Things To Do

A Thrill-seeker's guide to Siesta Key

By Best Western Siesta Key

November 13, 2023

Seeking Wildlife

Florida’s Gulf Coast is home to many mammals, birds, reptiles, aquatic life, and breathtaking vegetation, and our favorite way to spot them is in their natural habitats.

Explore Among Treetops

Explore the treetops via the canopy walk in Myakka River State Park or take a bike ride down the Legacy Trail to Oscar Scherer State Park. Or climb, swing, and sightsee at TreeUmph! Adventure Park. Daredevils, ages 5 and up, can walk across wobbly bridges, master obstacle courses, and swing from rope to rope all through the trees.

Adventures in the Sky

Take your thrills to new heights as you fly above the city with Sarasota Biplane Adventures. Memories of flying through the sky in an open cockpit 1989 Waco Classic YMF-5C stay with you forever.

Beach Horseback Riding

Experience horseback riding on the beach! As you gallop across the sand and feel the salty wind in your hair, some horse trainers will even guide you and your trusty steed into the water for a ride. A few places close to Siesta Key include the Real BeachHorses, CPonies, and Florida Beach Horses.

Water Adventures

Spending time on the water surrounding Siesta Key is a must. No matter what your desires are, Siesta Key Aqua Adventure is sure to meet them with their extensive list of offerings, from kayaks and banana boats to bumper boats and jet ski rentals. At night, sail away on a sunset cruise through dolphin-filled waters or book a private charter.

Exciting Beach Activities

There is no shortage of adventures you can have right here on the sand. Crescent Beach and Point of Rocks are two brilliant destinations with beautiful wildlife between the waves, so be sure to bring along or rent snorkel gear and paddleboards to see for yourself. Hunting for shark’s teeth is also an enjoyable hobby in this part of town.