Local Attractions

Siesta Key’s famously beautiful stretches of sand are ideal for lazy beach days, but active vacationers will find plenty of ways to crank up their adrenaline levels. Parasailing, jet skiing, and snorkeling are great ways to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf and bay. Volleyball courts right on Siesta Key’s beaches attract players and spring break exhibition tournaments each year. In June, the Siesta Key Pro-Am Volleyball West Coast Opener brings some of the area’s best players to town. With more than 30 golf courses throughout Sarasota county, golfers of every ability flock to the area. Canoe trips through South Lido Park's mangrove tunnels, and hikes on nature trails winding through Myakka River State Park offer visitors glimpses of exotic wildlife and flowers. Tennis courts abound, so avid players will have plenty of opportunities to practice their swings. Fans of Major League Baseball enjoy catching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles in their spring training games. Fans of fishing love catching prize grouper, snapper, and snook in the bay.

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