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The beautiful lush tropical 8 mile long barrier island of Siesta Key, Florida, with its quartz white award winning sand is the perfect vacation destination for any family or group. This stunning natural wonder lies just offshore of the exciting historic Sarasota area and is filled with the supremely elevated experience of tropical living —the best beaches, watersports, nightlife, restaurants and shopping. Siesta Key is one of several islands or “keys” out from the city of Sarasota. Siesta Key is located on the southwest coast of Sarasota Bay and just south of the Tampa Bay area. The five main areas of Siesta Key comprise Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, Siesta Key Village and Palmer Point Beach.
The year round population is 6500 with millions coming and going from the contiguous tourism areas of Sarasota/ Bradenton. Easy access to Siesta Key is just off I-75 and through the lovely west coast city of Sarasota. Area attractions lean toward the wonders of cultural refinement with symphony music, musical theatre, playhouses, ballet, opera, and grand museums. Top rated attractions for visitor enjoyment include the historic Ringling Museum, the Ringling mansion Ca d’Zan, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Mote Marine Aquarium, the Villages of Siesta Key and the Ed Smith Stadium, home of the Baltimore Orioles spring training camp.
The natural world is key to any visit to Siesta Key/Sarasota area. The fabulously warm sun of the vicinity lends itself to a diversity of fun outdoor activities. There are dozens of golf courses to enjoy in the area. Siesta Key Beach has won many accolades over the years and is a Trip Advisor 2015 Traveler’s Choice number 1 ranked beach destination. You can also take a trip into the natural world of the real untouched Florida at the local Myakka River State Park. Of course being on the sunny west coast of Florida there are endless opportunities for outdoor sports like fishing, baseball, cycling, kayaking, boating, scuba diving, tennis and running.
The climate of the Siesta Key/Sarasota area offers a prime winter season of temperatures from 71/77 degrees by day and 50/60 degrees by night making it a prime destination of “snowbirds” for well over a century. High humid atmospherics rule the day in the tourism summers with temps in the low to mid 90s with above 50% humidity. Some intermittent ocean breezes can make the summer easier to enjoy. Of course summer is a time when most of our visitors enjoy the pool or a swim in the bay as to cool off.
The unique beauty of the Siesta Key/Sarasota area is evident from its coastal streets lined with scenic marinas surrounded by glistening blue waters and soft white sandy beaches. The bustling activity of ultra-appealing dockside restaurants, festive pubs and specialty shops amid rows of palm trees is a huge international draw for visitors to this area. All these things make Siesta Key a consistently top rated American beach vacation destination. What more could anyone want than perfection?
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