1. Go Organic
Check out the new Choices Natural Market specializing in organic meat, produce, grains, groceries, and supplements. 737 S. Tamiami Tr., choicesnaturalmarket.com.
2. Bistro While Browsing
Enjoy delicious sandwiches, salads, and soups all while surfing the Internet on your laptop (with free WiFi) at Panera Bread. 4179 Tamiami Tr., panerabread.com.
3. Take in a 3-D Movie
Slip on a pair of cool 3-D glasses and tickle your senses with a bigger-than-life 3-D movie at Frank Theaters. 941.408.9237 franktheaters.com.
4. Hang Out at Snook Haven
Enjoy Florida’s wildlife and the scenic Myakka River, listen to the band and have a bite—all in one place . River tours, canoe rentals, and a boat ramp are also available. 941.485.7221 snookhaven.com.
5. Make a Furever Friend
Scoot over to the St. Francis Animal Rescue and leave with a new BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever). 1925 S. Tamiami Tr., 941.492.6200, stfrancisarfl.org.
6. Do the Shell Shuffle
Stroll barefoot along one of our beautiful beaches and scout out some unique shells—or whatever else you may come across! It’s good for the feet, too!
7. Reminisce with a Root Beer Float
Feel like a kid again at the Frosted Mug by slurping up an authentic A&W root beer float—and maybe even wolf down a chili-cheese dog. 1856 S Tamiami Tr.
8. Take Your Dog on a Date
The Back Eddy Bistro and Upper Crust Organic Café & Bakery are both pet-friendly restaurants where you and your beloved can dine together al fresco.
9. Shoot Over to the Gun Range
Be a sharpshooter for the day at Knight Trail Park Gun Range. Trap and skeet range, targets, and sporting clays. 3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis, 941.486.2350.
10. Snorkel along the Jetties
Gather your snorkel gear and head out to the clear waters along either the North or South Jetty to explore life underwater.