The beach is obviously one of the best vacation and relaxing spots on the planet, but it is also a very healthy choice of location and activity. Mental and physical health benefits are plentiful. The beach can help your skin, brain strength, muscles and overall health if you know the best way to utilize it.
Memorial Day is the first big holiday weekend of the summer season and Siesta Key is calling your name!
If you already have your reservation, then you are lucky! Hotels are very full this weekend with visitors coming from all over the state and the country. The island restaurants will also be very busy, so plan accordingly. It’s a vacation weekend and we are all on island time here, so sit back and relax and enjoy this little slice of paradise that is Siesta Key!!
Parking in Siesta Key Village will be at a premium so take advantage of one of the many free beach ride services. They will pick you up and drive you to your destination for free. They run until 2am every night.
SunRide Pedi Cab (941) 343-3400
Siesta Key Free Ride (941) 952-8294
Going to the beach is one of the most popular things to do during the day when visiting Siesta Key, in Sarasota, Florida. The tranquil gulf blue waters and soft ocean breezes just lend to days of rest and relaxation. However, sometimes, it is also nice to do some outdoor exploring off the island. Sarasota has so much beauty to offer on and off the water. Did you know that Sarasota County has 67,000 acres of natural preserves to enjoy? There in unlimited potential to explore. While visiting Sarasota, Florida explore some of the most beautiful Florida land on the west coast.
When is the last time you had a picnic at the park? Maybe your next vacation in Sarasota, Florida will include slowing down the pace, packing a delicious Sarasota picnic lunch or dinner, and heading out to one of the many local parks in the area.
Here is a list of a few parks which we love as locals:
- Phillippi Estate Park
- Myakka River Park
- Oscar Scherer State Park
- Sarasota Bay Front Park
- Gillispie Park
- South Lido Park
Favorite local places to grab some sweet, local picnic snacks close to Siesta Key:
- Crescent Market (delivery available)
- Publix (delivery available)
- Mortons Market
- Trader Joes
Remember to pack water and your sunscreen!
Want to really explore Sarasota County? Download this helpful guide
Looking for more fun filled ideas that won’t break the budget? Contact us directly at Tropical Beach Resorts on Siesta Key. Let us help you plan your next Sarasota vacation.
6717 Sara Sea Circle
Siesta Key, Sarasota Florida 34242
We match all online rates at the time of making reservation. Please call us directly and let us ensure that your reservation has personal signature service.
Trying to plan your next trip to Siesta Key and you’re not sure what to pack? Or whether you’ll be swimming in the Gulf? Well, this average gulf water temp guide and beach flag information just might give you a little hand! Of course the weather is always unpredictable, but this table below gives you a general idea of what the amazing Siesta Key weather may have in store for your next beach vacation. Read more
Great Food & Drinks: Siesta Key has an abundance of amazing restaurants with great food and drinks. The island has everything from delicious, fresh seafood and steak to a more casual vibe offering fish tacos and burgers. The Key is a great place to be whether you are looking for a fancy date night or a casual night out for drinks.
Become a Sarasota BayWant your kids to learn more about the ocean than they can by just visiting the beach? Interactive marine science boat trips and safaris are cruising through Sarasota Bay and Lido Park that are sure to get the whole family excited about marine life in Sarasota. There are 3 different eco tours available for you and your family to experience, that are in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.
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.