3-Day Weekending in Siesta Key


There is a reason that Siesta Key has been voted America s #1 Beach – such a great place to spend a long weekend. It s a beautiful beach with tons of activities, the most delicious places to eat, great happy hours and a large supply of vacation rentals for both couples and families. We ve been a few times and love going back. This past weekend we stayed with my family for a long weekend celebrating my sister s 14th birthday and although we had some unfortunate and uncharacteristic rainy weather it was still a great trip!

Where We Stayed

You MUST stay in Siesta Key Village – it s the best part of the Key! We always stay in this area when we go, it s on the tip of the key; a little hub of vacation condos or houses, restaurants and a much less crowded area of the beach. This time, we rented a large condo – The Mahi – from Siesta Key Luxury Rentals. It was spacious (plenty of room for 8 of us), very clean, and about a 2 minute walk to both the beach and village restaurants. I would definitely recommend booking a rental through this company.

Where We Ate

On the way in we had lunch at The Boatyard. It s right on the water before you go over the bridge to get on Siesta Key. It s a perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather and water.

Our first stop after checking in was Daquiri Deck Happy Hour – 2 for 1 frozen daiquiris in every flavor you can imagine!

Next was the hubs favorite – oyster happy hour at SKOB. They also have a full menu of great food for the non oyster lovers like me

Birthday Dinner was at The Lobster Pot – a splurge but excellent seafood!

Our absolute favorite restaurant is Bonjour French Cafe where we had breakfast (twice!) and never miss on a trip to the Key. The best part: Gluten Free crepes!!

What We Did

We spent a good amount of time at the condo playing games, doing puzzles and sipping drinks due to the rain but when it wasn t raining we spent our time in the clear blue ocean water or relaxing on the beach. The guys went fishing practically all night, it s a great fishing spot, I hear They also offer paddle board, kayak, bike and various game rentals.

You can t go wrong taking a trip to Siesta Key, I promise!

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