When you’re on a vacation to Siesta Key you’ll likely spend a lot of time out at Siesta Beach and the other natural attractions and destinations on the island, but you will soon find that there’s plenty of other things to do in Siesta Key Village.
This area of the island is known for its numerous boutiques and shops, great restaurants and bars, events and activities, and for being the center of nightlife on the island. Whether you’re looking for a delicious and expertly made breakfast, lunch or dinner, a fun night out, or hoping to find some cool and unique souvenirs and clothing, you’ll be sure to find it at Siesta Village.
What To Do in Siesta Key Village
Siesta Village is packed with shops, restaurants, ice cream shops, bars, clothing stores, day spas, salons and more. Some of the area’s best restaurants are located in the village along with several local favorite nightlife spots like Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB), the Beach Club and the Daiquiri Deck. These nightlife destinations are open well into the evening, so that you can always enjoy a late night meal or drink after a long day out at the beach as well as dancing and great live music.
Visiting Siesta Village is a must no matter how long you plan on staying on the island. You can easily spend a few days or more just strolling around and shopping or dining at some of the Sarasota area’s best restaurants. With every attraction and destination in the village within walking distance, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the pleasant weather of Siesta Key, meet locals and other travelers, and get the true Siesta Key experience by visiting some of the over 100 points of interest there.
Eating in Siesta Key Village
You’ll be sure to find a great meal here with an impressive array of restaurants with cuisine options that range from Italian, Latin, American, Japanese, French, and pub grub. Several of the restaurants here serve delicious fresh locally caught seafood entrees such as The Lobster Pot, The Cottage, Jo-To Japanese Restaurant, and Siesta Key Oyster Bar. Another Broken Egg Café is the perfect place to visit for breakfast or brunch or the Village Café if you’re looking to relax on a patio in a nice casual setting.
Other excellent restaurants that are worth checking out in the village include 3.14 Pi Craft Beer & Spirits for unique craft beer and delicious pizza, LeLu Coffee Lounge for breakfast, espresso, martinis and coconut coffee, Local Bean for sandwiches, smoothies, fair trade coffee and local art and several others. Also be sure to stop by Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt, Meaney’s Mini Donuts or Big Olaf Ice Creamery to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Shopping in Siesta Key Village
Just as there are plenty of exciting and unique restaurants in the village, you’ll find just as many fun places to shop for just about anything you would need on the island including beach gear, sandals, beach clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and more. Check out the Beach Bazaar for men’s and women’s clothing, hats and souvenirs, or visit Created Gems for some quality island jewelry at affordable prices. Take a quick walk down Ocean Boulevard to window shop and you’ll see several other boutiques and stores that may pique your interest.
Horizons West is Located Near Siesta Village
Siesta Village is located northwest of Siesta Beach on Ocean Boulevard, and it is just about a 6-8 minute drive from Horizons West. Parking is available along the curbside, and there is also a parking lot at 319 Avenida De Mayo.
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