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Things to do in Siesta Key

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Home of the whitest and purest sand in Florida. Very large attraction and a great place to go lay in the sun at the beach. Have fun getting the sand off you! It's a very fine sand, so comfy to walk on, but just tends to stick more. Local Tip: Off of Siesta Drive is a road called "Shell Road" Get there early or get lucky getting a spot on the street, very minimal parking. But the beach is small but you see tons of Yachts and boats come by and have a direct view of South Lido Beach. ”
  • 174 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“My favorite place in Siesta Key Village. Has live music most days and evenings. Good food too!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
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“for some seafood and frozen cocktails (note: there’s also one on St. Armand’s)”
  • 21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“948 Beach Rd. Enjoying its reputation as one of America’s Best Beaches, Siesta Beach is made famous by its sugar-fine, quartz-white sand. A short jaunt from the public beach is a village of outdoor dining, coffee shops and shopping.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Baja inspired cuisine with live music and outdoor seating. Great place to people watch in the heart of the Village.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Known world wide for a fun family evening with anyone welcome to bring their own percussion and spirit to the circle. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Nightspot featuring live bands 7 days a week, a rotating roster of DJs and weekly theme nights. This is probably the only place in America that you can be a 21 year old and bring your 80 year old grandpa and still be considered cool. There were all types of people dancing here, I loved it. And everyone accepted each other! I felt like I was on a different planet. The music was pretty fun and the drinks/bar was average but its a cool place to check out if you're in the area.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Tucked away, eclectic little beach spot. Nice change of scene from the typical beach bar vibe.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Gilligan's is a great bar / restaurant! Plus, the nightlife and live music here cannot be beat!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“South American inspired cuisine. Personal favorites include wonton tuna and grouper sandwich. Don't miss the inner courtyard with live music.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Late night eats right around the corner! Travel west down Redwood, take a left at the end of Redwood, turn right on Stickney Point, over the bridge and Daiquiri Deck is on the corner!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Looking for a great local breakfast or lunch spot on Siesta Key? Look no further. This has been a local favorite for many years”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“#1 Specialty Food Market in Siesta Key. Located near Island Time Rentals on the corner of Stickney Point Rd. & Midnight Pass Rd.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast spot for locals. Fresh and delicious. My favorite on the key. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“There are a lot of Publix Super Markets in Sarasota for a reason! The one listed is the closet to our location, but there are also several others close by. Stop by the deli to order a freshly made sub sandwich on your way to the beach! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Our favorite and closest beach, during season it’s not as crowded and the natural feature at the south end of rock outcroppings always bring views of wildlife for snorkelers and birders alike. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“My favorite place in Siesta Key Village. Has live music most days and evenings. Good food too!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
“for some seafood and frozen cocktails (note: there’s also one on St. Armand’s)”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Baja inspired cuisine with live music and outdoor seating. Great place to people watch in the heart of the Village.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Tucked away, eclectic little beach spot. Nice change of scene from the typical beach bar vibe.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Gilligan's is a great bar / restaurant! Plus, the nightlife and live music here cannot be beat!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“South American inspired cuisine. Personal favorites include wonton tuna and grouper sandwich. Don't miss the inner courtyard with live music.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Late night eats right around the corner! Travel west down Redwood, take a left at the end of Redwood, turn right on Stickney Point, over the bridge and Daiquiri Deck is on the corner!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Looking for a great local breakfast or lunch spot on Siesta Key? Look no further. This has been a local favorite for many years”
  • 13 locals recommend

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