It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a winter or a summer getaway to Siesta Key in Florida of the US of A. The best way to enjoy one of the top beaches in the United States is experiencing Siesta Key like a local. On this post, we’ll tell you where to stay, what to eat, and what to do to vacation in Siesta like Garrett and Kelsey (a reference we’re hoping you don’t catch).
UPDATED ON AUGUST 2019.
Where to stay?
Sunset at Crescent Beach
To avoid spending your vacations trying to find parking, and to get the chance of living the dream of having a private beach, check out Tropical Beach Resorts and The Capri at Siesta. Tropical Beach Resorts has a direct footpath to the Public Beach and a Volleyball playing area. It also has amenities such as grills, beach towels, and beach chairs.
The Capri at Siesta is more private and preferred by couples. This ten room only boutique hotel also has a private pathway to Crescent Beach, and a courtyard where it would be a shame not to share a bottle of wine.
If you’re on a tighter budget or are looking for more space, take a look at the Airbnb’s and VRBO’s in the area. Click here for $40.00 USD travel credit on your first Airbnb booking.
You can stay a little further from the beach, but keep in mind traffic and parking can be a problem during weekends and holidays. You will need to use a rideshare service or drive to get to Siesta.
Bedroom & Living Room of the Dolphin Cottage at Siesta Key
For an example of what is an excellent rental property, recently, I stayed at a Cottage just steps (2 mins.) from the beach and about 8 minutes from Siesta Key Village. It was perfect for my husband, my dog, and me. Not having to look for parking in Siesta Key was a game changer!
But if a bigger group is going, there’s also a property on the same building that has three rooms, instead of one. Cottages like this one sometimes include beach chairs, towels, a full kitchen, and other amenities that’ll prevent that you overpack. Book the Dolphin Cottage at Siesta Key Here!
What to eat & drink?
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What to do?
As you can see, aside from going to the beach, and the endless offering of water sports, there are numerous things to do and places to check out in Siesta Key and surrounding areas. You can enjoy tasty and local food & drinks, wander in art galleries and have fun at special events.
If time is not a constraint, don’t forget to check other keys and their events, such as the St. Armands Circle Craft Festival in June, and Taste of St. Armands in October.