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Best Times of Year to Stay on Siesta Key

Siesta Key is a beautiful place filled with fun, warm weather & world class beaches. It's a top spring break location and spot for snowbirds from up north. Paradise might be better, but Siesta Key would keep the score close on most days.

Everyone knows that March and April are prime season for visiting Siesta Key's golden shores. We're here to tell you on the best times of year to visit that most people don't think about. Let's get to it!


Siesta Key draws tourists from all over the world. It also draws tourists from all over Florida, especially on weekends. About 20 million people in Florida live within a 5 hour drive of Siesta Key. There's lots of competition for everything from hotels to beach space to restaurant tables on weekends. The weekdays, except in March & April, tend to be much less crowded on Siesta Key.


The days on Siesta Key get nice and long right around the time May starts. There is so much to do with all those hours of daylight and so little time before schools go on summer break. If you can deal with some heat, because May will bring it, you will love the lack of crowds on the beach and in traffic, too. You'll meet lots of happy locals who are excited to have Siesta Key back for themselves for a few weeks and are flush with cash from working in season. Also, no snowbirds.


September is usually going to be warm here on Siesta Key. If you can stay here after Labor Day, you will avoid all the crowds in September. Many fine dining restaurants have specials during this month to help bring in business. You can eat like a king for a nice discount during your trip if you come in September. Also, no snowbirds.


Siesta Key starts to cool down in the middle of October and this is most people's favorite time of year. With school in session and no one on any kind of spring or summer break, October gives you a chance to enjoy Siesta Key with spring like weather with less than half the people. Also, no snowbirds.

November (Pre-Thanksgiving)

You'll never guess why I recommend November before Thanksgiving. Yes, it is because there are no snowbirds. The days are usually cooler but still plenty warm for a day at the beach. The water is refreshing and the nights are perfect. Remember, the parking lots for Siesta Key are open until midnight. Starting in November (please check as this date varies) you can also once again have lights on the beach after dark as Sea Turtle season has ended.

Stay with us in our furnished 1 or 2 bedroom vacation rental condos in Siesta Key Village at Minorga on the Key Village Condos! We're located in the heart of the action and only a short walk to the beach. You end your night at a bar or restaurant usually anyway, why not stay close to them and a short walk from the beach?

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