Bring the Entire Family to Experience Sarasota’s Own Livingston’s Amusements

Are you coming to the Sarasota and Anna Maria Island area on vacation? If you’re looking for a fun-filled day in Sarasota, then check out Livingston’s Amusements! Livingston’s Amusements is a massive arcade and activity center that is perfect for the whole family.

When you stay at our Anna Maria Island resort, make sure Livingston’s Amusements is on your list of things to do in Sarasota

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With over 50,000 square feet of fun, Livingston’s Amusements is the place to be. They have spent over 30 years trying to perfect what “fun” is. When you walk through the doors of Livingston’s, you will find fun built for all ages. Whether you’re there to shoot pool, drive racecars, or win prizes for you and your friends, Livingston’s has it all. This smoke-free environment makes it fun for the whole family to come and enjoy. (If you do smoke, there are outdoor smoking areas for any guests over the age of 21.)

Livingston’s Amusements is open seven days a week, so no matter when you want to visit, they will be open! They are open from 4:30 p.m. through 12 a.m. every Monday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. through 1 a.m. on Fridays, 12 noon until 1 a.m. on Saturdays, and 12 noon until 11 p.m. on Sundays. 

The costs to play here at Livingston’s is based upon credits. They have many different credit options for their games, allowing you to purchase anywhere from 48 credits up to 300 credits! They have card specials that allow you to get multiple cards for multiple people to play on their own. You can even purchase one hour of unlimited play; this pass excludes the ticket games, however. For additional activities such as Bazooka Ball, billiards, go-karts, and bumper cars, you’ll encounter extra fees for each option. 


Guests of all ages are sure to enjoy the fun-filled offerings within the arcade. Livingston’s arcade has many classics like Skee Ball, hoops, and so many racing and other video games. When you win, you get an e-ticket, so not only are you saving paper, but you’re also racking up the rewards! Livingston’s has all of the latest and hottest games around. You’ll be able to race with the Mario Kart GP DX racing, the Monopoly Roll N’ Go, and so many more! You can explore their Prize Center as well, which is inspired by the old New Jersey Shore arcades of the ‘50s and ‘60s. There are thousands of square feet of prizes for you to win from. Your only problem will be narrowing down which prize you want!

Bazooka Ball has been one of the most popular activities here, and now, Livingston’s is in the works of producing an all-new and exciting Bazooka Ball-style amusement for people to play. Bazooka Ball is a high-powered, team activity. Your group is divided into two teams and must make a plan to win. Enter this blacklight zone to play this virtual reality paintball-style game. Teams gather points by “hitting” the other team. You can aim, shoot, and dodge your way to victory! Bazooka Ball combines paintball with the technology and the awesome effects of laser tag (not to mention a glow-in-the-dark arena!). The balls are low impact so they will not hurt when you get hit. 

Livingston’s offers the best pool hall in the Sarasota area! No matter what your skill level is, you can rack ‘em up and knock ‘em down with the Billiards tables. They offer 8-foot professional level tables as well as 9-foot tables. The main room allows for guests of any age. They also have a Royal Room that is permitted for 18 or older. The Royal Room has Brunswick Gold Crown tables as well as Olhausen tables. They also offer APA Pool League nights as well. 

Want to burn some rubber as you race your friends around the race track? Livingston’s indoor NasKart is the ultimate experience. This is the most fun you can have behind the wheel! After you take your qualifying lap, you line up and get your engines ready to win! There are two-seater options in case you and your friends want to race together. 

If you want to try different fun behind the wheel, enter the Spin Zone! This puts a spin on the traditional bumper car experience, literally! With disco lights and music, you can spin out of control as your bump and collide with your friends. 

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Eat & Drink

If you’re looking to stop for a bite to eat, check out their bar and grill. The full bar is surrounded by high-definition TVs, so you can meet up with friends for a beer or celebrate after a day of fun with a refreshing cocktail. Their grill is perfect for appetizers or a full lunch or dinner. You can order whatever you like on the menu and fill up to go out there and have more fun. They have burgers, salads, pizzas, and sandwiches for you to enjoy. Just don’t miss the Funnel Cake Fries or the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert!

Events & Specials 

There are many specials here at Livingston’s throughout the week, so you can always find something exciting going on. For instance, Thursday nights are Ladies Nights. This is perfect for a girl’s night out with free pool all night and drinks specials for the ladies. Another popular special is the 2-attraction special for the Spin Zone and go-karts, allowing you to do both activities at one low price. Finally, on Tuesday nights, there is the APA Pool League and Industry Night for billiards. 

You can even celebrate birthday parties or other special events here! You can gather all of your friends and family and rent out a birthday room! There are several packages you can choose from depending on how many people are at your party. You can reserve an area for up to three hours and get pizza, soda, game cards, and more with your package. 

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Your Anna Maria Island Rental

After a long day of racing, bumper cars, arcade games, and more, make sure you have a place to rest! Of all the Anna Maria Island resorts you can choose from, let us be your choice. With Anna Maria Beach Resort, you’ll be staying in one of the most luxurious Anna Maria Island rentals. You will have beachfront views, letting you soak in the sun and the sea, right from your windows. These resort rentals are the perfect place to relax the day away. You can even spend a lazy day inside while you relax on your couch and have a movie night with your family. 

Whether you go out to eat or stay at home, your fully stocked kitchen has all the appliances you could need to cook at home or heat up your meal from a night out. If you want to spend the day out on the beach, the beachfront is only minutes away! You can suit up, take a short walk out to the beach, and sink your toes right into the beautiful white sand of the Gulf Coast.