While the island of Lido Key, Florida, is only ten miles long, it, along with St. Armands, attract vacationers by the droves and the quality of vacation rentals like condos, apartments, cottages, villas and homes settled in beach resorts. Lido Key, Florida, is comprised of North Lido Beach, Lido Beach, and South Lido Park, each being unique. What is similar between them all is the beauty to witness in the white sands, clear blue waters, and natural workings of flora, fauna, and the shape-shifting of a barrier island. Go to 100 acres of South Lido Park to see creatures on land and sea, and four distinct bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico, Big Pass, Sarasota Bay, and Brushy Bay. Swing by the more public beach of Lido Beach. Or, find a niche in the more private North Lido Beach. Ambiance is preserved, as well as nature is protected. Laws limit size and number of buildings. Two points of interests for the Lido Key visitor are the South Lido Park Nature Center and the Mote's Aquarium. At the aquarium, there is the "Touch Tank" where you can play with different sea creatures. Lido Key, Florida, is less likely to have events, but you can't miss both St. Armands and Sarasota when you enter or leave Lido Key. Numerous events run the gamut of interests. From the educational to film festivals, from triathlons to dance competitions, from wine tastings to beachcombing parties and pub crawls, year-round, the area is rich with cultural and beachy events. And when you need to browse for the latest of all fashions and sporting gear, or the antique and local arts, St. Armands Circle is where you go. Over 130 upscale stores, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants are a vacation on a vacation for the shopper. Finding the right shop or restaurant is difficult, as there are many choices, but an easy drive from Lido Key and an easy walk around the world-renowned outlets and malls. Of course, a holiday destination like Lido Key, Florida, has, beside many excellent beach resorts, a plenty of vacation rentals like condos, homes, apartments, cottages, or villas.
Before or after you explore Sarasota and St. Armands, Lido Key, Florida, is an exploration of leisure and sport. Many boaters choose Lido Key because of its access to the Gulf of Mexico and the intertwining canals and protected bays of the Intercoastal Waterway. With every sport imaginable in the Sarasota, St. Armands, Lido Key, and Longboat Key area, what will attract you to Lido Key are the leisurely time along the shores, under the radiant sun, by the seemingly-drinkable waters. A quiet picnic at one of the tables, a playground for the children to enjoy, a nature trail to stroll through - Lido Key is the ideal getaway, without the seclusion of all the excitement of a Floridian vacation. Be prepared to enjoy not just the stunning beaches, but the excellent vacation rentals settled in beach resorts too. Condos, homes, apartments, cottages, or luxury villas offer great amenities and different level of luxury, the only possible issue to choose a luxurious vacation rental of Lido Key, Florida, being on a budget!