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Longboat Key

Gorgeous Longboat Key combines serene seashore enjoyment with luxury shopping and dining choices. Families enjoy the many water sport activities from fishing, boating and kayaking to plucking perfect seashells along the shoreline. Couples and friends explore chic dining and shopping spots around St. Armand’s Circle. The aristocratic heritage of the St. Armand and Ringling families resonates through quiet gardens and plush Palm Beach-style shopping. Umbrella-draped cafes and handsome restaurants offer exceptional European fare and inventive coastal specialties. Work off that decadent dessert with a stroll around the circle for leather, jewelry, resort wear and art gallery browsing.

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Gorgeous Longboat Key combines serene seashore enjoyment with luxury shopping and dining choices. Families enjoy the many water sport activities from fishing, boating and kayaking to plucking perfect seashells along the shoreline. Couples and friends explore chic dining and shopping spots around St. Armand’s Circle. The aristocratic heritage of the St. Armand and Ringling families resonates through quiet gardens and plush Palm Beach-style shopping. Umbrella-draped cafes and handsome restaurants offer exceptional European fare and inventive coastal specialties. Work off that decadent dessert with a stroll around the circle for leather, jewelry, resort wear and art gallery browsing.

Venture just across the bridge over Sarasota Bay for unrivalled cultural treats. The Ringling circus family bequeathed an elegant legacy of art and architecture. The estate includes the acclaimed John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the family’s winter Ca’ d’Zan mansion – a Venetian Gothic masterpiece - the Circus Museum and historic Asolo Repertory Theater. With elegant gardens and terraces spread over 20 bayside acres, the complex provides hours of enjoyment.

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All things to do » Things to do

Coquina Beach
Coquina Beach
This scenic beach is located next to a small park on Anna Maria Island.
Attraction type: Beaches
Islandside Golf Club
Islandside Golf Club
Designed by Bill Mitchell, this 6,792-yard "watery challenge" borders along the scenic Gulf of Mexico, and is a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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Quick Point Nature Reserve
Quick Point Nature Reserve
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Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Shrine of Saint Michael Taxiarchis
Shrine of Saint Michael Taxiarchis(Tarpon Springs)
Attraction type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Philippe Park
Philippe Park(Safety Harbor)
An historical site and park containing an ancient ceremonial mound from the area's sizeable Native American settlement.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Price: $10 - $25
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Lazy Lobster of Longboat
Lazy Lobster of Longboat
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Price: $11 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Harry's Continental Kitchens
Harry's Continental Kitchens
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Maison Blanche Restaurant
Maison Blanche Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Price: $28 - $42
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Euphemia Haye Restaurant
Euphemia Haye Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Cuisines: American, Continental, International
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Gulf Tides of Longboat Key
Gulf Tides of Longboat Key
$100 - $300
Little Gull Cottages
Little Gull Cottages
$100 - $400
The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort
The Diplomat Condominium Beach Resort
$10 - $13

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Casa del Mar Beach Resort
Casa del Mar Beach Resort
$149 - $261
Sandpiper Inn
2.0 of 5
Sandpiper Inn
$179 - $237
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
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Sea Club 1
3.0 of 5
Sea Club 1
$151 - $272
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Resort at Longboat Key Club
4.0 of 5
Resort at Longboat Key Club
$301 - $996
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
4.0 of 5
Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
$199 - $417
Ranked #6 of 45 Hotels in St. Petersburg
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Sandpearl Resort
4.0 of 5
Sandpearl Resort
$261 - $666
Ranked #8 of 96 Hotels in Clearwater
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.