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Experiences

Escape the Ordinary at Longboat Key Club

Activities near Sarasota for every interest and age group

There’s no shortage of adventure and wonder at the Resort at Longboat Key Club. Our secluded barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico offers ample opportunity to explore 410 acres of beachfront, wild water activities, majestic golf courses, award-winning tennis, and our relaxing pool space. Everything you could ever dream is within arm’s reach — and if you’re ready to explore further, the charms, culinary offerings, and upscale shopping of downtown Sarasota is just a few short minutes away. Relax and let the warm Gulf breezes take you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Activities

Longboat Key is a tranquil escape with plenty of activities to enjoy, and the greater Sarasota area offers an even wider array of sun and fun to explore. Try out some of our favorite local activities to make the most of your trip.

St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle in downtown Sarasota is home to a colorful array of galleries, restaurants, and upscale boutiques you won’t find anywhere else.

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Kayaking

Explore the beautiful waters of the Sarasota area by kayak on a private boating tour, or step things up on a stand up paddleboard.

Baseball Spring Training

Watch major league baseball teams play their spring training games! Spot four teams playing within an hour of the resort, including the Baltimore Orioles and the Atlanta Braves.

Fishing

Cast a line and take in the relaxed pace of the Gulf Coast in Sarasota Fishing Charters. Sarasota is home to some of the finest fishing in the country, so for avid anglers, it simply can’t be missed.

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Outdoor Exploration

Have a family-friendly wildlife adventure at Sarasota Jungle Gardens or the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, where kids and adults alike can learn about conservation and get to know Sarasota’s wildest residents.

Arts

Enjoy a transporting performance by the Sarasota Opera or Sarasota Orchestra, which attract world class artists and musicians each season.

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Bacchus On The Beach

Join us for the 11th Annual two-day food and wine celebration at the resort with a stone crab festival and auction benefiting the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership.

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Aerial view of the marina with boats at Longboat Key Club

Sunset Cruises

Watch the sun descend over the Gulf on a sunset cruise with LeBarge Tropical Cruises, or Key Sailing Charters.

Opal Unpacked

Inside Sarasota’s Wood Street Studio

Across the country, more and more woodworkers are jumping on the urban lumber bandwagon by breathing new life into old wood destined for the dump. But only in Sarasota will you find an abundance of rare tree species and a man, named Dale Reike, who transforms it into stunning pieces that tell a unique story about this southwestern spot on the gulf.

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