Every season is the best season to visit the lush paradise that is the Florida Keys, but if your journey brings you here during the spring, you may be wondering if there are things you may want to do that are exclusively seasonal. Although most activities can be enjoyed at any time of the year, there are always special events that only take place during the spring and reasons why you may discover that spring is your favorite time to visit. During most of the season, the crowds will be limited, and for those who live in colder parts of the country, the warmth will make your soul happy. We have created this guide to all the things that will make planning a trip to Key West and your stay in one of our Rent The Keys seasonal sanctuaries the most wonderful experience of your life!
Day 1: March Mildness
The beauty of the Keys attracts the most talented artists in the world, and Springfest, held in March, is our favorite way to usher in the new season! Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island is where you will find this display of the finest arts, the most incredible crafts, and all the beautiful items you will want to bring home with you to enjoy forever more! Spend the morning roaming the aisles, and when hunger pains strike, you can walk on over to the Ugly Grouper for a lunch that will fill your belly and feed your soul! The Ugly Grouper, located at 5704 Marina Drive, is a local hotspot that is always jumping, serving fresh seafood, juicy burgers, and if your visit to Springfest takes place in the afternoon, you can expect to hear live music during your dinner break!
Day 2: April is Perfect For Planning a Trip to Key West.
Enjoy perfect weather when planning a Key West vacation in spring! April temperatures feature highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid-60s, guaranteeing you will want to get outside and play as much as possible, and in Sarasota, the annual Run for the Turtles is a low-key way to do something good for the environment and to enjoy the warmth of your Keys getaway! Taking place from Mid-April through June, you don’t have to be here in the state to participate in this 5K Run or 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, as it is a virtual event, but we can promise you will enjoy it more if you are! The proceeds of the run go towards saving the sea turtles, and if you choose to do your mile on the beach, who knows? A brief swim in the sea after to help you cool down may end up with a genuine sea turtle encounter! Carb up after with a breakfast visit to the Blu Island Bistro located in nearby Venice, known for their amazing pancakes made from a decades old secret-recipe. Once you have exerted all that energy with your run and filled up on pancakes, the best way to complete your day is by staking your claim on your beach acreage and relaxing with the sun and surf!
Day 3: May Your Visit Never End
Three days never seems long enough, and on this, your last day of your Keys adventures, you may find yourself dreading nightfall, but let’s not think about that right now. Let’s concentrate on planning a Key West vacation to remember! The Siesta Sand Sculpture Contest takes place the first weekend in May, and unlike the November version (the Siesta Key Crystal Classic) which is where the best professional sand sculptors show their stuff, this amateur version never fails to please. Grab your kids and create your own sculpture or simply walk along the white sands of Siesta Key and be amazed at the skill and talent of sculptors of all ages and skill levels. Interested in increasing your sandcastle making skills? Sandventures, 2963 Edgewood Lane #6508, offers lessons that could quite possibly ensure that your own sculpture is in the running for a prize at the Siesta Sand Sculpture Contest!
Spend your day soaking up the sun, examining sand sculptures, and cooling off in the waters of the Gulf, and when the dinner bell rings, head over to Turtles Restaurant, 8875 Midnight Pass Road, and enjoy a meal of fresh grouper, cold beer, and a tasty slice of key lime pie as you look out over the waters of Little Sarasota Bay. As the sun sets on your last day in paradise, we can promise you won’t be thinking about tomorrow as the sun sinks in a fiery kaleidoscope of color into the sea!
Adventures in Comfort
However you spend your spring days, spending your spring nights in the comforts of our luxury Rent The Keys seasonal escapes promises to make your Florida vacation unforgettable. Contact us now and reserve your favorite today!