Visit Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL

by | Jan 3, 2012

Looking for a great place to vacation? Try the beach voted number one in the U.S., Siesta Key Beach in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. The beach is terrific and Dr. Beach considers many different criteria when grading the top beach in the nation: water quality, weather, facilities, crowds, sand, cleanliness, parking, surf, activities, size, and width of beach. The water is crystal clear and the surf is usually gentle and shallow enough for children. The sand is pure and white, almost like sugar. The weather is temperate year round, and the breezes make it pleasant even in summer. Facilities are convenient and tennis, beach volleyball, and other activities are available. The ribbon of beach covers over forty acres and the 100 yard width ensures that there are almost never wall-to-wall beachgoers climbing all over each other. There is free parking available and traffic isn’t crazy.  Where is Sarasota located?  Sarasota is one hour south of Tampa on the Gulf coast of Florida.

Bring the kids and visit Mote Marine Aquarium where kids will delight in the sea life. To see more Florida wildlife, check out the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. The children will also enjoy the Myakka River State Park, Almost Heaven Kayaks, and, if they’re particularly daring, they can go parasailing.

Myakka River State Park covers hundreds of square miles of virgin Florida surroundings, and includes a tower from which visitors can view a panoramic view that is breathtaking.

Siesta Key offers great shopping, and a huge array of wonderful restaurants. There are many great accommodations including hotels, cottages, condos, and homes for rent. Sarasota has a number of Amish/Mennonite restaurants that offer the home baked foods which have become famous. The area is known for fine dining, which includes two four-diamond restaurants: Michael’s on East, and Vernona’s at the Ritz-Carlton.

Cultural attractions include the Ringling Museum of Art, the lush Selby Gardens, the Players Theatre, Circus Sarasota, and the Florida Winefest.

Looking for more outdoor fun? Go deep sea fishing, rent a bike, kayak, scooter, skim board, and so much more from convenient places such as Siesta Key Sport Rentals. Sarasota, or more specifically, Siesta Key, is one of the best kept secrets in the state of Florida. Most tourists flock to Tampa, Miami, Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando. They don’t realize they’re passing over one of the most tourist-friendly towns in the state. You can avoid the traffic jams of the larger cities.  Kick back and enjoy the peace of a city in repose, yet one that offers all the attractions you could wish for. Parents, bring the whole family for vacation heaven. And if couples need a few hours of adult time, Elite Family Care has wonderful babysitters for vacationing families.  Check out our site

Debra Fortosis

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