We all need to rest and relax. Once in a while, we must take a break from the busy, fast-paced lives we have. Taking a vacation can help relieve daily stresses and keep us sane. However, while vacations are associated with rest and relaxation, we should not take this to mean idleness that could lead to boredom, which in itself is stressful. Rest and relaxation include meditation, massage, a day at a spa, sleep and the like, but are not limited to these.
Who says relaxation is not fun and excitement, Rest and relaxation also mean recreation. So next time you plan to take a break, why not go to a vacation spot where you’ll never run out of ways to have fun like Sarasota, Florida,
This county, located East of Florida’s panhandle is famous for its line of beaches. More than 21% of its total area (725 sq mi) is water (154 sq mi) and it has 35 miles of beach coast. Beach scenery in Sarasota are simply breath taking that strolling along the shores alone, are more than enough fun, according to those who have already gone there. Soaking in waters, building sand castles, sunbathing and collecting seashells may seem ordinary beach experiences, but when you do these things in Sarasota beaches, they become extraordinary life moments.
The most famous beach in Sarasota is Siesta Key Beach, which is ranked 2nd among the best beaches in the United States. Siesta Key has powdery white sand and clear blue waters. Along its shore are volleyball and tennis nets that everyone could enjoy. Should you decide to go to Siesta Key, see to it that you experience their water activities like jet skiing and wind surfing. The ultimate adventure experience you could have in Sarasota is parasailing, where you will be attached to a parachute and pulled by a rope from a boat, and soar hundreds of feet in the air to see a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous scenery there.
Other famous beaches in Sarasota are: Lido Key, Longboat Key, Nokomis Beach, Bird Key, Casey Key, Venice Beach, Blind Pass Beach, Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach, Bay Island Park and many more. Each of these beaches specializes in a particular vacation activity.
In your list of ‘things-to-do in Sarasota’, remember to include boating and fishing. Bay Island Park has a perfect view overlooking Sarasota Bay. You can avail of a charter boat and cruise long the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Specific water areas have been designated for sea wall fishing at Bay Island and at Blackburn Point Park. The whole family will surely enjoy hooking fish from crystal clear waters.
Some of the world’s most stunning coral reefs have been endowed to Venice Beach. This is the place to scuba-dive and snorkel.
Longboat Key has an 11-mile long island barrier where they built a bike lane for long bike rides, and a path for walking or running. Here, you can spend the whole morning biking or walking to feast your eyes on the majestic water scenery, or spend a few hours of rigid biking and running in the afternoon to exercise.
For nature lovers and environmentalists, there is Blind Pass Beach and Bay Preserve. These have adventure-filled interpretive nature trails and dunes that are just right for hiking and local wild life educational tour as well.
Kayaking is best done at Bay Key Park while playgrounds for kids and picnic grounds for family quality time can be found at Turtle Beach.
Sarasota is not just famous for its beautiful beaches. This county also features many jaw-dropping waterfront mansions. You can rent a car with your friends and families to drive over these areas.
For foodies, experience all your palate’s desires at Bradenton, a great place for delicious dining featuring beautiful parks. Some of the finest restaurants in the area include: Tommy Bahamas, Mediterraneos, Patricks, Bijou Caf,�, Da Ru Ma, Pacific Rim, Owens Fish Camp and Cargiulos. Food in Sarasota is relatively inexpensive but very appealing to the palate. Your dining experience will surely be lingering to your taste buds.
Another fun place to grab a bite is at St. Armand’s Circle. While devouring a snack, you can shop around its boutiques and specialty stores. It is a great place to shop for beach accessories and souvenirs you can bring home as a keepsake of your Sarasota vacation. Prices are very affordable here as well.
Looking for amusement, Try going to Asolo Theatre. Asolo features world-class performances like musical, dance, concerts and plays that you’ll surely love. You can also go to museums and appreciate local art and artifacts at Ringling Museum of Art, Circus Museum, and many more.
To top these all, Sarasota is a much affordable vacation spot compared to others.