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Old 02-07-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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I'm a 30 year old mom, coming to vacation ALONE!!!! I would like to kayak, fish, lay on the beach, and eat lots of seafood from non-chain places. Is siesta key the right place for me??
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:00 AM
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I think you will have a great time on Siesta Key, can't go wrong with a vacation there in my opinion.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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I think Siesta is a great place to vacation, for anyone. There's just enough to do and plenty of places to just unwind and relax.

The Beach Club is one of the best nightclubs on the key. On Sunday nights they have some pretty good reggae bands.

Another place to check out is The Hub and The Daiquiri Deck.

For restaurants you might want to go to Blasé Café or I've heard The Cottage is good.

Here's a place where you can rent kayaks: Siesta Key Bike & Kayak is located in Siesta Key, Florida. We are 25 years of experience providing top-quality rentals making your vacation as hassle free as possible!
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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You will love it there! It is what caused us to want to buy down here. We go there often and hang out at the beach. SoFlGal is spot on with the places to hit as well. I walked up and down the beach (in town) and tried every bar to see who made the best Margaritas! Guess what - they all do!
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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We vacation in Sarasota fairly often and love Siesta Key. It is a beautiful beach...consistantly rated among the top beaches in the nation. But the area is really fantastic there. We enjoy the Ocean Blvd area quite a bit: Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Daiquiri Deck, Salty Dog...that entire area is pretty neat. We also enjoy driving over to Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant for some great seafood. Man Vs. Food filmed an episode in Sarasota awhile back. Definitely check that out for some other dining ideas.

But definitely listen to the locals here. They will steer you in the right direction.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Ohio/Sarasota
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I'm a 30 year old mom, coming to vacation ALONE!!!! I would like to kayak, fish, lay on the beach, and eat lots of seafood from non-chain places. Is siesta key the right place for me??

Siesta Beach is a great beach. While Siesta Village is wonderful there is a lot of great dining options off the key as well. Hopefully you will have a car. For seafood Phillipi Creek is good, but a bit overpriced IMO. I do like Walt's for cheap seafood, but sometimes it is hit and miss. Probably my personal favs are in Nokomis, about 15 miles south of Siesta Key. Captain Eddie's, Casey Key Fish House and Pop's Sunset Grill. The latter two are on the water. If you decide to visit, do not be afraid to ask questions.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I also love Siesta Key - we visited last winter and enjoyed every minute even though the weather was too chilly for swimming. Definitely want to get back there during warmer weather. This past fall we tried Sanibel and Captiva and enjoyed that as well, but I thought Siesta Key was much nicer with its sugar-white beach. Siesta Village was great with lots of options for dining and drinking and much quainter than the strip malls on Sanibel.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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Siesta Key is wonderful for the reasons already stated above. However, when we where there last week it was very busy and there were a lot of people around. If you want some peace and quiet with lots of alone time, Siesta Key may not be the best vacation spot for you. But if you want to vacation in a happening area and interact with people who are loving life, you cannot go wrong on Siesta Key. The beach sand is amazing - super fine, super soft and super cool to the touch.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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We love Siesta Key too. As far as the Margaritas, BH, IMHO, the Hub has the BEST!!
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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we loved it soo much, I'm 34 with a little one and we decided to buy a house and live there six months a year
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