Florida Sea Turtles

 It’s almost sea turtle nesting season here on Siesta Key! Florida sea turtles nest every summer from early May through the end of October.  If your stay coincides with this season, then you have the opportunity to experience the nesting and/or hatching of sea turtles at one of our local beaches. Nesting When nesting, a turtle… Read More

Sarasota Greek Festival

Every year Sarasota hosts a festival celebrating Greek culture at St. Barbara Orthodox Church. The Sarasota Greek Festival will take place on February 8-11th 2018. This will be the 33rd annual St. Barbara Greek Festival or “Glendi”. The Greek Festival is a popular Sarasota event, attracting both visitors and residents each year. Food Explore the… Read More

Transportation Options to Get Around Siesta Key and the Sarasota Area

If you’re like many vacationers, you’ll to want to explore beautiful Siesta Key as soon as possible. However, if you don’t have transportation already arranged, traveling around can seem daunting. Luckily, getting around Siesta Key is easy with these transportation options: Uber Using the mobile-phone application, Uber allows its customers to catch a ride to… Read More

Shopping in Sarasota

Vacation often means time spent relaxing, eating in restaurants and shopping. Sarasota has many shopping locations for you to visit during your stay. Vintage, art, gift shops, bookstores, commercial clothing stores and more.  There is something to suit everyone’s personal shopping taste. St. Armand’s Circle This attractive island circle of businesses is a must-see. Located on Lido… Read More

Enjoying the Outdoors

If you’re the outdoorsy type, Sarasota has some great places for you to discover. There are plenty of places for you to enjoy the beauty of Florida’s nature during your vacation. If you enjoy seeing wildlife in its natural habitat and like to hike, walk, jog or bicycle in the great outdoors, you’ll enjoy visiting… Read More

Activities for Kids This Summer

If you’re on vacation with your kids, chances are you’re looking for a variety of activities for them to do. Here is a list of ideas for both outdoor and indoor summer activities in Sarasota: Stardust Skate Center This indoor roller skating rink includes lights, music, skating, contests and prizes. Stardust offers many different skating… Read More

Protecting Your Skin from the Florida Sun

When packing for your vacation in Florida, sunscreen might be the last thing on your mind. However, considering that Florida is situated much closer to the equator than other states, sunscreen is essential. Without sun protection, the high intensity of the Florida sun can quickly damage your skin. Using the right sun protection is very important…. Read More

Sarasota County Fair

The 81st annual Sarasota County Fair will take place from March 17th to the 26th. There is always plenty of entertainment at the county fair including rides, crafts, a science fair, livestock and horticulture displays, shows and performances, contests, a live auction and more. Activities This family friendly event includes rides and activities for all… Read More

Sarasota Spring Festivals

Spring is a time full of activity with plenty of events for all ages and interests. Here are some options for festivals during your spring vacation. Sarasota Jazz Festival The Sarasota Jazz Festival will take place on March 5th – 11th, 2017. The festival is the signature annual event of the Sarasota Jazz Club, one of the biggest… Read More

Seasonal Activities Guide

Sarasota hosts many annual activities that residents and visitors anticipate. Whatever the season, there is always something to do in Sarasota. Here are just some of Sarasota’s favorite annual events: Sarasota Exotic Car Fest Every year, exotic cars are displayed in downtown Sarasota. Ferraris, Rolls-Royces, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Alfa Romeos and more are on display. This event typically… Read More