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“Great beach, food prices sky high”
Review of Siesta Key

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Central VA
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
“Great beach, food prices sky high”
Reviewed 28 October 2009

We recently met with family members in Siesta Key, FL for a family vacation. The Siesta Beach is the best I've been to in the states, even better than those in Honolulu. We saw record heat while we were there for early October, so the water was bath warm and not very refreshing, but crystal clear. The Village makes for several nice trips. The restaurants are mediocre and way over priced. I would recommend Sonny's BBQ in Sarasota HIGHLY! Their prices are great and the food is amazing! If you have kids, you must visit the Bayfront Park in Sarasota. The splash park there is great for all ages of kids and they have a great playground. The scenery is beautiful to look at while you let your kids have fun. We also went to Myakka State Park, I'd save that trip, honestly and I like the outdoors as much as the next person. I'd just do one of the Everglades all day tours. We did that last time and it was awesome.

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Thank husbandhatestravel
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pennsylvania
1 review
“beautiful”
Reviewed 28 October 2009

siesta key has beautiful white, soft beaches and a great village for shopping and night life. took my 5 year old in october and we had a great time. will definitely go back next year!!!

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Thank rockyandbella
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chicago
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
“Beach vacation in Siesta Key, Florida”
Reviewed 12 October 2009

M.J. from Warrenville, Illinois We love the fabulous sunsets and the beautiful birds that soar over the Gulf waters. This is definitely the best beach in the world, in my opinion. A place to shed your worries and relax on the sugar sand beach. It's a beach made for walking, biking or just hanging out with a book.

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Leesburg, VA
1 review
2 helpful votes
“Siesta Key”
Reviewed 12 October 2009

Siesta Key is a wonderful vacation spot. It has it all....beach within walking distance, fun little bars, and excellent dining! Be sure to visit the Old Salty Dog and have one of their famous hot dogs. Also, one of the local favorites is the Daquari Deck that has tons of different flavored drinks that you can sip out on their open deck. Night life is always great if you want to go to a bar and see some live music. The "village" of Siesta Key, as it is known, is where most of the action is. If you can't stay right in Siesta you can stay in the city od Sarasota which is nearby. We love it there and can't wait to go back!

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Dayton, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
6 helpful votes
“Flawless Beaches”
Reviewed 9 October 2009

We spent two weeks at Siesta Key, Florida. We stayed at the condos on Turtle Beach. The location is perfect along a quiet stretch of beautiful sandy beach.

The sunsets every single night were spectacular - each one different and breath-taking. I learned my 15 year old son is a romantic. He swears when he finds that "special woman" he will take her to a Siesta Key sunset and propose. (Many years from now!)

We were only minutes away from the main Siesta Key beach - the white sand is incredible. They have a place to rent umbrellas and lounge chairs. It is well worth the cost. The sun can be intense and the shade is a welcome respite for fair skinned Ohioans. We spent hours in the water. The water is so clear you can easily see the ocean floor while your swimming. It’s fascinating to see all the fish that swim by!

There are lots of things to do from family entertainments to quiet evenings. Parasailing, paddle boats, putt-putt, Gulf tours, etc. There are multiple restaurants to satisfy all the picky eaters and all the restaurants are great.

Overall, the entire family agrees, this was the best vacation ever!

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