"Take a boat out and go fishing.... you never know what you'll catch! Parasailing and sail surfing are also big in Siesta Keys and always a good way to see the shore."
"In Venice they have a jazz festival yearly that has artists from all over. Definitely not a festival to miss!"
"St. Armand's Circle and the shops downtown in Venice should not be missed! Which such a wide array of stores, you will find something for everyone in your family, or that special something just for you!"
"Don't miss checking out the Sunday night "drumming circle" on Siesta Key Public Beach. It starts up about an hour before sunset and draws a large crowd of drummers, dancers, and spectators every Sunday! It’s lots of fun for the entire family. Siesta Key Village offers an array of talented musicians performing at a variety of restaurant/bars, nightly, and sometimes during the day. Take a stroll down through the Village to find your favorite place."
"Siesta Key has the whitest sand beaches in the world, turquoise waters, and the vibrant Siesta Village with food, music, art, and shopping – always a fun scene."
"Sarasota has some of the best live music options of anywhere I have traveled. The musicians are very talented, with southern rock & roll, the blues, and awesome jams happening nearly every night in many different locations. With nightly sunsets that should not be missed, restaurants with great food and atmosphere, and live music that makes one want to dance all night, plan on fun-filled evenings that you will want to repeat over and over again."
"Family fun is all around in Sarasota and Siesta Key. Rent a boat and fish some of the hottest fishing spots on the east coast, spend the day at the beach snorkeling, swimming, sunning, shelling, visit Mayakka State Park and canoe down the river while watching the wildlife and alligators, ride bikes along the beach, there are so many things to do as a family that the list goes on and on..."
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"For family fun, check out either Disney (a 2 hour drive away) or Busch Gardens (45 minutes away)."
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"Fish and shellfish are always great in our area and there are many great places to try it. The best clam chowder is at Captain Curt’s, which is walking distance from our condo. Maybe even try the gater bites!!"
"Visiting the "Village" in Siesta Key is a must and is very laid back. For more upscale dining and shopping take a 15 minute drive into the City of Sarasota and visit the famous St Armands Circle."
"We're all about the beach, but a trip to Mote Aquarium is wonderful. It’s small enough not to wear the kids out, big enough to learn a lot about local marine life."
"Deep sea or backwater fishing can be a real thrill. Or, how about renting a jet ski and enjoying the sites from the waterway?"
"Sarasota is a huge art and music community! There’s theater, all kinds of music, and a very charming gallery district."
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"For nightlife, I recommend Marina Jacks, Ophelia's, Euphemia Haye, Yumi Sushi, Darwin's, or Burns Court."