Enjoy Quick Commutes to Area Attractions
Situated within 25 minutes of Bradenton beaches
like Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island, the Country Inn & Suites makes it easy to get out and enjoy the Florida sunshine. After a day in the sand and surf, catch the on-ice excitement of a hockey tournament at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. In the evening, find relaxing things to do on Lakewood Ranch Main Street like shopping, dining and outdoor entertainment. At The Ringling, take a stroll through the Roaring Twenties at the Ca’ d’Zan or browse the exhibits at the on-site Florida State Art Museum. You can also meander through greenhouses filled with tropical plants at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Area Golf Courses:
- Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club (5 miles)
With a 2 Day VIP Membership, you can play a round of golf, hit the tennis courts and relax in the pool or restaurant at this private country club.
Phone: +1 (941) 907-4700
- Tara Golf & Country Club (1 mile)
Tee off at the championship 18-hole golf course or attend a wedding or special event at this beautiful country club located just minutes from the hotel.
Phone: +1 (941) 756-7775
Culture and Commerce:
- LECOM (3 miles)
If you have lectures or business meetings at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, you’ll find the campus just three miles from our hotel.
Phone: +1 (814) 866-6641
- Main Street Lakewood Ranch (4 miles)
Enjoy a night on the town amid Main Street’s boutiques, restaurants, theaters and outdoor entertainment. The kids will love playing miniature golf or seeing a movie.
Phone: +1 (941) 907-9243
- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (12 miles)
Stroll through greenhouses, browse exhibits, attend classes or take in a featured event at this beautiful attraction.
Phone: +1 (941) 366-5731
- Mixon Fruit Farms (6 miles)
Attend a festival at Mixon Fruit Farms or take time to tour the groves. Afterward, you can visit the gift shop and pick up a crate of fruit to take home with you.
Phone: +1 (800) 608-2525
- The Ringling (8 miles)
Check out the world's largest model circus at this museum, where you can see more than 44,000 circus-related pieces. Learn about the history of the Ringling Bros. Circus through interactive exhibits.
Phone: +1 (941) 359-5700
Sports and Entertainment:
- Desoto Speedway (9.5 miles)
If you love the excitement of auto racing, get your fill of fast cars at this paved race track.
Phone: +1 (941) 748-3171
- Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex (7.5 miles)
Fans and players enjoy the opportunity to visit this multipurpose sporting venue, which features an ice-skating rink, an indoor soccer/football field, an arcade and a fitness center.
Phone: +1 (941) 723-3663
- Pittsburgh Pirates (6 miles)
If you're visiting in the spring, be sure to catch the MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates in action at LECOM Park.
Phone: +1 (941) 747-3031
- Sarasota Polo Club (5 miles)
Sundays during polo season are abuzz with the sport of kings, providing exciting entertainment for fans of all ages.
Phone: +1 (941) 907-0000
- TreeUmph! Adventure Course (9.8 miles)
Get your feet off the ground and into the trees at TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Southwest Florida’s first treetop obstacle course!
Phone: +1 (941) 322-2130
Visit these day-trip destinations:
- Busch Gardens
- Edison & Ford Winter Estate
- SeaWorld Orlando
- Universal Orlando Resort
- Including Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay
- Walt Disney World
- Including Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot
Additional Nearby Attractions:
- Asolo Repertory
- Bishop Planetarium
- Ca d’Zan, Circus Museum
- Ellenton Premium Outlets
- John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
- Manatee Players
- Mote Marine Aquarium
- Parker Manatee Aquarium
- Red Barn
- Sarasota Ballet
- Sarasota Classic Car Museum
- Sarasota Opera
- Sarasota Orchestra
- South Florida Museum
- Van Wezel Performing Arts