Longboat Key is a popular escape for those looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway with few crowds, upscale amenities, and exclusive tennis and golf resorts. Longboat Key is home to some of the states finest five-star restaurants and trendy shops, not to mention twelve miles of private sugar white beaches. Longboat Key is an ideal destination for vacationers who like their beach getaways on the swankier side.
Longboat Key’s beaches include Greer Park, Conrad Beach and Whitney Beach. Whether you enjoy boating, biking, fishing, shelling, golfing, dining, or simply relaxing on the beach, Longboat Key truly has it all.
Located less than ten miles from Longboat Key, nearby Sarasota offers a variety of art and cultural activities. Among the favorites in the Sarasota cultural district include the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theater, Florida West Coast Symphony, and the Sarasota Ballet and Opera.
One attraction you must see during a visit to Sarasota is the John Ringling Museum of Art. Anyone who has ever dreamed of running away to join “The Greatest Show On Earth” can relive those dreams at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota – it’s an experience for young and old alike, and will be a memorable highlight of your trip to Sarasota.
St. Armands Circle, located just over the south bridge in Lido Key, is perhaps one of the most charming shopping areas in Florida. Featuring many of the areas “best of the best,” the Circle provides an unforgettable experience for visitors from all over the world with over 130 exclusive shops, galleries, exotic boutiques, sophisticated restaurants and nightlife. View all Sarasota Area Attractions»
Longboat Key is home to many award-winning restaurants. The tropical atmosphere of the area inspires the cuisine of both casual family-style restaurants as well as fine dining establishments. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse has swept the nation with awards and rave reviews for their exceptional food, wine, and service. Some customers’ favorite dishes include Filet Mignon with blue cheese crumbles, Beef Flemington, and Australian Pork Chops. Another great restaurant, Euphemia Haye, is famous for its roast duck and prime cracked-pepper strip steak. Add to that, romantic candle-lit tables and an extensive wine selection, this is a perfect date destination. View all Longboat Key Restaurants»
Longboat Key has some of the Gulf Coast’s most glamorous beach resorts featuring upscale amenities, privacy, and access to the beautiful private beaches. The Cabana Beach Club is located directly on the beach in Longboat Key overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The resort features studio, one, or two-bedroom units, and each unit is designer decorated, fully furnished and equipped with all your vacation needs. The resort also has a heated outdoor swimming pool on the property. Another great resort in Longboat Key to stay at is the Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort also located on the beachfront on Longboat Key. Silver Sands offers one and two bedrooms garden view or beachfront units. The resort has its own putting green and access to a beautiful private beach if you prefer to spend your days relaxing in the sun. View all Longboat Key Hotels»
Longboat Key is home to all the pleasures any vacationer could imagine. Bask in the tropical sun, play some golf or tennis, have your favorite drink while watching the sunset, enjoy dinner by candlelight, or venture to the city to see a great performance. Longboat Key truly has it all!