There is so much to do and see in the state of Florida, it's the perfect vacation destination for travelers from around the world. The Gulf of Mexico Drive will take you to Longboat Key. This is an island that was owned by the Ringling Brothers for many years and only recently became public property. There are many beautiful beach front resorts and upscale shops, restaurants and bars to choose from.
There are many small, well run Boutique Resorts to choose from, making this unique island one of the much sought after vacation destinations in Western Florida. You can choose resort in Anna Maria Island during your vacation.
Drive a little further North and you will find yourself going through Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria for scenic beach views and public swimming areas.
The Sarasota area is famous for having the most beautiful beach, not only in Florida, but in the whole United States. Siesta Key is just South of Sarasota and has beautiful sugar fine sand on its family friendly beach. The annual sand sculpture festival is held there in early November and artists from all over the world participate.
The West coast of Southern Florida is a true vacation destination for visitors from around the world, especially if you're looking for a getaway away from the major tourist attractions. You might just have the vacation of a lifetime.