Summer days feel like they should last forever, bringing carefree vibes and sunny days to our lives without end, but of course, they don’t. The days begin to shorten, the nights begin to cool, and before long, fall has arrived with its own set of fun and excitement, but still putting an end to our summer shenanigans. As we grow closer to this year’s end of summer, many Americans are starting to plan a Labor Day vacation that will send off the season in the best of ways! And because Florida is the land of eternal summer—we even have a license plate commemorating that very concept—a large portion of travelers make their way to our doorstep, soaking in the last bits of summer sun and fun! If your Labor Day journey is bringing you to Sarasota this year, your first bit of business should be finding a home; our Sarasota escapes at RentTheKeys will provide everything you need to be comfortable, relaxed, and to feel spoiled. Additionally, this guide to holiday adventures will help you fill every minute of your stay with excitement, joy, and all the summer shenanigans you can handle. 

Sarasota Farmers Market, Saturdays from 7 AM- 1 PM, N Lemon Avenue 

A summer farmers market exemplifies the season more than just about anything else, offering fresh produce, homemade baked goods, and a variety of arts, crafts, and gifts you never knew you needed until you were holding them in your hand! Our Sarasota Farmers Market offers all of the above, and with over 80 vendors setting up “shop,” it may take you every minute of the six hours they are open to examine all they provide. Cooler in these morning hours, guests can relax and enjoy, stocking up for the week ahead in their Rent the Keys holiday hideaway and picking up gifts for all the helpers back home that are picking up your mail, watering your plants, or taking care of your fur babies! 

The Beach Awaits 

There are lots of things you will be doing during your fabulous Florida vacation in Sarasota, but perhaps the one thing that will stand out the most is the time you spend at the beach. Our white sand beaches are amongst the most beautiful in the world, and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide a serenity that will become your obsession. Stake your claim on a section of the beach, marking your territory with colorful beach towels, umbrellas, and chairs, pack a cooler with your favorite snacks and beverages, and slather on the sun screen; your Labor Day celebration is about to wow! 

The Mystery of the Mangroves 

Although there is really no mystery to the beauty of the mangroves, tropical trees that survive and thrive in saltwater, as you kayak through forests of these unique trees and bushes, you may feel as if you stepped back in time, back to when the dinosaurs roamed freely and humans were not yet in existence. Arriving in America many millions of years ago, these trees are important to the environment, storing large amounts of carbon and attracting fish and other sea creatures to their roots. Some of our RentTheKeys holiday hideaways will offer kayaks for the use of guests, but if yours does not, you can rent one for this adventure or take a Mangrove Kayak Tour through Kayaking SRQ Tours and Rentals, learning even more about the importance of this tropical foliage! 

At Home with RentTheKeys 

It isn’t always necessary to go out exploring to have a fantastic time during your escape to Sarasota, as many of the best adventures can be had at home in your RentTheKeys holiday haven! Pick a Sarasota home with bay views and its own body of water in the backyard, a sparkling pool, and throw a family barbecue on that beautiful first Monday in September. (It’s September 4th this year, in case you were wondering!) Gas grills will make the fish you caught on your fishing expedition taste even sweeter, and outdoor furnishings give guests the perfect space to devour the holiday meal, perhaps as the sun is setting over the water. Choose a condo, in town or on the water and celebrate the holiday that pays homage to all your hard work by making use of community amenities that often include swimming pools, hot tubs, and barbecue grills. End the evening with a viewing of fun summer movies on state-of-the-art televisions or by playing board games with the entire family. 

There are no rules as to how you must celebrate Labor Day when you choose RentTheKeys, just many wonderful options that will help create the best memories. Reserve your favorite property with us and contact us today!