It is no wonder why Siesta have been ranked THE #1 BEACH IN THE USA several times. There are so many things to do in the area, the shops, the village, restaurants and the such. Plus, it is also located in the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
However, nature doesn’t stop right there, because if you stay a bit longer at this spectacular beach to wait for the stunning sunsets, you will never be disappointed. Trust me, they are awesome.
As you can see, this is also an amazing white sand beach. Located just walking distance from St. Armand’s Circle, in Sarasota FL and one of my favorite places to go for walks, shops, restaurants, music and events in the middle of the circle, well, the whole thing.
There is plenty of free parking, concessions, picnic tables, playground, and it is so family oriented. Love it!
This beach is in Anna Maria Island as well and it is beautiful. It is quieter, well kept, not as crowded as other nearby beaches and in no time you are in the beach town for restaurants and shop. Plan a visit and you will not be disappointed.
UPDATED POST: TRAVEL-DAY TRIP- THE BEACH SERIES- TODAY’S BEACH: ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEACH
What a nice island beach with an amazing long Pier and tons of beachy places to look, enjoy and remember forever. Your vacation will not be forgotten. Time to travel friends.
As you already know, each beach has its flavor, it’s pro’s and con’s, amenities, crowds, etc. This particular beach however is more quiet and less crowded than others. That is a plus when you want to find a spot either under the sun or a cover and not be bother with anything. Just looking at the mighty water, sand shells, well you get the drift. Smile.
When I am not in a party, crazy and super fun mood, I go to Crescent Beach for that special me, myself and I time. The plus is that I involve myself in a scavenger hunt for a variety of shells and I am never ever disappointed.
The sand of this particular beach is of a darker color but still beautiful. It does remind me that nature is second to none and that what God created a man cannot.
Venice is packed with attractions. A family friendly beach that guarantee a relaxing time for all. There are plenty of ways to get out there and reconnect with nature. Nothing beats the view of the water any time of the day, let alone experiencing the sunsets.
Venice beach (Caspersen) is called the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. The reason why is that many fossilized shark teeth wash up on the coastline of Venice. Kids and parents love to find them as well as shells. However, is illegal to remove and keep a living shell from the beach.
Also, there is the Jetty and the Fishing Pier. The Pier is 720 feet long, 22 feet wide and 20 feet high and it stands in water up to 18 feet deep. I personally love to walk this Pier.
This month, I will be posting weekly “A Day Trip to the Beach”. Beaches are my favorite places on earth, followed by any place in the country, wherever I get to see the mountains. Just to say that I was fascinated on my trip to Alaska, because the mountains are totally insane!
But back to my blog posts, I selected Siesta Key to start the series for several reasons. This beach has powder-soft, sugar super white sand. It’s 99% quartz. You can walk over it and will not feel the sun heat at all. It’s been awarded so many times as the #1 beach in the country that it is insane.
It has year-round lifeguards, concessions, playground, tennis courts, sand volleyball, grills, and many other amenities.
Every Sunday late afternoon, musician, dancers and anyone interested are drawn to the Siesta Key Drum Circle to wait and celebrate the glorious sunset by the beach.
One big problem though. During the season, basically from November to April, (which includes Spring Break) it gets so many people that the traffic jams to get there and finding a place to park becomes horrendous.
However, this beach is absolutely amazing and I will always find a way to enjoy it, regardless.
I have driven by Indianapolis many times, however, never stayed longer to see some of its downtown area; incidentally called, “The Mile Square”. It’s call that because of the many bars, local festivals, arts exhibit, restaurants, marathons and more.
When one thinks about Indianapolis, the first thing that comes to mind is the famous car race Indy 500. On that subject, the following are a couple of interesting facts about the race.
Indy 500: Total race covers 500 miles, but the driver accomplishes all of it by doing 200 laps on the 2.5-mile motor speedway oval layout during the actual competition. Brilliant, but I feel dizzy, smile.
Al Unser: This guy won this famous race 4 times. However, on his last win he was 45 years old, making him the oldest winner of Indy 500 in history.
Other than car racing, there are several famous people “Born” in the state of Indiana, they are:
Michael Jackson: Singer
Janel Jackson: Singer
Jackson Five: Singers
Axl Rose: Singer
John Mellencamp: Singer
Larry Bird: Basketball Player
Adam Lambert: Singer
Baby face: Singer
Steve McQueen: Actor
The following photo montage includes the Wholesale District, Downtown Indianapolis, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and other...
I did enjoy my short stay during the holidays with my adorable family and hopefully, you will venture to Indianapolis, Indiana one of these days.
This post is simply relaxing and no explanation or narrative of any kind is needed. The photos speak a marvelous language. Say no more you’ll. Enjoy!
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