Our Secrets for Dodging Siesta Key Crowds

By Best Western | Siesta Key

August 11, 2022

Visit Siesta Key in the Fall


The most ideal time of year to visit Siesta Key if you want to beat the crowds is September through November. This time of year offers some of the best beach temperatures and is also when the crowds are slim compared to other times of the year.

Skip the Dinner Rush


We know it can be hard to leave the beach early enough to get ready for a 4 o’clock dinner, but that might be why this is the best time of day to eat. Another excellent option for avoiding a long wait at your favorite Siesta Key or downtown Sarasota restaurant is to wait a little later in the evening.

Hit the Beach Early


As the beach fills up and sees its busiest time of day between 11 AM and 5 PM, this is also the time of day when the parking lots will be the most crowded. To find a perfect parking spot, or at least have an easier time locating a place to park your car, we recommend enjoying an earlier beach day and arriving before 10 AM.

Visit Museums Mid-Week


Although it can be common for museums to offer deals and discounted tickets on Mondays, the optimum days to visit museums and attractions are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The middle of the week gives you a greater chance of missing families, couples, and friends who are enjoying long weekends or juggling kids, school, and work.

Avoid navigating through a  sea of people when you visit  Siesta Key & Sarasota