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Where will you be spending Happy Hour on Siesta Key?

By | June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You are on vacation, right? Then there is no need to wait until the sun goes down to enjoy a few drinks any day of the week on your trip. Plus, who doesn’t love drink and food specials? Here are a few hot spots Siesta Key Village has to offer. Feel free to bar hop and experience all of them! That’s one of the many wonderful qualities of The Village here, there is plenty to see but all in one manageable size strip of the key, so you can explore it all. […]

You probably know that Sarasota is famous for its beautiful beaches, but did you know it is also famous for its Ringling Circus heritage?

By | June 19th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus was a world-renowned show that traveled across the United States, and had its winter headquarters settled in Sarasota. One of the brothers, John Ringling, was a great deal of importance in the modern development in Sarasota. He also bought water front land, which he then built a mansion on and later built a museum to hold him and his wife, Mable’s, collection of Baroque art. It wasn’t long before John became extremely wealthy and bought the American Circus Corporation, thus owning every traveling circus in America. During this time he traveled Europe while adding to his art collection, which is now the couples growing legacy: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; a unique gem of Sarasota. […]

What is the meaning behind celebrating Memorial Day?

By | May 25th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What is the meaning behind celebrating Memorial Day? […]

Do I need a car when I visit Siesta Key?

By | May 12th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do I need a car when I come to Siesta Key? […]

Where can you and your children go for Easter on Siesta Key?

By | April 18th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Easter Sunrise Service on Siesta KeySiesta Key is home to several beautiful churches if you prefer a more traditional service:St Boniface Episcopal Church5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242www.bonifacechurch.org […]

Could you take our picture on Sarasota’s Bayfront?

By | April 5th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A picture with the Unconditional Surrender, the Famous WWII "Kissing Sailor" Statue, is a Sarasota Tradition […]

What is there for kids to do in Sarasota?

By | February 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is plenty to do for kids in Sarasota!  […]

Renew your vows on Siesta Key this Valentine’s Day

By | February 10th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Register today to “Say I Do Again” while renewing your vows on Siesta Key… The #1 Beach in America! […]

How should we celebrate our anniversary in Sarasota?

By | December 31st, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Draw your own heart in the white sands at Tropical Beach Resorts on beautiful, Siesta Key, FLHow should we celebrate our anniversary in Sarasota? […]

Siesta Key Paddleboard Time!

By | September 25th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

SUP w/ Studio Rubylake on Siesta Key. Stand Up PaddleboardStand Up Paddleboarding,(SUP), is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports on Siesta Key! Recently, I decided to try paddle boarding myself. I wanted to be able to share a first- hand experience with our interested Tropical Beach Resort guests. Let me start by saying, I don’t think anyone would use the word “athletic†when describing me, and I can’t ever recall being referred to as graceful in my lifetime. Don’t get me wrong, I like to play outside and have fun… but I was seriously wondering if I would be falling off my SUP in the first five minutes. I called a couple of my friends (also fun- loving middle-aged women) that had never gone paddle boarding before and asked them if they would take a leap of faith, grab a couple boards, and hit the calm beautiful Sarasota waters with me while we made a video. We decided to take a popular Siesta Key instructor with us on this journey who quickly taught us the ins and outs of SUP, and offered to give us a private Pilates class on the water. Courtney Kees, from Studio RubyLake, immediately put us at ease, and we began to trust very quickly that we had a pretty good chance of staying on our boards. One of the first things I noticed was how spectacular our views were as we were standing up tall, spotting dolphins. I found my experience to be exciting and yet peaceful at the same time. It dawned on me that this was actually a really great way to get a super overall workout. Paddle boarding makes us use our balance and strength to remain upright while we propel ourselves in the water. This means that we are truly using almost every muscle at some point while still being gentle on our bodies. (Taking it easy on the joints and knees, thank-you!) Cardio fitness is said to greatly improve with SUP, and although I have not been doing it long enough to confirm this, I can confirm that it’s a great core workout and has helped me increase my balance. My girlfriends and I really loved practicing Pilates on our boards. It definitely added some extra balance to the activity. The ambiance of being on the water along with the sunshine made the experience feel a lot more like fun than exercise. […]