1735 Stickney Point Rd
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Do what the natives do…
When traveling to Siesta Key in beautiful Sarasota, you must find a way to get out on the water. You can bring your boat or there are boat rentals available. If you prefer the more leisurely pace you can try kayaking. There are also many tour boats where you can let someone else do the driving for you such as Dolphin, Sunset and Sightseeing Tours or try a Romantic Sailboat Cruise. There are many types of tours to choose from when you are surrounded by water. Here are a few more; Wildlife Tours, Dinner Boat Cruises, exploring the sea life of the local waters, or try an exciting new land tour that is one of a kind on a Segway Tour.
The privilege here is to enjoy an array of cultural performances and museums usually reserved for much larger cities. Live theater and the community’s own ballet, opera and symphonies are complimented by museums showcasing everything from Ruben’s masterpieces, to Asian art, to Circus memorabilia sure to revive childhood memories of the Big Top. It’s no secret that John Ringling scattered his flair for culture and beauty throughout the Sarasota area, which continues to applaud the arts of all kinds.
Everyone feels like “a kid at heart” when you get up close and personal with sea critters at Mote Aquarium or the flocks of pink flamingos and exciting reptile and bird shows Jungle Gardens. Be “wowed” by the interactive science exhibits at G.WIZ. Relive local history at Historic Spanish Point with its 4,000-year-old ancient Indian settlement. Or lose yourself in the world-class Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a wonderland of tropical plants and over 6,000 orchids.
There is so much natural beauty you’ll discover canoeing or kayaking in Siesta Key’s watery trail through a tunnel of mangroves, or examining marine life on a bay cruise. View bromeliads growing in the wild along th local courses are in the top 100 places to play in the whole state. Always looking to improve your game? Top instructors can show you how to trim a slice and get to the green in two. So grab your clubs and make the most difficult decision of the day Ñ which fairway to play. We offer a Golf Package with 4 courses; Waterford Golf Club, Calusa Lakes Golf Club, The Golf Club Capri Isles and Oak Ford Golf Club.
Whether you are looking for souvenirs, groceries, gifts, or island clothing, Siesta Key has many stores to choose from. Siesta Key Village has two shopping district, which are found on the northwest and south ends of the Key. You will find unique boutiques, galleries, salons and shops in which to indulge yourself. Off of the island you can explore the uniqueness of St. Armands Circle with its collection of upscale shops and specialty stores. Downtown Sarasota offers small-town Americana on Main Street, or visit the Towles Court Artist Colony, for this is the place where art comes alive. If you like your shopping action packed, enjoy the variety of several indoor malls or the bargain bonanzas at the nearby outlet mall.
Siesta Key is known for its restaurants and their extensive menus of flavors are sure to satisfy. The Seafood delicacies include lobster, crab, blackened fish, raw oysters, and unique, Gulf Coast seafood dishes. Off the island, Sarasota offers elegant dining. The region overflows in award winners from famous circles. Amish restaurants serve heaping portions of comfort food and French bakeries tempt with delicate pastries. Here are some of Captiva Beach Resort favorites that we use in our packages Cafe Baci, Ophelia’s in Turtle Beach, Bella Roma in the Village or Javier’s. Whether you enjoy formal or family-oriented dining, you will find it here, complete with nightclubs hosting music and dancing.
Day Trips from Sarasota
Tampa/St.Pete – 1 hour
Busch Gardens & Adventure Island – 800-4adventure
Orlando – 2 hours
Disney World – 407-824-4321
Sea World – 800-4adventure
Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure – 800-U-escape
Ft. Myers – 1 hour 15 minutes
Miami – 3 hours