Though many people look to escape the winter by heading down to Florida for a few months, summertime can be another amazing time to come to Sarasota and the surrounding areas.
It’s the perfect time for families to travel with the kids and the weather can’t be beaten!
Renting a Seasonal Vacation Rental
No great vacation lasts only a week. To get the most value and enjoyment from a Florida beach vacation, many people book monthly or seasonal vacation rentals to stay in. This way, you can enjoy the area, do all of the things you’d like to do, have plenty of time to relax on the beach and do it all with the comforts of a home to go back to every night.
We often hear that guests like to enjoy the residential life while on vacation, not the resort life – although some great golfing communities offer similar amenities. Having your own place to come unwind in gives you a totally different experience than at a resort or hotel where you’re surrounded by people and don’t have much privacy for yourself.
Summer in Sarasota
Sarasota and the surrounding areas like Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, and more are all home to amazing beaches, fantastic arts and culture, and warm weather year round.
If you’re looking for some fun ways to cool down in the summer, be sure to hop over to our post…
In the article, we share a few of our favorite ways to feel the breeze and wade in the beautiful waters on the Gulf.
But there are plenty of activities to do during the summer, including:
Whether you prefer to stay on the shore or go for an offshore charter, an afternoon spent with a rod and reel in hand is a terrific way to pass the time. Head out to the Ken Thompson Pass fishing pier, the Ringling Causeway Park fishing pier, or the Venice fishing pier to keep your feet on land, or if you have your eye on the big catch, hit they bay or the Gulf on a charter fishing tour.
Hit the Beach
TripAdvisor named Siesta Key Beach the Best Beach in the U.S. in 2015 due to its sparkling white, powdery sand that stays cool even on the hottest days. But there are plenty of beaches to choose from depending on what amenities you want and how big of a crowd you’re looking to avoid.
A summer vacation would not be complete without a barbeque. Many of the beaches offer grills, but Ted Sperling Park at South Lido Beach is a great natural Florida beach for grilling up some grub. In addition to grills, picnic tables and playground equipment, the Lido Beach Park includes self-guided nature trails with beaches along Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as kayak and canoe launches and trails.
Get Back to Nature
Beyond the beach, Florida offers a unique natural landscape. Myakka Wildlife Tours and The Sarasota Bay Explorers take advantage of Sarasota's natural landscape to provide a variety of tours that explore different parts of the area's diverse ecological environments.
Walk, kayak, boat or airboat your way through the wilderness and spot the wonderful wildlife of Florida!
Visit a Museum
Located less than twenty minutes from Sarasota in neighboring Manatee County, the South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium presents the unique opportunity to take an educational journey that starts in prehistoric Florida and travels across the cosmos.
If you’re more of an arts connoisseur, Ringling Museum might be more up your alley.
Find out more about the art scene in Sarasota in our post…
Sarasota: A Splash of Art Culture
Of course, these are only a few of the things to enjoy when visiting the Gulf Coast of Florida. By staying in a seasonal vacation rental property from Jennette Properties you have access to living like a native and enjoying all of the amenities of home while you’re exploring Sarasota. To find out more about the area and about our available properties, contact us today.