In case you haven’t already noticed, the HallowThanksChristmas decorations in the shops and stores are all coexisting peacefully with the last of the Back to School supplies! If the thought of the next 61 days of celebration has your blood running cold and your exhaustion levels rising, we at Rent Siesta Key think we have the perfect idea for your relaxation and peace of mind and we think you know where this is heading! A vacation in Siesta Key, bringing sunshine and white sand beaches to travelers whose snow boots have already been brought out of their closets is the ideal way to relax and prepare for the next 2 months of insanity! And if you really want to bring comfort and relaxation to the next level of perfection, choosing our Rent Siesta Key holiday hideaways will make this a vacation you never want to forget! This guide to a peaceful and serene BEACH-giving will perhaps be the impetus for beginning a new holiday tradition! 

Preparing for the Big Day 

There are decisions that will need to be made before the holiday begins, but if you get here some time before Thanksgiving (held on November 23 this year) you can actually take some time to relax and play before any thinking has to be done! The Sun Coast Renaissance Fair comes to the Sarasota Fairgrounds on weekends from November 18th to December 10th, allowing travelers to climb into a time machine (of sorts) and travel even further back to medieval times.  

Giant turkey legs will serve as an appetizer to the big day, or if you go Thanksgiving weekend, maybe you will prefer to try out a sweet treat, dressed in your favorite cosplay costume; that weekend is their Fantasy Theme weekend! Of course, you have flown all this way and we are pretty sure you are eyeing the white sands you drove by on your way to your holiday haven and the temperatures are probably going to be in the mid-80s, so spending a day at the beach may be the perfect way to prepare for the holiday! Put on your new swimsuit, grab the beach gear that may be stocked in your sanctuary, and head out for a return to summer on the soft white sands!  

The Big Day 

When Thanksgiving does arrive, you will have many options as to how to handle the big meal! Many local restaurants provide a holiday feast, spoiling all who walk through their door, including Café Gabbiano, located right here on Siesta Key at 5104 Ocean Boulevard! Every year is different, but in past years their Thanksgiving menu has provided a traditional turkey feast or options for some of your favorite Italian dishes! This fine dining restaurant is one of our favorites no matter what the season or occasion, but at Thanksgiving they pull out all the stops!  

If you are reluctant to leave your sanctuary on this beautiful day, a short (and quick!) drive to Brick’s Smoked Meat’s in downtown Sarasota at 1528 State Street will garner you a takeout meal to enjoy back at the dining table of your home sweet vacation home! Offering a choice between traditional turkey (and all the fixings!) and a prime brisket that has smoked for 14 hours, we can promise that no traveler will push away from the table still feeling the pangs of hunger!  

And finally, if you are worried about the higher numbers that may appear on your scale, you can start the day out with a 5K Turkey Trot and Kid’s Dash held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota! Offering finishing medals, race shirts, and sweet treats (hey, you WILL be burning those calories off shortly!) this fun run has been a local tradition for more than  a few minutes and proceeds go to charity! 

Happy Beach-Giving from our Families to Yours! 

Your best moments this Turkey Day getaway may take place in the comforts of our Rent Siesta Key holiday hideaways! Offering the perfect kitchens for turkey roasting, pie baking, and any other holiday shenanigans you feel like getting involved with, these serene spaces are also ideal for watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or any of the (seems like) millions of football games playing on the big screen televisions parked opposite super cozy and plush sofas!  

Many naps will be taken in this room, and when it is time for fun and games, the dining room tables from which you just cleared away the remnants of the big meal, will be the center of family activity offering the perfect home base for all the shopping adventures you will enjoy. When you finally drop into bed on Thanksgiving night, exhausted and exhilarated, your visions of sugarplum dreams will keep the smiles pasted on your face! Reserve your favorite escape and contact us today!