SRQ is the airport designation for the Airport that services Sarasota and Manatee Counties. A number of companies use the designation to note that their service area stretches from the Skyway Bridge that crosses the mouth of Tampa Bay to the northern coast of Port Charlotte Harbor. The cities of Sarasota and Bradenton are thriving cultural centers for the Gulf Coast as the Ringling Circus wintered in the area over the last century. This band of performers attracted artists, musicians, dancers, and their patrons. Lakewood Ranch in Manatee County is one of the leading Planned Unit Developments in the United States. University Town Square, on the border of the two counties, is a retail dream come true. The beaches on this stretch of the Gulf Coast consistently rank among the best beaches in the world.