Author: Best Western Siesta Key

January 29, 2018 The Return of Orioles Spring Training

Every year at this time, with anticipation, we await the return of the orange and black birds.  These are not just any birds.  Their return to Sarasota signals that magical time of year when Ed Smith Stadium comes alive and tourists and locals get to become up close and personal… Read More

August 30, 2017 Siesta Key Beach Sand is Prized Around the Globe

Image: Shutterstock On May 25, Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, named Siesta the best beach in America. Most people know Leatherman from his yearly rankings and media appearances, including on The Oprah Winfrey Show. But few know that Leatherman is a card-carrying member of the International Sand Collectors… Read More

May 24, 2017 Savor Sarasota Returns

Nearly 80 restaurants are participating in the 12th annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week taking place June 1 – 14, 2017. Hosted by Visit Sarasota County, this culinary celebration began in 2005 and has grown to include many of Sarasota’s acclaimed restaurants. Throughout this year’s Savor Sarasota event, guests can enjoy… Read More

September 29, 2016 Siesta Key, Florida

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to travel a fair bit, both for work and pleasure, often gratefully combining the two, and I reckon I’ve found a Key to contentment and real relaxation. Siesta Key is the place, linked to classy Sarasota on the Gulf Coast of Florida by… Read More

June 22, 2016 Turtle Beach Gets a Facelift with New Sand

Tucked away at the south end of Siesta Key is a less frequented stretch of beach known as Turtle Beach. Known mostly for its quiet kayak and boat launches with easy access into the Intracoastal Waterway and nearby Jim Neville Preserve, Turtle Beach is a hidden gem. But it needed… Read More

May 31, 2016 Siesta Beach is #2 in US!

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — The warm clear water… the wide white sandy beaches…and dozens of other categories has put Siesta Key Beach #2 in Dr. Beach’s annual list of best beaches in the country. The President of Visit Sarasota County was surprised to be back on this prestigious list. “We… Read More