Living in beautiful Sarasota means you can easily take your workouts outside any time of the year, and while cold, wet, and snowy weather hits other parts of the country, you can be enjoying the warm Florida sunshine. With 2022 just around the corner, try giving your workouts an energy boost by heading to one of these scenic spots in Sarasota.
Gorgeous views of the bay and John Ringling Causeway make downtown’s Bayfront Park the perfect spot for your next outdoor workout. Gear up for a ride and hop on the bike trail or bring along your running shoes for a jog on the hiking trails. The grassy lawn overlooking the marina offers a picturesque setting for yoga, kettlebell, and ab workouts, too. No matter how you like to work on your fitness, Bayfront Park is a great place to do it.
What’s the best part of living in Sarasota? You could start your list several different ways, but it would always have to include the beaches. Make the most of your workouts and head to Siesta Key for some soft-sand running at the clean, beautiful, and expansive Siesta Beach. Take advantage of the smaller winter crowds at this local and national favorite, which consistently ranks among the best beaches in the U.S. For some extra active fun, grab your racket and hit the tennis courts while you’re there.
If you’re looking for a dog-friendly outing in Sarasota’s nature, check out 55-acre Conservatory Park, located just south of Palm Aire Country Club on Conservatory Drive. Cruise the paved walking trail and make stops at each of the outdoor fitness stations. You and your pup will both love exploring the lush vegetation and the nearby pond.
The Legacy Trail
Training for your next road race? Skip the treadmill and get in some serious miles on The Legacy Trail, a multi-use trail that runs from Sarasota south to Venice. It’s a great time to check out the recent expansion of the trail and pick it up from the brand-new Ashton Trailhead at 4301 Ashton Road. Recent additions included, The Legacy Trail offers a continuous 19.6 miles of beautiful Florida running over what was once a railroad corridor. It’s dog-friendly, too, so bring along the pups if they can hang!
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