Beaches

Plan a Staycation or Getaway. Ideas for a Sarasota, Florida Vacation. Things to do on vacation, getaway, or staycation in Sarasota and Siesta Key getaway. The beach and beyond from friendly family activities to outdoor restaurants on the water, eco-tours, and parks. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Ideas for a Sarasota, Florida Vacation

You deserve a little down time. Here is some inspiration for ways to enjoy Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, and Venice–beyond the white-sun-kissed sands and relaxing Gulf shores. Of course, you’ll... Read more
Planning a Vacation Using Pinterest. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

How to Use Pinterest for Travel Inspiration

If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, it is a visual search engine and the perfect place for travel inspiration. Pinterest makes researching travel ideas a pleasure.  Pinterest is easy to use. Simply search for a... Read more
Ways to Experience Sarasota, FL Virtually. Expand your world. Learn about Sarasota, Florida nature, history, art, science, and more with virtual experiences through videos or live streaming events. | Must Do Visitor Guides

Ways to Experience Sarasota, FL Virtually

It is inspiring to see how Sarasota, Florida businesses have adapted and are finding creative ways to keep us engaged and entertained virtually amid coronavirus. Just like all across the globe, many Sarasota,... Read more
Beach Info for a Vacation in Sarasota, Florida. Top beach for kids, dog beach, Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, Lido Beach, secluded Longboat Key beaches, and Venice Beach - the shark tooth capital of the world. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Beach Info for a Vacation in Sarasota, Florida

By Laurén Ettinger Any day at the beach is a day well spent but with a little planning, your beach day can be taken to the next level! Even if you plan to lounge on the beach and do nothing... Read more
Siesta Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation because of its 99 percent pure-quartz white sand. Photo by Nita Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Where is the Best Siesta Key Beach Parking?

The last thing you want to do when you’re headed to the beach is waste time looking for a parking spot. Here is a list of Siesta Key public beach access points and... Read more
Leave No Trace Principals at the Beach. Must Do Visitor Guides Southwest Florida Travel. A handy guide on how to minimize your impact while at the beach so the Naples, Fort Myers, and Sarasota Florida coastline will stay a beautiful natural place.

Leave No Trace Principles at the Beach

By Laurén Ettinger Spending a day on a pristine white sand beach with crystal clear warm Gulf of Mexico water is a highlight of any trip to southwest Florida. Our beautiful coastline needs your help... Read more
Must Do Visitor Guides Fun Things to do with Kids in Venice, Florida. www.MustDo.com

Fun Things to Do With Kids in Venice, Florida

By: Susan Finch Venice, Florida offers a family-friendly getaway with a sparkling shoreline, Italian Renassance architecture, shops, and so much more. It’s also a perfect spot for kids to play and explore some of Venice’s... Read more
Planning a vacation to Sarasota, FL. All you need to know. Must Do Visitor Guides.

Planning a Vacation to Sarasota, Florida: All You Need to Know

Our website and printed Must Do Visitor Guides offer carefully curated lists of what to do, where to eat, and more. Did you know you can read the current printed edition online? Check out... Read more
Here’s how to choose an Ocean-Safe sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn and keep our planet and your family safe on your Florida beach vacation.

Reef Safe, Ocean-Friendly Sun Protection

By: Susan Finch With so much emphasis on protecting our skin with plenty of sunscreen, it’s easy to forget to protect our world’s most precious assets while doing it. Your sunscreen could be damaging,... Read more
Must Do Visitor Guides Florida Beach Warning Flags Infographic. Learn all about Florida’s beach warning flags and what they mean. | MustDo.com

Florida Beach Warning Flags

By Laurén Ettinger Florida’s beach warning flag program uses flags in four colors accompanied by interpretive signs along the beach to explain the meaning of each color. By understanding what to look out for... Read more
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