Signature City Sarasota: “America’s Best Small City”
Get to know Sarasota alongside experts as you discover its grand architecture, native wildlife, circus history, renowned theater and the cosmopolitan character of this Gulf Coast gem.
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Program No. 19350RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Become immersed in fascinating Sarasota on this discovery of the cultural capital of Florida’s west coast. Learn about John and Mable Ringling, Marie Selby’s Botanical Gardens and the habitats of several native Florida reptiles during a private showing by wildlife specialists. Float through Sarasota Bay, walk with an expert through the annual Season of Sculptures exhibit and close with a play at the Asolo Repertory Theater.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven surfaces.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • A local expert leads a historical walking exploration of Sarasota's Civic Center area and the Theatre Arts District, plus the sculptures along the bay front.
  • Spend a full day at the Ringling Museum Complex and one morning exploring Selby Botanical Gardens.
  • Attend a play at the Asolo Repertory Theater and enjoy an expert-led Sarasota Bay study cruise.
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Baila Miller
Baila Miller has completed work through the graduate level in the area of instruction and curriculum development at The University of Memphis. Through her company, Miller Music and Fine Arts Programs, she has been presenting college level courses that explore the role of literature, paintings, architecture, sculpture, cinema, photography, as well as, orchestral influences in the development of European, Jewish, and modern American culture. Ms. Miller has taught or is currently teaching at The University of Memphis, Road Scholar and many other renowned organizations.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Baila Miller
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