A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

Outdoor Activities Archives

Here are the Best Longboat Key Boat Rentals

Sarasota, Florida, is an outdoor lover’s dream. Our gorgeous year-round weather means that you can enjoy some fun in the sun no matter when you stay! If you’re looking for a day out on the water, consider these Longboat Key boat… Read More

Your Guide to the Best Fishing on Lido Key

There are many ways to make your trip to Sarasota a special one. You can revel in the burgeoning arts scene, explore the coastal wetlands on a kayak, or relax on the gorgeous sugar white sand beaches. If you enjoy casting… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Sue

Dinner restaurant: Columbia Restaurant. The best Cuban food in town. Breakfast spot: Sage Biscuit Cafe in Bradenton. On-the-waterfront dining:  Anna Maria’s Waterfront Restaurant and Craft Bar.  Ask about their daily specials; they’re sometimes unique but always delicious. Seafood restaurant:… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Dallas

Dinner restaurant: So many great places in Sarasota. My home for 31 years has been Anna Maria, so if you want to think outside the box, try The Feast. It’s in a small shopping center on Anna Maria, and it’s AH-Mazing!! Make… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Michele Knuese

Meet our fearless leader, Michele Knuese. Having been in the local vacation rental business for over 30 years, Wisconsin-born Knuese was perfectly poised to take the helm of Florida Vacation Connection in 1994. As owner and manager, Michele calls upon her decades… 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