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Pokemon Go! Sarasota Hot Spots

The Pokémon GO craze has become infectious in households across the world and if you have a child, the odds are you’ve become infected like me. It's a great way to get the family together and spend some time exploring your town and get lots of exercise!

You can easily spend hours Pokémon hunting, walking in circles :) You see, Pokémon Go is not your typical “couch potato” video game: If played right, it becomes more like a fitness app disguised as a video game. And with the help of these TOP 20 SECRET HOTSPOTS, you can enjoy the sites of Sarasota while catching Pokémon and getting fit with your kids!

Ted Sperling Park: Sarasota, FL

Legacy Trail: Sarasota, FL

Lime Lake Park: Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Sailing Squadron: Sarasota, FL

Pinecraft Park: Sarasota, FL

Shell Beach: Sarasota, FL

Youth Athletic Complex

Burns Square: Sarasota, FL

Red Bug Slough Preserve

St. Armands: Sarasota, FL

Nathan Benderson Park: Sarasota, FL

Celery Fields: Sarasota, FL

Wilson Family Home / Urfer Park: Sarasota, FL

Marina Jacks: Sarasota, FL

Rothenbach Park: Sarasota, FL

Ken Thompson Parkway: Sarasota, FL

Myakka State Park: Sarasota, FL

Siesta Village: Sarasota, FL

Payne Park: Sarasota, FL

Philippi Estate Park: Sarasota, FL

Downtown Sarasota: Sarasota, FL

Laurel Park: Sarasota, FL

North Water Tower Park: Sarasota, FL

Fruitville Park: Sarasota, FL

Turtle Beach Campground: Sarasota, FL

Based on the terrain you cover, you will find a specific kind of Pokémon for that terrain. You can pretty much find Pokémon anywhere but we really enjoy the solitude of the local Sarasota parks and preserves. Parks with large bodies of water as well as saltwater beaches are wonderful places to go for rare finds. Ready to go out and search for Pokemon? Check out these tips first…

Don’t play with your kids while driving. Stop, park, walk and then catch them all! Not only is it OBVIOUSLY unsafe but it will eat up your battery and data plan.

Be vigilant on foot. Especially with young children, please be aware of your surroundings

Join us this Saturday for a FREE Pokemon Go! Safety Seminar. Learn what to do and what to be aware of. Predators are out there, and will take advantage of this craze. Get your tickets here:

Our children will probably forget much of what we say to them, but they will recall the family fun, spontaneous play and time spent together!

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