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Families will love:

  • Top-rated, sugar-sand beaches
  • Year-round water sports
  • Family-friendly dining and lodging

Part of the greater Sarasota area, Siesta Key skips to the beat of its own drum. That's particularly true on Sunday nights when one of Florida's biggest and most celebrated drum circles greets the sunset. Insular, yet easily accessible, Siesta Key claims an island personality that balances a youthful, laid-back vibe for families and an upscale, artsy one.

Although it ... more
Part of the greater Sarasota area, Siesta Key skips to the beat of its own drum. That's particularly true on Sunday nights when one of Florida's biggest and most celebrated drum circles greets the sunset. Insular, yet easily accessible, Siesta Key claims an island personality that balances a youthful, laid-back vibe for families and an upscale, artsy one.

Although it is convenient to Sarasota's plethora of cultural and historical attractions, Siesta Key's main attraction is outdoors on its beaches and in its gem-toned waters. The white sands mean no burning for tender little feet. Gentle Gulf of Mexico waves further endear it to families.

You won't find big chain hotels or franchise restaurants on Siesta Key. Many of its vacation accommodations are home and condo rentals, plus a number of charming boutique hotel and inn properties either on or near the beach or, at the south end, along Heron Lagoon. Restaurants cater to families with an abundance of ice cream and pizza shops and kids' menus.

Written by Chelle Koster Walton less

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