Learn More About Siesta Key

Tropical Beach Resorts is a heartbeat away from the sparkling shores of the Gulf of Mexico on sun-kissed Siesta Key.

Naturally, you'll want to spend time on our world-famous beaches, renowned for their cool, powder white sands. In the morning, stroll along the water's edge with coffee in hand and greet the day.

Your companions will likely be gulls overhead, sandpipers on shore and dolphins frolicking in the waters. Daytime activities are practically limitless. Rent bicycles from one of our local rental companies and hop on Siesta Key's bike path, which starts at the south end on Midnight Pass Road and goes up to the North Bridge. It's a very safe, refreshing and enjoyable way to see the area. You can also choose from a variety of watercraft rentals, including kayaks, Jet Skis and motorboats. Always obey the No Wake Zone and you might be rewarded with the moon face of a manatee staring up at you in wonder!

Learn More About Sarasota

The Cultural Capital of Florida, Sarasota is more than a day at the beach. From the circus – harkening back to the city's colorful roots – to theater, classic rock, blues, ballet, jazz, opera and art galleries, cultural attractions abound in our region. Experience a floral fantasy at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Meet giant sea creatures at Mote Marine Laboratory and explore John Ringling's legacy at the John and Mable Ringling Estate. Children love the exotic Sarasota Jungle Gardens, where they can safely get up close and personal with tropical birds and reptiles.

There are many enjoyable boat rides that leave from Marina Jack downtown. Tourists rave about Le Barge, a fun, palm-tree topped boat that inspires a sing-along and spontaneous dancing to live music. Alternately, Marina Jack II presents fine dining aboard an exquisitely elegant vessel. From casual, seaside eats and innovative cuisine to traditional classics, Sarasota's culinary scene sizzles with quality. Choices of ethnic foods range from Chinese, Japanese and Thai to French, Italian and Peruvian.

Shoppers will discover everything from one-of-a-kind art to haute designer couture. Visit Palm and Pineapple Avenues, Towles Court Artist Colony, Historic Burns Square and the internationally renowned St. Armands Circle for world-class shopping as well as fining dining. Sarasota is the heart of all that embodies the good life. Once you've experienced it, we know you too will fall in love with our beautiful city by the bay.

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