Things to Do on Lido Key

Lido Key is a wonderful place to plan a vacation to if you’re looking for somewhere relaxing and tranquil. Escape the hustle and bustle and come to one of the gulf coast’s quietest vacation escapes.

Lido Key vacation rentals offer the opportunity to get away from the busy world and experience Old Florida island living, bountiful natural, and inspiring water views. As one of the lesser-known strips of land off the coast of Florida, the Lido Key things to do may take you off-the-beaten-path. What kinds of adventures can you expect to find?

Lido Key private beach just minutes from our Lido Key vacation rentals.

 Explore the Water

There are plenty of opportunities to spend time out on the water. You can head out by kayak for an eco-tour. Rent a one or two person kayak and dip into the waters to explore the labyrinth of mangrove tunnels found all over Lido Key. Different kayak providers offer varying experiences, including an ecotour in the wetlands or a beachside cruise in the Gulf.

You can also choose to rent a stand-up paddleboard to find your way through this unique ecosystem. Rent your water travel options on your own, or sign up for one of the many guided tours that are offered off of the Lido Key beaches.

If you’d prefer to be near the water rather than on it, you can try your hand at casting a line into some of Lido Key’s beautiful gulf waters. A convenient fishing locale is off Ken Thompson Parkway. You can rent a pole and buy some bait from many spots near the piers here.

You’ll have the chance to hook fish including whiting, snook, jacks, sheepshead, mackerel and more. Check out the seasonal catches so you know what to expect and what to strive for.

 Explore the Food

As any fantastic island does, Lido Key boasts a host of delicious eateries. From the sweet to the savory, snacks and full meals, you can spend time eating your way across the island. Our suggestion? Start with an ice cream tasting tour and hit up several of the awesome creameries in St. Armand’s Circle.

If you’re looking for more of a meal after your day of exploring Lido Key things to do, head to one of the many restaurants. Colombia Restaurant is one of the most iconic, known for its fresh salads and delicious sangria.

If it’s just drinks you’re looking for, Lido Key has that too. Walk down the sandy beaches to find the Lido Key Tiki Bar and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to Old Florida. Enjoy a fruity cocktail or other cold beverage while soaking up the sun’s rays right up by the beach.

 Explore Nature

Even further, Lido Key has some beautiful green spaces in addition to the downtown shopping area and the beaches. If you head all the way to the end of Lido Key you’ll find South Lido County Park. Take one of the beautiful sunny days and spend it here. You can have an outdoor barbeque by grilling up some burgers and hot dogs, play volleyball on one of the courts here, and just enjoy the all around beauty of the area.

These are just a few wonderful options of things do at your luxury Lido Key vacation rentals. You can even decide to take a risk and just start wandering around the area choosing your own path forward. No matter which option you pick you’re sure to choose a grand vacation experience for you and every person lucky enough to come along.

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