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Beach Front Vacation Destination On Florida’s West Coast

A Longboat Key Resort worth visiting and places to check out while in Sarasota, FL.

If you’re planning a little vacation trip to the west coast of Florida, and looking for something a little less commercialized, the Turtle Crawl Inn Resort on Longboat Key may be right up your alley. The Turtle Crawl Inn Resort (link is below) has everything you could ask for in terms of quality and comfort. Conveniently located only 25 minutes from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, you will be able to relax in no time after you’ve arrived.

This lovely vacation resort is right on the beach and has accommodations ranging from 1 – 3 bedroom Condos to beautiful Villas. No matter what size group you may be traveling with, there is room, and something to do, for everyone. There is truth in the statement that you can’t be bored in the Sarasota/Longboat Key area unless you want to be!

Turtle Crawl Inn Vacation Resort

Our favorite places to visit while in the Sarasota FL area:

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – The Museum of Art, built by John Ringling to house his personal collection of masterpieces, today features paintings and sculptures by the great Old Masters including Rubens, van Dyck, Velázquez, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, El Greco, Gainsborough and more. In addition you can tour the Cà d’Zan Mansion, the Ringlings’ dazzling palatial mansion with its 56 furnished rooms, a tribute to the American Dream which reflects the splendor and romance of Italy. Also housed on the grounds is the famous Circus Museum celebrating the American circus and its history.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens – Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of tropical vegetation, winding trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows. Also featured are the American Flamingos that will eat out of the palm of your hand.

Siesta Key Public Beach – One of the world’s best beaches for its powder white sand that is soft and cool on the feet as well as its breath-taking sunsets, easy-going waves. Best of all, it’s free. This is an absolute must see if you come to Sarasota.

Florida Gulf Coast Rail Road Museum – The Museum offers one of the most unique museum experiences in the world. Here you “Ride the Exhibits!”. The Museum operates weekend excursions year-round from the Train Station in Parrish, Florida.

Golf Courses – Visitors from around the globe have come to tee up in one of the many golf courses in Sarasota, like at the Bobby Jones Golf Course and Rolling Green Golf Club, just to name a few.

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Longboat Key, FL

Although it is known as a private island, Longboat Key is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. At the Turtle Crawl Inn Resort you are welcomed to a plush island of tasteful luxury and tempting quiet pleasures that cater to all personalities.

Turtle Crawl Inn Resort

Beautiful Ocean Front Resort

Visit the Turtle Crawl Inn Resort to learn more about the Sarasota/Longboat Key area, check availability or reserve a unit. The condo prices are very reasonable, especially in the off season.

Have you visited the West coast of Florida? Where did you stay? Leave us a comment below.

3 Responses to Beach Front Vacation Destination On Florida’s West Coast

  • My wife and I got to enjoy this area when we spent a week in Sarasota, Florida, a couple of years ago. Beautiful scenery and lots of attractions to visit.

    Very relaxing!

  • We had a good time on Longboat Key attending a wedding. We stayed in less luxurious accommodations, but there were numerous large herons that accompanied us on our walks on the beach, hoping we would fish and provide them with the catch. The reception was at the Botanic Gardens, and it sprinkled just before the ceremony, raising the humidity to 100%. We strolled the gardens while waiting for the rain delay to be lifted for the ceremony. A good time was had by all. There was a lot to do in the area even way back in 1985. BTW, they are still married!

    • Dennis,

      Thanks for stopping by! They say that if it rains on your wedding day you’ll be in the money (don’t quote me on that). It sounds like a nice place to have a wedding.

      It seems like there’s a little something for everyone in Florida. ;)

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