Siesta Village >>
In addition to a wide, white beach that’s been named the nation’s best, Siesta Key has a lively little village at the center of the island, with beachy bars, restaurants, shops and lodging. Steps away from wave- and dolphin-watching, you can catch lunch, buy a new bathing suit or cool off at watering holes like The Old Salty Dog, Siesta Key Oyster Bar and The Beach Club, where musicians rock the night.
Myakka River State Park >>
This is the Myakka River, Florida’s first state-designated wild and scenic river, and it flows through a vast expanse of unspoiled wetlands, prairies, hammocks and pinelands that make up Myakka River State Park. Boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on the water while hikers and bicyclists explore miles of trails and backroads.
Sarasota Beaches >>
Sun, sand and water are three things Sarasota has an abundance of, but not all Sarasota beaches are the same. Six islands line Sarasota’s extensive coastline, each revealing its own personality, recreational options and natural beauty. Don’t worry; you don’t have to choose just one.