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4 Day Trips from Siesta Key to Take Right Now

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July 24, 2020

While we all know you came to Siesta Key for some much-needed beach time, there are so many other places nearby that are worth exploring as well during your vacation. So, take a break from the sand and surf and see more of Florida with these four day trips from Siesta Key.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Spend the day in downtown Sarasota and plan a visit to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Nestled on the shores of the stunning Sarasota Bay, the Selby gardens offers 45 acres of a tropical urban oasis. The downtown location is the only botanical garden in the world focused on the exhibition of a variety of tropical plants including, bromeliads, ferns, and epiphytic orchids.

Solomon’s Castle

One of the more unique day trips from Siesta Key has to be a visit to Solomon’s Castle. About an hour outside of Siesta Key, there is a home-turned-museum created by a well-known sculptor, Howard Solomon. Construction of the castle began in 1972, and today it stands at 12,000-square-foot and three stories high. Serving as an exhibition space for Solomon’s sculptures and artwork, this quirky castle comes complete with colorful stained-glass windows, unusual art pieces, and one-of-a-kind features like a gun that shoots toilet plungers. Tours are available Tuesday through Sunday, October through August 1st.

Gamble Plantation State Park

Soak up a bit of history with a visit to South Florida’s only surviving plantation home at the Gamble Plantation State Park. The antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and the headquarters to a thriving sugar plantation. Today, the mansion is styled and furnished as a typical 19th-century plantation would look like. While there is not an entrance fee, there are guided tours for $6 a person.

Warm Mineral Springs

Head to the city of North Port to visit Florida’s only natural warm spring at the Warm Mineral Springs. With a consistent 85-degree temperature and what is believed to have the highest mineral contents of any natural springs in the U.S., visitors flock here to soak it all up. Enjoy a full day of relaxation in the warming waters, plus on-site spa services.

Stay at Crescent Royale Condominiums

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Make Crescent Royale Condominiums your home base when planning these day trips from Siesta Key. Our vacation rentals are an ideal choice for extended stay vacations, with fully equipped kitchens, comfortable living areas, walking distance to the beach, and beautiful views. Choose from one, two, three, and four-bedroom condos and remember to book direct when making your reservation for the best rate guaranteed.

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