There are many area attractions, shops, restaurants, and activities to keep everyone busy throughout a stay in Siesta Key. Add some holiday flair to your stay when you check out the many Easter activities that join year-round activities and attractions, you’ll want to make part of your Easter respite.
Siesta Key and the surrounding area have several churches where you can attend services while on vacation. Many will be holding special Easter services, including sunrise services, to mark the day. Contact your choice of church and inquire about dates, times, and locations for services.
Whether you attend church services or not, a traditional Easter celebration is brunch. Select restaurants in and around Siesta Key will be serving the traditional Easter meal of ham and all the fixings that go with it. Contact your restaurant of choice and ask about reservations, as well as the availability of pick up or delivery if you don’t want to brave the crowds.
Siesta Key Easter Egg Hunt & Games
While you’re on a trip to Siesta Key make sure you include plenty of Easter fun. The Annual Siesta Key Easter Egg Hunt will take place on April 16th from 9 AM – 12 PM. There will be a myriad of games and prizes, photos with the Easter bunny, Sherriff’s mounted patrol, a coloring station, and delicious Kona Ice available for purchase along with the hunt. Registration is required and there is a fee for $10 per child and is only available for children ages one through six. Each child who pre-registers will receive a festive Easter goodie bag! Each child should bring their own basket or tote for collecting eggs during the Easter egg hunt.
Sunset Tours and Dolphin Tours
Board one of the boats that Fun Boat has in their fleet and get started on one of the cruises that they offer! The dolphins and donuts cruise is offered in the mornings, lasts about 2 hours, and includes donuts and coffee. The dolphins and drinks cruise is offered midday, also lasts about 2 hours, and includes wine, beer, and water. Both of these cruises focus on finding dolphins as well as manatees (seasonal), a variety of aquatic birds, and other animals in the area so you can see more than just the Easter Bunny this Easter! Fun Boat also offers a Sunset Cruise that leaves an hour and a half before sunset. This cruise will make you realize why they call themselves Fun Boat! There will be complimentary wine and beer as well as a karaoke contest. Still keep your eye out for dolphins and all the other animals around!
Sarasota Art Museum
Travel a town away from Siesta Key to Sarasota to learn about contemporary art through several boundary pushing, thought-provoking exhibits, and guided tours that take you into the thick of it all. The museum includes a mix of permanent and temporary exhibits including Danner Washburn, Judith, Linhares, and more. Wander the Barbara Banks exhibit and learn about the workers that helped create this and many other buildings in the area throughout the decades and even centuries. Enjoy one of the many programs that cycle through the museum. These programs include artist talks, spotlight talks, free activities, and a variety of performances. You won’t want to miss out on the variety of things you can do and see at the Sarasota Art Museum while you’re here in Siesta Keys this upcoming Easter!
Siesta Key Rum
Adults will love visiting Siesta Key’s distillery. Enjoy a tour, tasting, and pick your favorites to enjoy back at your vacation rental. Choose from a variety of rums, gin, vodka, and whiskey, some with hints of toasted coconut, coffee, or spiced. Also try out our make a drink option! While their rums are smooth enough to drink on their own, they also make for a great base for cocktails!
Siesta Key Easter Excitement
You came to Siesta Key to explore and experience a fun, relaxing getaway this Easter with loved ones. Before you plot out your Easter fun in the area, make sure to book a vacation rental provided by Rent Siesta Key. We have units as small as one bedroom for a small family or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to seven bedrooms for a large family or group reunion this Easter!
You’ll have access to private outdoor spaces like a pool, balcony, or deck. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Make a meal or host the elaborate holiday dinner in the fully equipped kitchen, then spread out in an open living area. For a luxury stay like no other, choose a premium unit to include perks like wood floors, flat-screen TVs, an elevator and more to make the stay one you’ll never forget.
Contact us today to start planning a fun-filled visit to Siesta Key!
The warmth and sun of Florida is a major attraction any time of year. Kick-off summer the right way with a Memorial Day trip to that fun and sun you won’t soon forget by heading to Siesta Key. Pack your bags and prepare for fun in the sun, water, and even on land as you check out many of the exciting activities there are to do and see. With water temperatures already pushing toward the 80s and air temperatures in the mid-80s, you’ll enjoy every moment.
An island vacation without a visit to its beaches is virtually unheard of. You and your group are moments away for the luscious sand and vibrant waters of the Gulf of Mexico wherever you are. Fill the cooler, grab the beach gear, and stake your territory with blankets and umbrellas and prepare for a day of lounging on the shore, or a dip in the Gulf of Mexico.
Snorkeling is a great way to get in the water and explore the area. Whether you rent gear from a local shop and head out on your own or book a charter tour, it’s a magical way to see the underwater world surrounding Siesta Key. Adventurers looking to make their own fun should try Point of Rocks, a spot known for tide pools, moss-covered rocks, and sea life in an easily navigable area. If you’ve been missing the group vibe, charter a boat with Key Life Charters where you can bring your own snacks, including adult beverages. Expand your snorkeling adventure with them by adding experiences like sightseeing, dolphin and wildlife spotting, and more.
Gain a whole new perspective on where you’ve chosen to spend your Memorial Day and sail high over the water with Parasail Siesta. You’ll take off from the deck of their specially designed and USCG-approved parasailing boat to fly high above the waters of the Gulf. Reach heights up to 500 feet in the air! Keep watch on the water from your bird’s eye view for dolphins, turtles, manatees, stingrays, and other sea life. Stay dry throughout the flight or wear your bathing suit for a refreshing dip in the water before flying up again to come down safely on the deck. Bring your waterproof or disposable camera to capture the memories from your perspective. Parasail Siesta takes several professional digital camera pictures of your flight and will provide you with a memory card at the end of the trip so you can develop your pictures at a later time. Rides are approximately 15 minutes of air time, but the whole excursion duration depends on the number of fliers.
The warmer water and air temperatures of Siesta Key Memorial Day weekend mean more time in the shimmering waters of the Gulf. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a popular water activity that anyone can try. If you’ve never done it before, take a lesson with Siesta Key Paddleboards. They offer daily lessons at Turtle Beach Park, as well as rental gear for those wanting to strike out on their own. If you’re confident in your skills, book a guided tour of the various waters around the island, both Sarasota Bay-side and Gulf-side.
Siesta Key has a land area of just 2.4 miles, so there are bound to be areas where a rental car just can’t go. Instead of trying to see everything by car, get some exercise by exploring the many walking and biking trails that bring you closer to those sights inaccessible by car. You can rent bikes for everyone in the group. Single-seat bikes without gears (a.k.a. cruisers), tricycles for extra balance and basket space, children’s bikes, adult bikes with baby seats, or take a romantic ride on a bicycle-built-for-two! Ask about locks and extra baskets as well as safety gear like lights and helmets, and even perks like delivery to your accommodations.
Siesta Key Memorial Day Fun
When you book your fun-filled getaway to Siesta Key, you won’t be hard-pressed to find activities to fill every minute of every day while you’re here. Fuel up for the day or bring the group together with a delicious home-cooked meal prepared in your unit’s fully equipped kitchen. When the day is done, relax in a private bedroom, or spread out in the open living area for a game, movie, or TV show. When you’re not at the beach, enjoy some outdoor time on a private patio or balcony. Choose a premium unit for stainless steel appliances, double ovens, flat-screen TVs, and more. Rent Siesta Key has a rental to fit your needs, from one-bedroom units for your small family or romantic getaway all the way up to six-bedrooms for a Memorial Day reunion with friends or family.
Contact us today to book your Siesta Key Memorial Day getaway and make memories to last a lifetime!