Longboat Key, Florida, is primarily a haven for snowbirds, vacationers, and residents. And primarily, the attraction are its beach resorts and beaches with blue pool-colored Gulf of Mexico waters, chalk white sands, deepest of scarlet horizons, yellow brilliance of sun, casual beach-comber restaurants around corners, and top resorts thriving with their own activities. If you desire a more wide array of attractions, the city of Sarasota is over the bridge. Longboat Key, Florida, like other beach resorts of Florida, has a plenty of vacation rentals: homes, condos, houses or luxury villas.
Check out the events at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts or at the museums of the Longboat Key Historical Society. One of the most important events, your wedding, is a specialty of Longboat Key, Florida. The list is near perfect of the things you need: excellent vacation rentals available for rent (homes, condos, apartments, and villas), beauty salons, bridal dress stores, caterers, churches synagogues, day spas, DJs and live entertainment, event rentals, florists, jewelers, limousine service, photographers, reception and banquet facilities, wedding officiants, and wedding coordinators. Just about everything is taken care of, so your mind can calm on these stressful days. Casual and fine dining restaurants leave no stomach unsatisfied, nor any taste bud unfulfilled. Wake to fresh-brewed coffee and an omelet at the Blue Dolphin Cafe. Romance over a bottle of wine at the Moveable Feast. Or enjoy a Corona with lime, tasty crab, and shrimp, while overlooking the ocean, at the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill. Stop by the quaint Centre Shops to find more restaurants and to shop at boutiques and art galleries. If you're looking for the latest fashions, sports gear, the best boats around, or just beachy clothing and items, it's only a short drive around Longboat Key and to Sarasota.
When not browsing the local shops or feasting on fresh seafood, you may zero in on boat shows at Cannon's Marina or spend your vacation days on the dreamlike white sand, near clear blue waters, basking in the Floridian heat and sun. Just about all sports and leisure that incorporate sand and water are at beach resorts of Longboat Key: fishing, yachting, joyriding, water skiing, jet skiing, wave running, surfing, kite surfing, parasailing, swimming, walking on the quiet beaches, and tanning. Since Longboat Key is a small island, biking and renting a scooter are popular means of getting around town. Tennis and golf are prime on this island. The Longboat Key Club and Resort has two championship courses and forty five holes on the Gulf and Bay side of the island. They also have thirty eight Har-tru tennis courts. Longboat Key is a quieter island with the urban amenities of the greater Sarasota area. At once, you, your family, and friends can enjoy comfortable accommodations in vacation rentals such as homes, condos, apartmets, and luxury villas, in rich natural surroundings, and travel to all the events, shops, restaurants, and seemingly endless activities, that is a vacation in Longboat Key, Florida.