Siesta Key Date Night Ideas

Siesta Key rentals are perfect for a romantic getaway in one of the loveliest parts of Florida. You can find something to do to fill all of your nights with fun, loving, or unique opportunities for a date night.

Whether you’ve booked this trip on a whim, or if you’re celebrating something more serious like your honeymoon there is something for every occasion. To get those romantic juices flowing we’ve compiled a list of some of our best date night ideas for you and your partner.

Dinner and Dancing

One of the most timeless and romantic date night ideas is a night of dancing and a delicious dinner. There are some classic restaurant options for special occasions like your honeymoon or even Valentine’s Day, and also more relaxed options that can be just as fun for a date. Delicious brick oven pizzas can be found at spots like Flavio’s Brick Oven and Bar or choose a fancier and more classic option like Ophelia’s on the Bay for amazing fresh seafood.Top the evening off with some dancing at top nightlife locations like the Five O’clock Club, the Gator Club, Urban Reef, and the infamous Beach Club.

Special Sunset Cruise

Staying in a hotel on Siesta Key gives you a great opportunity to experience life on the water. You shouldn’t pass this up on your vacation and date night is a perfect time to try out one of the many sunset cruises offered in the area. You can sail out on one of the many chartered boats and soak in each others love along with the calm and serene waters, classic views, and even a romantic sunset if you time it right. Depending on the cruise option there can be dinner included, or even some drinks and live music.

Explore Downtown Sarasota

Another option to show your love for each other on a date night is to explore a new place together. Take the short drive over to Downtown Sarasota from your beachfront resort on Siesta Key and start to find your way around. You can roam the many shops and restaurants, find a fun flower shop or pick out a special book somewhere, or try something a little more daring. Myakka River State Park in Sarasota offers amazing horseback riding opportunities, which can be so romantic with all of the wonderful views of South Florida.

Outdoor Activities

Date night doesn’t just have to be at nighttime. You can also plan a fun daytime date and experience some of the fantastic outdoor activities that Siesta Key has to offer. Rent a stand up paddleboard and row your way through the man mangrove tunnels that this area is known for. You may even be able to see some of the wildlife that the area is famous for like happy dolphins and endangered manatees. You can also choose to rent some bikes and take a ride along the beautiful sandy white beaches of the Keys. Many of them are attached by convenient pathways that allow you explore Siesta Key, Sarasota, and even Longboat Key.

Parks and Gardens

Because of the beautiful year-round weather in Siesta Key and the surrounding areas, there are many parks to explore. But perhaps the most amazing of them all is actually a garden. The Selby Botanical Gardens seems as though it was built to fall in love in.

It was the former home of oil tycoon couple Marie and William Selby, and became an attraction following their passing. Here, you’ll find an elevated rainforest display, a tropical conservatory featuring a miraculous greenhouse, a towering bamboo garden, a mangrove bay walk, and the Koi pond. You can wander the grounds for hours hand in hand with your partner taking plenty of gorgeous pictures. This is the perfect public spot for a date that at the same time seems very private.

These are just a few of the perfect ideas for a few of your date nights during the time you plan to spend with your partner on Siesta Key. There are many more romantic things to do for couples on our island paradise.

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