No, not necessarily.
There are several shops and restaurants within walking distance, to name a few:
- Captain Curts
- Sniki Tiki
- City Pizza
- Claytons Siesta Grille
- Big Water Fish Market
- Daiquiri Deck
- Toasted Mango
- and more!
You will also find a 7-11, and a few places to enjoy nightlife within walking distance.
Siesta Village, where there are many more shops and restaurants, is approximately 3 miles north of us.
There is also a complimentary free trolley that collects across the street and runs up and down the island until 10pm nightly. There are also multiple free rides that operate like a taxi service and provides free rides (tips are appreciated) anywhere on the village 7 days per week from 10am-2am daily. On the mainland of Sarasota, you will find an abundance of restaurants, local and chain types, shopping centers, movie theaters and nightlife.
You can expect to drive between 5-15 minutes to reach any of these places in Sarasota. Uber and Lyft is also very popular on Siesta Key and Sarasota.