A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

Florida Vacation Connection Blog

Our Fave Fall & Winter Festivals In Sarasota

If you’re here in Sarasota in the fall and winter, you’ll want to take advantage of all that’s on offer. The area comes alive with festivals and events that highlight everything we get to enjoy here year round: fresh-caught seafood, great local music… Read More

Sarasota’s Sea Turtle Season: What To Know

You’ve probably heard about Sarasota’s wildlife scene—frolicking dolphins, osprey and egret, sandhill cranes plucking along the shore. . Our warm coastal waters are rich with manatee and all manner of fish, a dynamic ecosystem that many creatures call home. But there’s one… Read More

Spotlight on LBK’s Newest Park

Longboat Key’s premier park is one of the most beloved places on the island, and not just because of the three—count ’em three—pickleball courts. No, these nine acres set right on the water are dedicated to sports and recreation of all kinds,… Read More

Where To Fish In Sarasota

If you’re an angler, you’ve chosen well: Longboat Key and the Sarasota area host some of the best fishing in the Sunshine State. We’ve got offshore and deep sea in the Gulf, freshwater fishing from inland lakes, and the unique ecosystem provided… Read More

Sailing Sarasota’s Seas And More

If you have your own sailboat while here in the Longboat Key and Sarasota area, lucky you. If not, no problem. There are schools, charters, cruises and many other means to gliding across the water available. Sailing in Sarasota is more than… Read More

Top Tennis Around Town

The Sarasota area is no stranger to sports—we’ve sung the praises of local Major League Baseball training and golf—so it’s no surprise that tennis is at the top of a long list of recreational sports embraced by our community. Among the many academies, clubs,… Read More

A Stroll Through Sarasota’s Farmers Markets

Given the Sarasota area’s endless sunshine and natural beauty, it’s no surprise that there’s a robust farmers market scene here. Both the islands and the mainland host markets that showcase the food, products, artwork and more that reflect the spirit of… Read More

After Hours On The Islands

It’s after 6 p.m. on Longboat Key. The sun is about to set and dinner plans are calling. It’s a gorgeous evening all around, and there’s absolutely no reason not to extend it well into the night. The area’s evenings are generally balmy,… Read More