Summer break isn't just for kids. That's why we've listed some amazing staycations in Sarasota that everyone in your family will enjoy!

Venice Beach, Florida

Have a beach day, but instead of going to the popular Siesta Key Beach, head over to Venice Beach for a pleasant change of scenery. They have volleyball nets if you want to get active, but, you'd rather go exploring, then you can search for large shark teeth here, too, earning the beach its nickname Shark Tooth Beach.

Venice Beach also has a snack bar under the pavilion with a wide variety of tasty options, so you don't have to leave for food and can spend a full day soaking in the sun.

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Siesta Key Drum Circle

Feel like a tourist and watch the Siesta Key drum circle, a free live music performance on the beach every Sunday evening. Enjoy the different types of music, dance, or even join in by bringing your own drum and following the beat.

South Lido Beach

Another great idea for a summer staycation in Sarasota is having a beach cook out. Whether you spent all day at the beach or come to the beach during sunset, grilling out can be a relaxing way to enjoy a summer night. Lido Beach is the perfect place for a cook out because they have grills with picnic areas overlooking the beautiful shore and sunset. 

Parkway 8 Cinema

Need a break from the sun? Go see a matinee before 6 p.m. at Parkway 8 Cinema, which makes the movies affordable for the whole family at just $2 per ticket. If you can't make it in time, ticket prices only go up 50 cents after 6 p.m.

Oleary's Tiki Bar & Grill

Kiddo-free for an afternoon? Or don't have kids? Go day drinking at Oleary's Tiki Bar and Grill and enjoy the amazing bay view with gorgeous waters and unique boats. This fun, relaxing tiki bar also has live music, great appetizers, and something to please everyone on the menu. There's also a park nearby so you can take a lovely stroll afterwards.

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Aloft Sarasota

Lastly, to make for a sunsational summer staycation in Sarasota, book a hotel! Sometimes it's hard to get in that vacation mindset when you stay in your own home, and the Aloft is a grand choice if you want to get away. This hotel is trendy and has a rooftop pool so you can spend some day relaxing, tanning, and taking a dip on the roof and not have to leave the hotel at all. 

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Whether you stay home or go to a hotel, you and your family can have a sunsational summer staycation in Sarasota.

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