area’s greatest attractions.
Contact Rent Sarasota today to book your ultimate vacation!