Area Attractions

Whether you're an exercise enthusiast, love to shop, or a relaxation addict, you’ll find many fun things to do surrounding our hotel in Siesta Key, Florida. Snag a paddleboard, kayak along the shoreline, or hop on a bike to explore the area.

The Residences on Siesta Key Beach

915 Seaside Drive
Siesta Key, Florida, United States, 34242



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Outdoor Activities

Private Cabanas

Take a break after a day on the beach in our private cabanas surrounding our pool deck or enjoy the views of the pristine Gulf of Mexico while relaxing in your own private space, away from it all, enjoying the magnificent scenery.

Biking in Siesta Key

The Residences on Siesta Key Beach can provide you and your family with bicycles so you can cycle the island. Biking is great exercise and the perfect way to experience Siesta Key up close. Travel along the paths surrounding our hotel or ask the valet for fun places to explore

Kayaking & Paddleboarding

Catch some waves while you paddleboard or explore the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico with one of our Kayaks. See our local wildlife, including manatees and dolphins, as you paddle the gentle Gulf waters.

Game Area

Play a leisurely game of pool, shuffleboard, or ping pong at the Waterfall Terrace overlooking the gulf. All games are free for guests.

Room Activities

iPads Available

Whether you need to check your email, surf the web, or upload vacation photos, we have iPads available so you can relax in the total comfort of your own residence.

Game System Rental

Looking for a rainy day activity? We have two gaming systems available for rental: PlayStation 3 or Wii. Feel free to bring your own games or borrow one of ours.


Our resort also features a mini library of books available for you to read during your stay. Grab your favorite novel, find a shady spot and relax to the relaxing sound of Siesta Key Beach.


Our movie collection has over 100 movies to choose from. This is a perfect way to end a long day in the Sarasota sun. Whether it's a movie for two, or the whole family, you are sure to find something that suits your mood.

Arts & Culture

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is Florida’s official art museum, filled with more than 500 years of European and American works - including one of the world's grandest collections of 17th-century baroque paintings. The Ca' d'Zan Mansion is the Ringlings' magnificent, 32-room Venetian-Gothic mansion on beautiful Sarasota Bay.

Crowley Museum

Crowley Museum and Nature Center (CMNC) is a non-profit nature and pioneer history center located on 190 acres of native land adjacent to the Myakka River in Sarasota County. Visitors can enjoy nature trails through the protected wildlife sanctuary, a boardwalk traversing the Maple Branch Swamp and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh and an observation tower overlooking the Myakka River.


Siesta Key Village

A a charming, beachy district filled with restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, and local owned boutiques. You’ll find unique little shops with knick-knacks and souvenirs, surf gear and swimsuits, tennis supplies, or a t-shirt to take home that says Siesta Key on it.

St. Armands Circle

With more than 140 upscale shops and specialty stores, St. Armands Circle offers the most diverse collection of fine dining and shopping in Sarasota. St. Armands is a unique Sarasota shopping experience, which spans two bridges over Sarasota Bay.

The Mall at University Town Center

Shop to your heart’s content at The Mall at University Town Center. With more than 150 stores and restaurants, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and a children’s play area, you're sure to find your favorite fashion and lifestyle retailers and sit-down restaurants — as well as distinctive retailers you won’t find anywhere else.

Sports – Golf Concierges

Pairing golfers with the right environment to suit their lifestyle needs or creating the best Sarasota golf vacation experience for visitors is a daily commitment. Our Sarasota golf course partners have consistently proven that they provide the highest quality Sarasota golf club service and experience the area has to offer.

Chitwood Charters

Captain Jerry Chitwood has owned and operated Chitwood Charters for 27 years. As the originator and longest running exclusively Grand Banks chartering operation in the nation, Chitwood Charters has become one of Florida's most respected charter brokerages. With everything from rowboats to luxurious "mega-yachts" under his belt, Captain Chitwood has over 40 years of "in and on the water" experience.

Family Attractions

Mote Aquarium

Bring the kids to the Mote Aquarium, part of the noted Mote Marine Laboratory complex. Enjoy an exciting day of petting stingrays, watching sharks and much more!

Big Cat Habitat

Visit the Big Cat Habitat a safe haven to a variety of wild animals including tigers, lions, bears, primates and birds. Drop by or schedule a visit to watch training, bring a school tour or a corporate tour.

South Florida Museum and Parker Manatee Aquarium

The South Florida Museum and Parker Manatee Aquarium is a popular Sarasota museum that represents state's geologic and cultural history, ranging from prehistoric fossils to the recreated dwellings of Florida’s earliest Spanish settlers. The complex also boasts the Parker Manatee Aquarium and the Bishop Planetarium, where shows are featured daily.

Circus Museum at The Ringling

Experience this big-top Sarasota attraction devoted to circus memorabilia, from parade wagons and calliopes to costumes and colorful posters. The grounds also include a classical courtyard, a rose garden, a museum shop, and the historic Asolo Theater - a 19th-century Italian court playhouse that the Ringlings moved to Sarasota in the 1950s. On weekdays, the center offers guided tours of the art museum, house and circus museum from 10:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. While you're waiting for the next tour at the family-friendly Sarasota museum, explore the gardens or have lunch at the Banyan Cafe.