We’re halfway through the summer! The weather is definitely sweltering, the sun is still out when you leave work and the time to travel is achingly close. One thing on the agenda for the summer: spending as much time as possible at the beach.  If you’re looking for ideas on where to make your summer vacation memories this year, these Florida beach destinations should fit the bill.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club 
  • The only AAA Four Diamond resort in the city 
  • 45 holes of PGA-approved golf courses
  • 20 Har-Tru tennis courts making up the award-winning Tennis Gardens. Private tennis lessons available
  • The largest deep-water resort marina on Florida’s west coast 
  • Camp Loggerhead for kids, along with a Children’s Beach and Turtle Walk
    • Entertains kids with everything from beach/nature walks and sea turtle talks to ice cream socials, PJ parties and more
  • Stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards, kayaks - and dolphin sightings occur on a regular basis
  • State-of-the-art Mind and Motion Studio including pilates, spinning and Zumba - for the fitness family and Sunrise Beach Yoga for the yogis in the family
  • Large suites are equipped with kitchens, dishwashers, and washer and dryers - a beachfront home away from home!
  • For the well-infused family, walking meditation at the Labyrinth Garden
    • Allows guests to fully disconnect and quiet the mind
    • Beneath the shade of canopied trees overhead, the peaceful garden invites guests to walk and follow the labyrinth’s circular stone path to the center, where stillness and clarity are found
    • Afterwards, guests retreat to the spa or back to their room for some R&R with the unique tea amenity including a book on meditation, a tea beverage and a cell phone sleeping bag
  • Holistic spa treatments - for the parents 
  • Pool overlooking the waters of the Gulf, enjoy lunch al fresco or post-swim snack at the poolside restaurant, Barefoot’s Bar and Grille 
  • The resort offers a “dine-in sand table” option where you can create your own menu and watch the sunset with your family while sitting beachside
Lido Beach Resort 
  • Specializing in Gulf coast sunsets and all things R&R, travelers consider Lido Beach their go-to destination when life demands the simplicity of a Piña Colada and a tan
  • Lido Beach Resort features 223 newly-renovated rooms and suites with Gulf or bay views. All suites come equipped with private balconies and full kitchens so you never really have to leave
  • Two pools on property - adults only and family pool
  • A lively Tiki Bar is situated in between the two pools - perfect for tropical cocktails and fresh beachside bites like the crowd-favorite Chili-Lime Grilled Fish Tacos or Beer Battered Cod served in poolside baskets
  • Guests at Lido Beach Resort can enjoy the ultimate getaway with 300 feet of private beachfront perfect for swimming, sand castles, or simply soaking up the sun
  • Guests can go off property to sail, scuba-dive, or fish
  • Lido Beach Resort's Sunday Brunch has been featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of “Florida’s best brunches”, and for good reason. Perfect for couples, families and groups, their award-winning brunch offers everything from omelet and waffles stations to freshly carved prime rib, seafood display and more. Sip an ice-cold champagne or a mimosa while enjoying an irresistible selection of brunch favorites and panoramic views of the Sarasota sky line and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Pet friendly

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