Our Favorite Reading Spots on Siesta Key

By Best Western Siesta Key

February 14, 2022

1. The Beach

An obvious choice for reading on Siesta Key is the beach! Turtle Beach, especially as you near sunset, is so serene and picture-perfect that you may believe you’re already written in the pages of a brand new novel. At any time of day, Crescent Beach is a quiet and sunny escape that you are sure to love.

2. Bayfront Park

Pack your blanket, hammock, or pull up a park bench at Bayfront Park and prepare for ultimate relaxation. Here is where you can find shade in the grass amongst the many banyan trees that create a peaceful, comfortable, and scenic spot for reading.

3. A Cozy Cafe 

There is nothing like finding a cozy coffee shop with delicious lattes, teas, espressos, and more when you are in the mood to read.Some of our favorite cafes near Siesta Key are The Clever Cup Coffee Shop in Gulf Gate, O & A Coffee and Supply in downtown Sarasota, The Elixir Tea House on Hillview St. off S. Tamiami Trail, and Captain Curt’s Coffee and Beer Garden on Siesta Key.

4. South Lido Beach

Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Beach is the perfect combination of a quiet beach and wooded nature trails, complete with picnic tables. Whether you are after some shade from Mother Nature or a change in beachy scenery, this little hidden gem of Sarasota checks all the boxes.

5. Dog Friendly Parks

Bring your best furry companion along with you on your journey to serenity as you get carried away into a new world. We recommend checking out some of our favorite dog-friendly parks like the Venice Beach Brohard Paw Park, 17th Street Paw Park, Arlington Park, and Celery Fields in Sarasota.

6. By the Pool

One of our favorite amenities here at Best Western Siesta Key is our pool! Not only is it a breath of fresh air after a day in the sand a salt, but it is the perfect location for reading. The evening is especially magical as you can curl up by the fire with a cocktail from our Sand Dollar Pool Bar to end your day on a beautiful, calm, chill, and rejuvenated note.

Relax, unwind, and find peace during your Siesta Key vacation.