SRQ MEDIA Supports Visit Sarasota’s Sarasota Big Pass to Plan the Ultimate Staycation

An exciting cross-county program is underway this September that will connect you to dozens of deals courtesy of local businesses and Visit Sarasota. Introducing the Sarasota Big Pass—a one-stop-shop to take advantage of some of the region’s best promotions ranging from Buy One Get One, 25% Off and $5 off Discounts at favorite local attractions, restaurants, hotels and more. Since the Sarasota Big Pass is only available for a limited time, now is the perfect opportunity to plan a Staycation and cross a few local hot spots off from your bucket list. As the media sponsor for this local program, SRQ MEDIA has put together a list of not-to-be-missed Big Pass Deals and ways to experience a world-class vacation without traveling past the county line.


What’s better than a Staycation on one of Sarasota County’s picturesque beaches? When you book rooms at Big Pass participants like Zota Beach Resort, The Lido Beach Resort and the Inn on Siesta Key you’ll receive a 25% discount off your accommodation. No need to pack up your beach bag at the end of the day – stay oceanside for a sunset cocktail and ease into an evening at the beach.

Sip and Dine

Grab a friend and hit the town for BOGO drinks and dining at some of the area’s most popular spots. Use your Sarasota Big Pass to get a Buy One Get One drink at Evie’s Tavern in downtown Sarasota or two draft beers for the price of one at Rudolph’s Restaurant at the Sarasota Modern Hotel. Ready for dinner? Choose from an abundance of Big Pass promotions offered by local restaurants and cafes. With deals like Buy One Entrée, Get One 50% Off from Le Petit Jardin Café in Venice, 25% off your bill at Siesta Key Oyster Bar, and deals at downtown Sarasota hotspots like Bavaros Pizza, 99 Bottles, and Element, you can experience big flavors without a big hit to your wallet.


Take advantage of the region’s cultural offerings with special promotions from Urbanite Theater, The Ringling Museum, and Historic Spanish Point. Learn more about the Suncoast through a BOGO Discover Sarasota City Sightseeing Tour, or head out East with the family for BOGO tickets to TreeUmph! Adventure Course or a Buy One Get One child ticket to Big Cat Habitat. With shopping deals offered by local boutiques and promotions on unique experiences that range from yoga to axe throwing, the Big Pass is your ticket to some of the best attractions in the area.

All deals are available online. Physical passes are not required to redeem the deals, but a Big Pass can be downloaded from the Visit Sarasota website and can be picked up at one of the official Sarasota County Visitor Information Centers around the County:

Downtown Sarasota (inside the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce)
Address: 1945 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-706-1253
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Venice Center (inside the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce):
Address: 597 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285
Phone: 941-706-1253
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport Welcome Center (Located at Baggage Claim):
Address: 6000 Airport Circle, Sarasota, Fl 34243
Hours: accessible 24/7; staffed daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit the Sarasota Big Pass Website to learn more

SRQ MEDIA is proud to sponsor the September Big Pass in partnership with Visit Sarasota and local businesses.

Images courtesy of Visit Sarasota

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