Siesta Key is an absolutely beautiful beach town near Sarasota and Tampa. If you’re looking for things to do in Siesta Key besides the beaches, you’ve come to the right place! This bustling island is full of life and so many things to do to keep your family entertained.
Other than a relaxing day at the beach, Siesta Key has a ton to offer. This once very simple town is now overflowing with wonderful places to eat, entertainment, shows, activities, and nightlife! Blink twice and you’ll miss it, but try your best not to!
The Siesta Key Village is one of the main bustle areas. It is home to many restaurants, shows, bars, shops, and festivals. If you have little ones, you’re in luck! The area is quite small so it is easy to walk through and navigate. It is also very “homey” so your experience won’t be as overwhelming for you and your family. If you’re not looking to dine or shop, the Siesta Key Village is also just a nice place to walk around and enjoy. Depending on the time of day, you may be able to stop and enjoy some local music and entertainment while you’re out there!
I love a good hidden spot! Hidden near the beach, there is an absolutely beautiful area called Sunset Point. Here, there is a plethora of manmade rock formations where you and your family are able to hang out by. Let me tell you, you do not want to miss a sunset behind these rocks. While you’re here enjoying the view, it’s important to note that there isn’t much around like restaurants and bathrooms. However, that provides you and your family the wonderful opportunity to bring along a picnic. Nothing beats this fun evening with the kids!
One of the best things to do, and something you absolutely cannot miss out on, is a dolphin cruise. Siesta Key is home to one of the world’s largest populations of dolphins, with tons of pods hanging around the area every day. Embarking on a dolphin cruise is an experience like no other, and one you won’t be able to replicate with a pod in captivity. Here, you’ll be able to take part in a professionally-guided tour. Catch tons of bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat with Siesta Key Watersports for the most affordable tours!
If you happen to have a sweet tooth like me, you’re going to love this one! Meaney’s Mini Donuts & Coffee House, located in Siesta Village, is a must! If these famous donuts peak your interest, I suggest getting there earlier in the day. They’re so good, there’s almost always a line. This sweet treat is a local delicacy and Meaney’s offers specialty flavors such as strawberry cheesecake and apple pie! This is one you surely “donut” want to miss out on!
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