Next year hubby and I want a special "Silver Wedding" anniversary trip.
We are from UK and don't want to have to worry about driving on the "wrong side"
We would like to be close to or have a beach view with a full kitchen.
We are happy walking ( walked around NYC for many hours/miles!) we don't want to rent a car.
How possible and practical is it to get from beach to downtown etc?
We don't mind buses and the occasional taxi ( are they expensive in Sarasota?)
We are happy with regular American shopping in that if they have a large supermarket, Wholefoods a large drug store and a department store or two with a bookshop thrown in, we would be very, happy!!
Being middle aged and liking a quiet life, a veggie meal and a cocktail would suit us fine for our actual anniversary day.
My biggest worry ( if all of the above is achievable) is that our anniversary falls on 11 March 2014 and I understand that "Spring Break" can be a bit of a noise problem for those of us who like to be in bed by 11 pm!!
Are there places to buy groceries near the beach hotels/suites?
Is "downtown" walkable from any of the beaches or are there buses and if so how frequent?
Thank you so much in advance for any help/suggestions, all input gratefully received!