Siesta Key Village
Siesta Key Village
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Located on the northwest side of Siesta Key, this charming village has over a hundred shops, bars, restaurants, and hotels, with everything from handmade gifts and unique memorabilia to more upscale establishments. Treat yourself to a new beach outfit and stock up on provisions before setting off for a day on the sand. The town comes alive after sunset with tiki bars, live music, karaoke, and great food. You can easily walk your way around, but parking can be tricky—hop on board the free Siesta Key Breeze trolley or walk over from Siesta Key Beach. – Tripadvisor
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  • DGC
    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico18 contributions
    The village is a lively place for people of all ages.
    The village is a great place to walk, eat and shop. In addition to fine dining there are many places to enjoy a drink while enjoying the weather outside. Traveling with kids? They'll love the gift shops with many great souvenirs at family prices as well as the ice cream and doughnut places.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 5, 2023
  • WM-Roadrunner
    West Milford, New Jersey151 contributions
    Great day trip
    Had a terrific stroll through the village. Enjoyed the shops and the food/coffee. We were able to walk to the beach and nap in the sand for a bit before heading to a place to eat dinner. Made for a great day trip.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Taylor B
    Chicago, Illinois8,761 contributions
    The wealthiest community in Sarasota County
    Siesta Key is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota, Florida, known for its white quartz and sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Siesta Beach has been named the No. 1 beach in the world by some travel magazines. Then there is Siesta Key Village with its shops and restaurants and bars. Located northwest of Siesta Beach on Ocean Boulevard, it is the wealthiest community in Sarasota County, a romantic getaway, a family fun destination and a playground for outdoor adventure. It ranks among the 15 percent highest income neighborhoods in America. Our condominium is located only a short drive from Siesta Key Village and my wife and I spend a lot of time at its restaurants. Visitors are encouraged to stop at Siesta Ke Visitor Center at 5114 Ocean Boulevard to pick up attraction brochures and area maps. Browse through the 2023 Siesta Key Visitor Guide online or pick up a copy at the Visitor Center. Siesta Key Breeze Trolley is free for all riders. It operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and makes getting around the island very convenient. It follows Ocean Boulevard to Beach Road and down Midnight Pass Road, directly past our condominium. Shoppers can visit Foxy Lady, Casa Del Sol Boutique, Beach Bazaar of Sarasota, Sandal Factory of Siesta Key, Siesta Tees and BLVD Beachware. But Siesta Key Village's biggest attractions are its restaurants and bars. Every night is like the Fourth of July. It was a go-to destination long before the TV series Siesta Key became a must see. Popular venues include Village Cafe, Island House Tap & Grill, Hub Baja Grill, Gilligan's Island Bar & Grill, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Kilwin's, Summer House, Cafe Gabbiano, Salty Dog, Flavio's, Olaf's Siesta Village and Lobster Pot.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Mike F
    Antigo, Wisconsin323 contributions
    Cool area!
    Very cool area! And a must visit if you're anywhere close to the area. Nice shopping, from nice to souvenir and a good selection of restaurants. I'm looking forward to trying a few other restaurants, day one we chose the Daiquiri Deck which was not bad. Came here a few years ago with some younger kids and rented the little cars, that was cool. Definitely worth seeing.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 12, 2023
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Ron K
Sarasota, FL20 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Parking is terrible. Public lots in the village full up way before noon.

New parking system exists with QR Codes and entry of your license plate in private lots.

It is a scam. They will charge you $40 if you overstay 1 minute in a $5 per hour lot.
Written January 21, 2023
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bruce b
Macedon, NY309 contributions
Feb 2023
Siesta key village is a very nice place to visit. If you stay in the village you can walk to a number of nice bars and places to dine.
The village operated trolly's which runs from the center of the village all the way to turtle beach and back which is very nice.
The main draw back to the village is the lack of public parking. There are private vendor lots which charge $6.00 per hour and one behind the Village café which charges $7.00 per hour with a two hour minimum which is bull.
We originally were going to stay at the recently renovated places across from the Blase cafe I believe called Siesta Key resort and suites but we had to cancel.
What really annoys me is that they were going to charge those staying $10.00 per day to park your car while staying. That's really a crappy deal and just adds to the greed. The County and or Village association really needs to do something about the lack of public parking. I don't have the answers but it really is annoying not being able to park without being gouged.
Written March 11, 2023
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Jon B
Cypress, TX121 contributions
Mar 2020
We stayed down along Beach road, so walking to the village for the restaurants and shops was a no brainer. If you want, there are free shuttles to take you around the village as well. we dined at several of the restaurants for breakfast and dinner, and shopped at a few of the stores. It's a fun atmosphere, but really has the same stuff as every beach type tourist destination. The grocery store in the village is good for a quick grab, but the prices are exactly what you'd expect.
Written March 9, 2020
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Kelly W
East Syracuse, NY103 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Nice place to walk around and enjoy the different shops and restaurant/bars.
There’s something for everyone
Public parking is plenty, it’s the problem of the pay station that doesn’t work well.
But you can find one of their workers to help
All in out it’s a great place to visit
Written February 23, 2022
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Donna49341
Rockford, MI69 contributions
Feb 2020
I spent a day at Siesta Key Beach and it was so nice to have Siesta Key Village within walking distance from the beach to have a place to get meals or drinks or just take a break from the beach. Stores and restaurants were right next to each other so you didn’t have to walk long distances between buildings and many had outdoor seating. I didn’t feel uncomfortable in anyplace dressed in beach clothes. Plenty of free parking.
Written March 10, 2020
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M S
New York City, NY43 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
It’s a “party” area. Many of the restaurants have live music, many drunk people walking/stumbling around. Not too big, kind of small. Laid back. Very different vibe from St Armand’s, not necessarily a bad thing. It’s just not my thing.
Written April 28, 2022
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Peter R
Westbrook, CT65 contributions
Apr 2022
i was there three years ago.( prior to covid) and dealt with parking then..i was on the key for the whole month of april this year and refused to go to the village and deal with the s*(^ show..my girl friend went there to shop and came back upset that she was harrased about parking and told she had to "buy" something (which she did and had every intention of doing) in order to stay parked..so much for the laid back vibe..they have to build a garage to park..
Written May 4, 2022
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biztrav123
Avon, CT662 contributions
Oct 2021
It is the largest concentration of shops and restaurants/bars on the island with something like 20 or so total in that few block area. Parking is difficult. If you are staying on the Siesta Key, take a shuttle, Uber, or walk.
Written June 15, 2022
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DGC
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico18 contributions
Feb 2023
The village is a great place to walk, eat and shop. In addition to fine dining there are many places to enjoy a drink while enjoying the weather outside. Traveling with kids? They'll love the gift shops with many great souvenirs at family prices as well as the ice cream and doughnut places.
Written March 5, 2023
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,742 contributions
Apr 2021
Friends of ours mentioned we should stop by and check out Siesta Key Village so we did in the late afternoon. Didn't see much more than bars and a few T-shirt shops. No problem getting a drink. :-) We'll try it at night the next time we visit ...
Written May 19, 2021
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