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10 Ways to Spend a Day on Siesta Key

There's plenty of ways to fill your days near America's best beach after soaking up the sun on Siesta Key

You likely already know about Siesta Key Beach—having been ranked #2 of the '25 Best Beaches in the World' by TripAdvisor in 2022 and 2023, as well as its year-after-year accolade as 'The #1 Beach in America,' selected by TripAdvisor users in 2015, 2017 and 2020.

But after an hour or two spent sunbathing in the Florida sun, there are many more activities to enjoy all around Siesta Key. Start planning your vacation with our 10 ways to spend the day on Siesta Key:

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Yoga for free

Begin your day honoring the beautiful sands and waters of Siesta Key with free yoga on the beach. Bring a mat or towel and embrace the Zen.

Relax and Rest

Stay at the Hyatt Siesta Key Beach Resort, located directly upon that award-winning sand and beachy fun. For more seclusion and amenities including a full kitchen, reserve a spot at Siesta Key Bungalows.

Gulf Bay Paella at Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Gulf Bay Paella at Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Oysters anyone?

Slurp a dozen at Siesta Key Oyster Bar. Also partake in Crustacean Happy Hour, daily live trop-rock music, and brunch featuring the Just Peachy Mimosa.

The view from Ophelia’s on the Bay [Photo: Lauren Jackson
Ophelia's on the Bay

Waterfront Dining

Eat a multi-sensory meal at a renowned waterfront restaurant. Turtle Beach Grill is the perfect island hangout and bar for families and boaters. For a five-star meal you won't soon forget, take your friends and loved ones to Ophelia's on the Bay.

Karaoke all night long

Sing your heart out at karaoke at Captain Curt’s Crab and Oyster Bar. You don’t know any of these people, anyway, so feel free to fully rock out. Their Sniky Tiki bar will help with your courage.

Grab Some Sky

Get a bird's-eye-view of Siesta's crescent-shaped coastline from a parasailing excursion with Siesta Key Watersports.

Siesta Key Drum Circle
Siesta Key Drum Circle

Dance to the beat

Dance, sway, and feel the rhythm at the Siesta Key Drum Circle. Every Sunday evening beginning an hour before sunset, this gathering of percussion seduces locals and visitors alike with their rhythmic beat upon the sand.

Frozen Daiquiri on a hot day

Try a Voodoo Love Shake, Hurricane Warning, Smurf, or any of the other 20 flavors of daiquiri at The Daiquiri Deck. And the outdoor deck seating is prime people watching location.

Cruise down the key

Siesta Key Village on two wheels in search of pastel buildings, quaint businesses, souvenirs and goodies as the salty breeze wafts around you. The electric bikes from Endless Summer Eco Tours and Rentals are an experience your friends and family won't soon forget!

Hook The Big One

Choose from one of the island's charter and rental services to ditch the beach and hit the surf for some fishing or good ol' fashion cruising in the Gulf.

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