Local Attractions Nearby Siesta Key
Within just 20 minutes from your door on tropical Siesta Key are some of the most interesting attractions in Florida. The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota’s crown jewel displays works by renowned Dutch and Italian renaissance masters. Sarasota also has its very own Opera House, Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Company and several theater companies including the Asolo Center for the Performing Arts and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Towles Court Artist Colony in downtown Sarasota is an eclectic assortment of talented artists living and working in cottages that were built in the 1920’s.
Selby Botanical Gardens is famous for its orchids, palms and other exotic plants from all over the world. On City Island in Sarasota, you will find the Mote Marine Aquarium where you will see manatees, sharks, sea turtles and much more.
Florida’s unspoiled wilderness is yours to enjoy at nearby Myakka River State Park where you can see alligators, deer, fox, bobcats, owls and majestic bald eagles in their natural habitat. Closer to home is golfing, tennis, snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, greyhound racing, world class shopping, dozens of fine restaurants and nightclubs. For the sports minded spectators, professional baseball, football and hockey are available in nearby St. Petersburg and Tampa.
A one-hour drive will bring you to Busch Gardens and the Salvador Dali Museum and a two-hour drive will bring you to the following world-famous theme park destinations of Walt Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios and Sea World, to name a few.