2 - Sarasota Downtown
Downtown Sarasota is the center of the Theater and Arts District. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Center on Sarasota Bay is the crown jewel in this area. The Sarasota Opera House, Florida Studio Theater and The Players Club offer many choices for Performing Arts. Many art studios and antique shops are located on Palm Ave. Main Street features a variety of excellent restaurants and shops. The weekly Farmers Market is held every Saturday year round on Main Street and Lemon Ave. The many condominiums in and near downtown Sarasota offer the opportunity to walk to restaurants, shopping and the theater.