Fun, sun, sand, and warm temperatures year-round make Florida one of the best spots for a getaway any time of year. If you’re looking for all that along with a bit of fall flair, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Siesta Key this fall season. There are plenty of fall fun and festivals to keep you happy, busy, and in a crisp, fall mood throughout your stay. Check out some of the best fall activities in Siesta Key:
Sand Sculpting Festival
There can’t be anything more appropriate to celebrate on an island than sand sculpting. Each November, Siesta Key hosts the International Sand Sculpting Festival. These are not your average sand castle built with a pail and a bucket at the water’s edge. From large, intricate castles with carved details like windows and doors to life-size replicas of famous people, the sculptors go all-out to showcase their skills and talent. You can buy tickets for the event on their website.
Whether it’s the beat of the sun on a hot summer day, or a crisp fall day, your island vacation won’t be complete without a visit – or two – to the beach. Pack your beach gear and make the short trip to the beach for some much-needed R&R. While swimming in the shimmering waves of the Gulf might not be on the list, you can still sit out in the sun and enjoy the weather. You might try your hand at building your own sand castle like one you saw at the festival.
When summer turns to fall, many locals across the country celebrate their own version of Oktoberfest. The festival with German roots spread around the world and now people everywhere get together to share beer, music, games, festivals, and more. The island may celebrate a little differently from the mainland, but there are nearby mainland locales that may offer a bigger party.
Keep the rental car parked at your accommodations and gather the group for some exercise and a different way to explore Siesta Key. There are many walking and biking trails that take you to all the nooks and crannies of Siesta Key where your motor vehicle just can’t go. Many rental companies offer an array of options, from single-seat bikes with or without gears, adult-size tricycles for added basket space and balance, romantic bicycles built for two, children’s bikes, and adult bikes outfitted with baby seats. Make sure to ask about locks, extra baskets, other accessories and safety gear like lights and helmets. There may even be perks like delivery to your accommodations.
Stroll the streets of Siesta Key or hike its beautiful trails. Fall is one of the best times, as the weather is cooling down but still warm enough to keep you comfortable. Explore everywhere your feet can take you that your rental car can’t. Pack your essentials – like water, sun gear, and whatever else you need, and set out on an adventure. Make sure one of those essentials is your camera, as you’re bound to spot some of the island’s wildlife while you’re out.
After you’ve walked, hiked, or biked your way around Siesta Key, hop on the free trolley for a different type of transportation on wheels. Save the gas in your rental car for an off-island trip and conserve your own energy for the fun you’ll have at your destination when you take the Siesta Breeze Trolley to just about any destination on the island. Experience the fun, free, round-trip service from Siesta Key Village all the way to the southernmost part of the island, with many stops in between. Get on or off at any stop and spend as long as you like at the location before meeting the trolley at another stop or when it comes back your way.
Fall Fun in Florida
When you book a fall getaway with Rent Siesta Key, you won’t be short on fun activities in Siesta Key to fill your time while you’re here. From spending time celebrating the season at your rental to celebrating with visitors and locals alike at a festival, you’ll be able to design a getaway that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. Relax and unwind after a fun-filled day with your group. Enjoy a one-bedroom for your small family or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to six bedrooms for a larger group or reunion. For more privacy, choose a single-family home with garage. If you don’t want to go out, make a group meal in your unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the meal in the dining area, or in a private outdoor space like a patio or balcony. At the end of the day, relax in a private bedroom, or gather the group for a TV show or movie. Opt for a premium unit which may include perks like a fireplace, double ovens, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, private pool – some even screened in for added protection from the Florida sun. Include everyone by asking about select rentals that allow your fur babies to stay.