Visitors to Siesta Key, Florida play on the beaches, enjoy water activities, go hiking and stroll through Siesta Village. Siesta Village offers live music by the Siesta Key Drum Circle, craft fairs and street performers.
Siesta Key offers visitors plenty of water-related activities, such as sailing, boating and swimming. Visitors can spend time sunning on the beaches or playing beach volleyball. They can show their artistic sides by participating in the International Sand Contest, an annual event where people from all over the world compete for the best sand sculpture or sand castle.
There are several tour companies that offer boat tours around Siesta Key and the Gulf of Mexico, allowing guests the opportunity to catch a glimpse of dolphin pods and other marine life. Instead of booking passage on a boat, visitors can charter their own boats and explore the area at their leisure.
Visitors can learn more about the local marine life at the marine laboratory or go wildlife watching at the state parks. They can explore nature at nearby state parks, such as Venetian Waterway Park, Myakka River State Park and Oscar Scherer State Park. Myakka River State Park is a 57-mile preserve that encompasses wetlands, woodlands and grasslands. Visitors can hike along the trails or the 100-foot high wooden walkways for a bird's-eye view of the area.