If you're planning on visiting the Sunshine State for your family getaway, make it a trip to Sarasota. The beautiful locale has warm white sand beaches as well as plenty of historical and cultural museums to explore. When you visit, be sure to save some money with one of the affordable Sarasota rental cars offered by Dollar Rent a Car. The company even offers additional Sarasota discounts, such as 15 percent off a compact, mid-size, premium, standard or full-size car. You can use your vehicle to get around town and take part in these free activities:
Take an art walk
Leave your Sarasota car rental behind for the afternoon and take Palm Avenue's First Friday Walks, which are free and held on the first Friday of each month. You'll explore local art on display at galleries and dining establishments throughout the area and take in exciting live musical performances. Or, come on the third Friday of the month and set off on the Towles Court Art Walk. It takes you through the Towles Court artists' colony, which is home to dozens of galleries and studios. Many stores serve cheese and wine appetizers and display pop-up galleries.
Visit the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Drive a Sarasota car rental to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art located on Bay Shore Road. This institution offers free admission for all every Monday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sarasota was once the home of the circus, and the famed museum sits on the grounds of the Ringling Brothers 20th century estate. It displays work by renowned artists like El Greco, Titian, Tintoretto and Reubens. The grounds is also home to a circus museum, art library and lush gardens.