This post was written in partnership with Visit Sarasota County. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago my husband and I packed our bags and headed to Sarasota for a staycation at Hotel Indigo. We spent the entire weekend exploring the city and just enjoying each other’s kid-free company. Marie Selby Gardens has been on our bucket list for a while. The last time we visited Sarasota, we didn’t get a chance to visit so we made it a must this time around.
4 Reasons to Visit Marie Selby Gardens
1. Splashin’ Saturdays is a fun activity during the summer.
The summers can get hot and the kids can be restless. Splashin’ Saturdays are a great way to keep the kids entertained outside of the house. At the event you’ll find water-themed activities, water slides, and games for children up to age 10.
2. The class offerings are endless.
Marie Selby Gardens has plenty of class offerings for visitors. They offer everything from art/photography to horticulture classes. You can even do yoga in the gardens. How fun is that!
3. Special exhibits are a sight to see!
During our visit, we got to check out the Andy Warhol exhibit. I’ve been a huge fan of Andy Warhol for years. It was interesting to see their take on his art with plants. Special exhibits like the Andy Warhol exhibit require an additional fee when purchasing your ticket to Marie Selby Gardens but it’s definitely worth it.
4. The Children’s Rainforest is a hit.
The children’s rainforest was our last stop in the gardens. We had a lot of fun going through and playing like we were kids again. I’d like to think that Tatiana would’ve had a blast if she’d visited with us too. We can’t wait to visit again and take her back.