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Siesta Key is one of the best places for spending a vacation in the US. It is a barrier island that has one of the most amazing beaches on the whole North American continent. Siesta Key has a very nice location between the cosmopolitan city of Sarasota and the Gulf of Mexico. The climate in Siesta Key is sub-tropical, which means eternal sunshine and warm weather. Average winter temperatures are in the upper 20s C, while average summer temperatures are in the upper 30 C. The perfect weather has created a great ecosystem with an exotic animal life and beautiful plants. What attracts people to Siesta Key the most are the crystal clear turquoise waters and amazing sandy beaches.
Siesta Key has always been most the popular place for spending a summer vacation in the US. It is a relatively small place, but it is still very close to the bigger city of Sarasota just a few minutes away west. The system for public transportation works great and tourists have no trouble moving around the resort and to nearby places. Siesta Key is well connected with the Florida mainland with two bridges. Regarding the accommodation here, you can choose between numerous hotels, apartments, small cottages or large multimillion homes for rent.
Siesta Key has a couple of large and very popular shopping centers. There you can find everything you need, ranging from brand clothing to souvenirs and nice restaurants. The nightlife is very rich. Here you will find lots of beach bars and clubs, and most of them have nice tropical themes.
Siesta Key`s most popular place is the Village. This is the center of all activities where you will find lots of shops, places to eat, cafés, and children playgrounds. This is the place where many people enjoy a walk after spending their day sunbathing and swimming.
When it comes to beaches, Siesta Key`s beaches are well known and famous for their white sands and clear waters. Siesta Key Beach is the most popular of all. A few years back, this beach was labeled as America`s number one beach in all categories. It is almost a kilometer long beach, stretching alongside the coast of Gulf of Mexico. The sand has a bright white color and is soft like a powder. On this beach you will find lots of beach volleyball courts and tennis courts, picnic areas and barbeque grills, as well as lots of playgrounds for the kids. Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach are other equally beautiful beaches well worth of visiting.
Besides great beaches, Siesta Key has numerous festivals throughout the year. In the month of May there is an annual contest for building sand sculptures. Besides that, you can go boarding, surfing or parasailing on all beaches. Point of Rocks is a great place to see, located on the west side of the key. This place used to serve as a hidden spot for the pirates in the past. It is also famous for being the best place for snorkeling in Florida. If you still want something more, Sarasota city is very close where you will find many historic places, shops and museums.