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.