I am planning on heading to FL area in September to celebrate my 40th birthday. I am thinking of staying a few nights in either Longboat Key or Venice then from there I am heading to Siesta Key FL area which I love and then 1 night in Treasure Island (Never been there) My question is I receive great employee rates at hotels since I am in hospitality and I can receive a great rate in Venice that includes breakfast. Is Longboat Key really worth checking out? Is it an expensive area? I do receive a special rate at 1 of the hotels there but it doesn't include breakfast. With Venice I wanted to hang at Sharky's I wasn't able to do that on my last trip. It just looks fun and good for this bday celebration.
Last year I also visited Marco Island for a wedding and loved Naples/Marco Island area but mainly for the food...lol love Siesta Key for the beautiful beach, nice pool at the Hyatt in Sarasota, and great food in Siesta Key area. I love really nice pools. A pool similar to the pool at the Marriott in Marco Island. I do like a nice beach too but not with alot of shells.
Let me know what you think. Or should I consider any other areas near this area? It's pricy to stay in Treasure Island so I haven't been able to find too many deals there. IF I staying St Petes I can but some reviews seem mixed about that area. With Treasure Island I want to get there to go to some of their tiki bars. It seems like a neat area. Should I stay in that are more than 1 night?