The Sarasota IntraCoastal Waterway offers countless activities including:
Our newly renovated pool facilities allow guests to:
The Gulf of Mexico is just steps away allowing for fun beach activities such as:
The Legacy Trail is the largest public recreation project ever constructed in Sarasota County. At more than 10 miles in length, the trail offers one of the best ways to experience what makes Sarasota County the jewel of Florida’s gulf coast.
The Venetian Waterway Park trail is 10 miles in length and follows along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway. At the northern terminus, trail users can access historic downtown Venice
TreeUmph! Adventure Course is Southwest Florida’s first treetop adventure park for adults and children aged seven and up seeking a fun and exciting activity. Test your skills on wobbly bridges, swinging from ropes, or take a ride along a 650-foot-long ZIP line
Commonly spotted wildife includes bobcats, Bald Eagles, gopher tortoises, white-tailed deer, Eastern cotton-tail rabbits, raccoons and American alligators. Read Park Guide1
Animals you may encounter while out hiking at Wingate Creek State Park include gopher tortoise, eastern coachwhip, wild turkey, red-tailed hawk, great-horned owl, Sherman’s fox squirrel, Florida mouse, and white-tailed deer. Find out More: Wingate Creek Guide2
The lake offers excellent freshwater fishing, and anglers can fish from their boats or from the park's fishing docks. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake for boating, canoeing and kayaking. Visit: Park's Website3
Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway. Visit: Park's Website4
Most of the park is shallow water fringed by mangroves, providing amazing opportunities to view wading birds, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife. The park is best accessed by kayak or canoe. Visit: Reserve's Website5
Keep your eyes peeled for endangered species such as West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, bald eagles and American oystercatchers. With one mile of white sandy beach, enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and shelling on Don Pedro's Gulf side. Visit: Island's Website6
Many rooms also have a view of the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway with its wildlife and beautiful natural scenery. Moreover, guests can stroll through the Motel grounds and enjoy the newly enhanced lush landscaping
A Place To Be Motel is only 3 short miles from Venice, Florida. There is a wide assortment of restaurants and bars to satisfy your dining and cuisine preferences.
Take a short 12 mile ride to Sarasota City, where there is a pleurtha of local attractions, fine dining, and shopping.
Feeling the need to shop? A Place To Be Motel's location offers ample shopping experiences ranging from outlets to locally made products.
A Place To Be Motel is close to numerous popular Aquariums and countless museums.