While Siesta Key Village plays host to many festivals, such as Siesta Fiesta and activities like dining and art shows, held here during ‘season,’ the main reason for visiting "The Village" is for shopping, dining or partying.
But you can go just to meander and enjoy the atmosphere, too. That's free! It covers just several blocks on both street sides.
With about 100 stores, cafes, and fun points of interest, you’ll find exploring in the village a relaxing and fun adventure.
It's a small enough area so that it's not an overwhelming exploration experience, but one that can feel "homey," especially if it's a second or third visit.
If you're able, it's a nice atmosphere for a walk, stopping in at, perhaps, one of the watering holes that you may cross paths with for a cool, quenching beverage; SKOB (Siesta Key Oyster Bar), Gilligan's, The Daiquiri Dec, just to name a few.
Filled with small boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars, make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes because you’ll surely wear out some shoe leather here.
Siesta Key Village is not overly large, so it's quite possible to navigate all of it on foot, if you are the healthy type.
There are lots of fun little shops with knick-knacks and souvenirs, tennis or surf gear and swimsuits, places to buy film and sunscreen, a hat or t-shirt that says Siesta Key on it, or snorkeling gear or sea shells or postcards or a gift...well, you get the idea.
If you’re looking for fun you’ll want to spend some time hanging out in the Village of Siesta Key for an afternoon or evening.
And if you're
lucky enough to be in the area during one of the festivals there's no
better place to attend an outdoor event.The last big event of the season, Siesta Fiesta, is hosted here.
Directions and Location: From the mainland: take Rt. 41 to Stickney Point Road and head west over the bridge. Turn right and follow Midnight Pass Road until it turns into Beach Road. Follow Beach Road until it turns into Ocean Boulevard.
From Siesta Key Public Beach simply follow Beach Road northwest until it turns into Ocean Boulevard. The Village is located northwest of Siesta Public Beach on Ocean Boulevard and parking is free along the curbside and there’s a free public parking lot as well.