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Chicago offers travelers an extensive public transit system. Take advantage of this by riding the "L" to Chicago Ohare International (ORD). Your in-air time should be a breeze, as flight times are usually around two-and-a-half hours. Upon landing at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), grab a rental car and head to your hotel of choice to begin your Sarasota escape.
Like most of Florida, Sarasota is prized for its coastline. Explore the sandier parts of this city with a visit to Siesta Beach. If you've had enough of the salty water and sand but aren't ready to go inside, take a trip to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and explore the indigenous and exotic plants this site houses. While in Sarasota, explore wildlife from both land and sea. Visit Sarasota Jungle Gardens and walk among exotic land animals. Next, head to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium and take a gander at the majestic animals of the sea.
If you plan to spend much of your time in Sarasota at the ocean, select a hotel in Siesta Key. For easy access to restaurants and shops, opt instead for a location in downtown Sarasota. Regardless of when you visit Sarasota, you can expect relatively warm temperatures. In the summer, it can become quite hot in this region of Florida, so you are best to avoid June to September if you don't appreciate high temperatures.