Recommendations:

Ed & Jena's Suggestions for Nearby ~ Transportation, Lodging, Restaurants, Shopping, & Excursions

Lodging

Best Western Plus is one of the closest economical hotels near the Prana Yoga and Health Center (3.2 miles) where we will be practicing and is one mile from Siesta Key Beach.

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Enjoy a taste of old school Florida with a modern update.  Ed and I stayed at Captiva ~ a charming motel during our Wedding festivities.  There is a common area courtyard, a nearby swimming pool and access to the beach.

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Ed and I have enjoyed the artistic spin this hotel offers.  There are rotating artists that come through and guests are often encouraged to participate in making art.  The roof top bar has a great view of the Sarasota skyline, day and night.

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Prefer more of "home-like" accommodations?  Check out various airbnb rentals nearby. 

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Beaches

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Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with turquoise colored, warm gulf coast waters and white sandy beaches.  Temperatures are still refreshing in October.   Siesta Key Beach is the closest beach to the studio; here are other nearby beaches from North to South with public entrances:
 

  • Anna Maria Island

  • Holmes Beach

  • Brandenton Beach

  • Coquina Beach

  • Lido Beach

  • Long Boat Key

  • Nokomis Beach

Restuarants

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Sarasota is known for excellent cuisine, farm to table options, plenty of fresh seafood and has numerous dining options.  Some of our favorites:
 

  • Shore: St. Armands & Longboat Key Locations

  • The Boat House (venue)

  • Conner's Steak House

  • Simons (Coffee/lunch)

  • Isan (Thai)

  • Siesta Key Oyster Bar

  • Owen's Fish Camp

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Shopping & Excursions

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  • St. Armands Circle

    Siesta Key Village

    Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
    Ringling Musuem
    Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
    Big Cat Habitat
    Rod and Reel Fishing

     

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