Dig Out of the Snow and Into the Sand in Sarasota County With December Travel Packages and Specials

Visit Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The closest Sarasota County gets to snow is the snow-white colored sand on its miles of sandy beaches. Those already weary of snow, slush and cold temperatures are invited to take advantage of a variety of travel packages available for a sunny Sarasota getaway.

Net Results Tennis Package / The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Things may be frigid up north, but on Longboat Key, it's the perfect temperature for a luxurious seaside getaway. The beachfront resort is letting guests practice their swing at the award-winning 20-court Tennis Gardens with the Net Results Tennis Package, which includes overnight accommodations in a spacious suite, daily 1-hour strokes and strategy clinics, complimentary breakfast and NTRP game rating.

Rates start at $300/night with the promo code NETRESULTS. Book at www.longboatkeyclub.com

Fall For Sarasota Package / Lido Beach Resort

There's no better way to celebrate the season than with a trip to the beach. Lido Beach Resort is giving travelers a sweet escape with their Fall for Sarasota package, which includes outstanding accommodations at their best available rate, two welcome cocktails at the beachside Tiki Bar, breakfast for two daily in Café Lido and complimentary shuttle transportation to St. Armand's Circle.

Rates start at $189 per night. This offer is valid through December 31, 2013, based upon availability. Book at www.lidobeachresort.com

Hyatt Place Sarasota

Hyatt Place Sarasota, located within walking distance from the Ringling Museum and just 10 minutes from area beaches, is offering a special Holiday Rate of $89 per night through December 31, 2013, based upon availability. To book, call 941-554-5103. http://sarasotabradenton.place.hyatt.com

Palm Bay Club Facebook Special Offer

The Palm Bay Club is offering Facebook fans $100 off all new reservations made for stays through December 18. To book, call (943) 349-2911 and mention the Facebook. The promotion is not valid on existing reservations and can not be combined with other offers or promotions. facebook.com/PalmBayClub.

Visitor Information

For more information on discovering Sarasota County, call Visit Sarasota County at 800-522-9799 or visit visitsarasota.org.

About Sarasota County

Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named "America's Best Beach" in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit www.visitsarasota.org or call (800) 522-9799.

CONTACT: Lynn Hobeck Bates, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103 lhobeck@visitsarasota.org

Source: Visit Sarasota County