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Life in beautiful Lido Key in Sarasota can be divine, providing you with the tranquility of the Gulf of Mexico in a fabulous location just a short drive from big city attractions. You can enjoy the best of both worlds from your Lido Key beach house while also enjoying all of the comforts of home. The beach house in Lido Key that you select as your home away from home may have featured amenities like a hot tub or a private pool, roomy bedrooms and living rooms and a spacious kitchen with full-sized appliances.
If you want to enjoy fun in the sun in Florida, you will love all that there is to do in the Lido Key area. In and around Lido Key, Fort Myers, Sarasota and other areas, there are some truly gorgeous beach locations for you to enjoy sunbathing, building sandcastles, swimming, body surfing and more. There are also tours and excursions available for wildlife viewing, deep sea fishing, parasailing, sightseeing and other activities. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Lido Key area.
After fun-filled days on the coast, you may be excited to spend your afternoons or evenings enjoying a touch of culture to add some spice to your vacation. There are many cultural destinations close to Cape Coral, Lido Key and other communities. The Sarasota Opera is one option to consider, and there are performances held on select dates throughout the year. The Florida Studio Theatre runs evening shows for you and your family to enjoy together. You can also catch minor league baseball action at the famous Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.
When you are ready to get out and see the sights in the Lido Key and Sarasota area, you will be pleased to discover that there are numerous fun attractions that will hold your interest while on vacation. Some of the top-rated attractions to consider touring include the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Siesta Key Village, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, the Sarasota National Cemetery, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and others. Be sure to check the hours of operation so that you can best plan your travel experience to these hot attractions.
With so many outdoor attractions and activities in the Sarasota area to hold your interest, you may be wondering when the best time to visit the area is. The weather is stunning in Lido Key almost year-round with its humid subtropical climate. Situated in the deep south on the coast, this is an area that is often influenced by hurricane season. Because of this, it is not surprising to learn that the wettest months of the year are July through September. The temperature during the summer season may range from 60s and 70s for lows and 80s to 90s for highs. The temperature during the winter season may range from 50s and 60s for lows and 60s to 70s for highs.
The best way to get in the Sarasota and Lido Key area is to first travel into the Tampa Bay area. You can drive your personal car, or you can fly into the international airport. Bus and train travel are also options. From Tampa, you can drive in a rental car or your own car south along Interstate 75. Then, exit on Highway 72, and follow this road west through Sarasota until you reach Highway 41. Follow Highway 41 south for a few miles until you reach Route 789. Route 789 west will take you the rest of the way into Lido Key.