Hey Vacay

Our Favorite Sarasota Airbnbs

From midcentury modern charm to beachy, postcard-perfect getaways, check out these highly bookable homes for less than $240 a night.

09/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

On Guard!

The Best Lifeguards in Florida Descended on Siesta Beach This Week

A glimpse in photos of this week’s steamy Siesta Key lifeguard competition.

07/22/2021 Photography by Chad Spencer

Sponsored Content

Open House: Siesta Key Mid-Century Modern Hits the Market

This rare find is being sold fully furnished and is perfect for the retro beach lover.

07/01/2021

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Ride Electric Bikes on Siesta Key Beach

Cruise along Siesta's white sand on an electric bike with Endless Summer SRQ.

10/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Flashback

Flashback: Siesta Beach Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest, 1976

A free, family-friendly tradition for 46 years on America’s No. 1 beach.

05/20/2020 By Ilene Denton

Tourism

Siesta Ranked the 15th Most Affordable Beach in the U.S.

To create the list, researchers examined the cost of parking, sunscreen, water, fish tacos, beer, cocktails and accommodations.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Weekly Planner

Breakfast with Santa, Beer Garden Bazaars and More Local Dining Events this Week

Including a vegan cheese and wine night and the Siesta Beach Seafood and Music Festival.

11/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Sand Sport

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Brings Friendly Competition to a Childhood Pastime

The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is less "fun in the sun" and more "blood, sweat and tears."

11/08/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Insider's Guide 2017

The Drum Circle is a Siesta Key Beach Institution

Siesta’s Drum Circle offers free-flowing fun at sunset.

11/30/2017 By Pam Daniel

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: Siesta Key

Your guide to the nation’s best beach and the community surrounding it.

09/25/2017 Edited by Pam Daniel

The Sandmen

Siesta Key Beach Sand is Prized Around the Globe

International Sand Collectors Society members collect sand from all over the world.

08/25/2017 By Rick Morgan

Siesta Sanctuary

Siesta Key Beach is Home to One of the Most Consequential Conservation Areas in Sarasota County

A sliver of beach is a lifeline for the imperiled snowy plover.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Weekly Planner

A Seafood Music Festival, Holiday Art Walk and More Local Dining Events

Including Michael's On East's annual Champagne tasting.

11/30/2016 By Lana Allen

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 10/4/16

Stormy skies, lavish sunsets and serene beaches--here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

10/04/2016 By Lana Allen

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 9/7/16

Stormy nights, beaches, birds -- here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

09/07/2016 By Lana Allen

Family Fun Guide

Eight Great Sarasota Playgrounds

Looking for a great local playground for the little ones? We've got you covered.

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: May 5-11

Josephine opens at Asolo Rep, Siesta Beach amateur sand sculpture contest, Pickin’ Picnic and more.

05/05/2016 By Ilene Denton

V-Day Cheat Sheet

What to Do for Valentine's Day in Sarasota

A handy guide to Valentine's Day in Sarasota for every type of personality.

02/10/2016 By Megan McDonald

Beach Eats

Our Concession Stand Favorites

Where to grab grub on the beach.

12/01/2015 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Chad Spencer

Article

A Paul Rudolph-Designed Beach House Stays True to Its Heritage

The home is a tiny masterpiece.

09/30/2015 By Robert Plunket