Follow Ryan and I as we travel to Longboat Key on our adventurous weekend getaway.
My husband and I have a bad habit of neglecting our anniversary. Between our work schedules, family obligations, and the stresses of every day life, it’s difficult enough to remember our anniversary date – let alone plan a trip to celebrate the occasion. When I received a chance to travel to Longboat Key, Florida, for VISIT FLORIDA, I knew it would be a perfect opportunity for an adventurous anniversary weekend getaway. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or simply want to plan an action-packed weekend with your sweetheart, here’s how Longboat Key can fit the bill.
Adventurous Outdoor Getaway Activities for Couples in Longboat Key, Florida
1. Enjoy the Natural Beauty of Longboat Key
Spend a few hours of your trip enjoying the natural beauty of Longboat Key, Florida. The local beaches’ smooth sand, aquamarine water, and majestic palm trees are simply beautiful, with stunning nature paths to explore around every corner.
2. Biking Along the Beach
During your stay in Longboat Key, rent bikes and cycle along the beach’s sandy bike path or the nearby beach sidewalk. Cycling along the shore is a fantastic way to take in the gorgeous beach view and explore nearby areas, such as St. Armands Circle.
3. Snorkel the Longboat Key Waters
If you’re a fan of sea life, snorkel the bright blue waters on the bayside of South Lido Beach to spot sea stars, sand dollars, sea urchins, crabs, and more. The locals we spoke to recommend searching the grassy areas in shallow water for the best marine life sightings.
4. Play a Game of Tennis
Longboat Key’s consistent sunshine and sea breezes make it the perfect spot for a game of tennis. You’ll find world-class facilities at the Tennis Gardens inside the Longboat Key Club Resort.
5. Enjoy a Day of Boating
A day spent boating across Longboat Key’s bright blue water is guaranteed to fulfill your need for adventure. There is a wide variety of boat rental options in the area, and if you own a boat, you can dock it overnight at the marina of the Longboat Key Club Moorings.
6. Ride a Boat to Lunch
When you need to take a short break from boating, grab a bite to eat at a favorite of Longboat Key locals, The Old Salty Dog. The restaurant, with direct access from your boat, has delicious seafood, burgers, and their famous deep-fried hot dogs. The restaurant also has a traditional parking lot if you’re not traveling by water.
7. Kayak Through the Longboat Key Mangroves
Kayak along the coast of Longboat Key to get an unbeatable view of the area’s native plant and animal life. You’ll also find gopher tortoises walking through the mangrove islands, dolphins swimming in the bay, and sand bars offering crystal clear waters in front of nearby islands.
8. Relax at a Hotel Perfect for Adventurers
After your adventurous activities are completed each day, you’ll want a comfortable place to recharge. Only a few minutes away from Longboat Key, the Hotel Indigo Sarasota offers affordable rooms and a gorgeous atmosphere where you can relax in between your outdoor adventures.
If you’re looking for an adventurous weekend getaway, Longboat Key, Florida is the perfect destination. The area features world-class beaches, year-round sunshine, and a variety of outdoor activities perfect for couples. Your trip to Longboat Key will be an anniversary you’ll never forget. If you’d like more information on the area, see VISIT FLORIDA‘s website for additional details.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA. Thanks to Hotel Indigo Sarasota for graciously hosting us over the weekend. The opinions and text are all mine.