Siesta Key is a barrier island in Sarasota, Fla known for wonderful beaches and great attractions. The Ringling Museum of Art, The Asolo Theatre (and many other theatres), the Reds Spring Training, the Sarasota Opera, St. Armands Circle, Mote Marine Laboratory, Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and many other attractions are in Sarasota. Myakka River State Park and Oscar Scherer State Park are within a short drive to see alligators, wildlife and native plants. The area has dozens of golf courses. Tampa & St. Petersburg are about 1 hour away with lots to see and do including theatres, restaurants, museums and professional sports. Siesta Key offers village life with world renowned white quartz sand beaches, many restaurants, live music ,shops, and sports equipment rental centers.