Sarasota, Florida Attractions

Popular Destinations in Siesta Key, Florida

Looking for things to do in Siesta Key? Take your curiosity outside and discover a variety of interesting things to do in Siesta Key including Jungle Gardens and Myakka River State Park. Hyatt Siesta Key Beach is also conveniently located near popular Sarasota, Florida attractions. Historic landmarks, botanical gardens, and national monuments are just a few attractions in Sarasota worthy of a visit.

DeSoto National Memorial
History buffs will love this Sarasota attraction re-created with the look and feel of the period when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed here in 1539. Visit this national memorial nestled on the Manatee River, west of downtown Sarasota.

Florida Ever-Glides, Inc.
Tour the city on a Segway Human Transporter. Florida Ever-Glides is the first company in the United States to offer historic and scenic guided tours using these modern vehicles.

Gamble Plantation
Visit the oldest structure on the southwestern coast of Florida - a fine example of an antebellum plantation home, located northeast of downtown Bradenton.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
This peaceful retreat on the bay, just south of downtown, is a beautiful botanical garden, worth visiting during your stay at Hyatt.

Historic Spanish Point
Explore 5,000 years of history through prehistoric Indian mounds, pioneer-era buildings and the colorful gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer at Historic Spanish Point. This family-friendly Sarasota attraction features picnic facilities, a large Butterfly Garden, nature trails, unique exhibits and a 30 acre archaeological, historical and environmental site on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida.

Jungle Gardens
Stroll along a trail that wanders through this wildly overgrown paradise. With an ever-changing landscape of jungle growth around open-pond shorelines and exhibitions such as "Birds of the Rainforest" and "Reptile Encounter," Sarasota Jungle Gardens provides an exciting adventure for everyone - open daily from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Myakka River State Park
Visit one of Florida's oldest and largest state parks offering a variety of fun things to do in Siesta Key. The Myakka River flows through 53 square miles of wetlands, prairies and woodlands. The park is popular for hiking, fishing, camping and wildlife observation. Allow our Concierge to help you plan the ultimate adventure during your visit - with guided hikes along the river, fishing equipment rentals and maps, so you can explore the park at your own speed. Located nine miles east of I-75 in Sarasota, the Myakka State Park is open daily from 8:00a.m. until sunset.

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915 Seaside Drive, Siesta Key, Florida, USA, 34242