A Florida Vacation Paradise for beach loving travelers on a budget.

Longboat Key lies just outside Sarasota, Florida and has the spectacular Gulf of Mexico as a back drop. This is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway! A family vacation on a budget or a quick weekend getaway. Silke and I have made our way here to Longboat Key in Florida to visit the ‘Turtle Crawl Inn Resort’ and partake in a few local activities on a budget.

Minnesota in the Fall is cold but we haven’t had any snow yet. We the opportunity arose to head down to Florida for a week of work and hopefully some R & R, it was an offer too good to pass. We loved our week long stay at a Resort in Longboat Key in Florida and judging by the picture of Silke, what is there not to love?


Sun, gorgeous blue water and beautiful, sandy beaches await you on Longboat Key in Florida.

Longboat Beach Florida vacation at the beach

Here is an excerpt from a Longboat Key Resort:

From the sounds of waves lapping against the shore, to the sweet smell of the Gulf of Mexico, Turtle Crawl Inn Resort is a beach lover‘s paradise. With a wide variety of unit styles and floor plans to choose from, no longer does direct Gulf front mean sacrificing your entire vacation budget. Choose from one of our many room styles including accommodations at The Towers, The Gardens and The Villas.

There are a ton of restaurants, attractions and places to visit on Longboat Key in Florida and the surrounding area. Sarasota is a thriving city and offers diverse art and culture, shopping.

Nearby Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island is only a short drive away. Perfect for an inexpensive take out lunch of hand-tossed pizza at Oma’s Pizza from an authentic Italian restaurant.

Longboat Key Florida Resort

Known for tasteful luxury, Longboat Key in Florida is a 12-mile stretch of shoreline that is rich in gorgeous beaches, wildlife, upscale amenities and championship golf. Ignored by spring breakers and devoid of garish attractions, this island is one of the quietest on the Gulf Coast – and all the more beloved for it.

For the week that we’ll be here on Longboat Key we will be taking photographs of all the individual units for this resort. All work and no play? No way! Have you planned your next getaway? How about a fun beach vacation. 

Sarasota’s Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach is in Sarasota and has captured the title of #1 beach in America several times in the past few years. Check out who made CNN Travel’s top 10 beaches for 2022.

Sarasota, Florida, is also home to the Ringling Museum of Art, the Ringling Circus Museum, and the Myakka River State Park with miles of hiking trails throughout. A day at the beach works just as well. You see? There’s a ton of fun awaiting visitors to the Sarasota, FL area.

Learn more about Sarasota, FL

Gwen a blogger from Wander Wisdom is an actual Floridian. In her extensive Guide to enjoying a trip to Sarasota she makes dining and restaurant recommendations and shares the many things to do. Gwen recommends the best time to visit this part of Florida is late-February through mid-May, and mid-October through the end of November, when the weather is at its loveliest. 

Turtle Crawl Inn Vacation Resort

Longboat Key in Florida is a beautiful vacation paradise:

  • It’s a beach lover’s paradise.
  • Longboat Key is a 12-mile stretch of shoreline.
  • Ignored by spring breakers and devoid of garish attractions.
  • Any Longboat Key hotel will be your home away from home!

Longboat Key in Florida offers a good variety of activities for adults as well as children of all ages. While most people think only of the beaches when visiting the Suncoast of Florida, there are many other pastimes worthy of your time.

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