Destination guide

Travel to tranquil Longboat Key

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Longboat Key. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the beaches, bird watching and seaside. Mote Marine Aquarium and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Longboat Key

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Longboat Key a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Manatee Golf Course (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Heather Hills Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Fish Hole Adventure Golf (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Rolling Green Golf Club (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • People at Play (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Longboat Key

Travelers enjoy Longboat Key for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Longboat Key

Travelers love Longboat Key for its breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Longboat Key is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Fort De Soto Park (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Sarasota BayWalk (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Beer Can Island (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Longboat Key

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 5 mi (8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Longboat Key?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 7,703 house rentals around Longboat Key. From 3,683 Condos/Apartments to 2,808 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Longboat Key is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Longboat Key?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Longboat Key:

  • Bay Isles: 195 vacation rentals
  • Longbeach Village: 101 vacation rentals
  • Isla del Sol: 235 vacation rentals
  • Lakewood Ranch: 7,846 vacation rentals
  • Lido Key: 1,946 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Longboat Key?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Longboat Key. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Islandside Golf Course at Longboat Key Club: 8,439 home rentals
  • Harborside Golf Course at Longboat Key Club: 8,410 home rentals
  • Cannons Marina: 8,163 home rentals
  • Waterlefe Golf and River Club: 7,702 home rentals
  • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club: 5,805 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Longboat Key listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Longboat Key?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,683 Condos/Apartments in Longboat Key. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Longboat Key include:

  • Houses: 2,808 lodging choices
  • Villas: 436 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 297 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Longboat Key?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5,941 vacation homes with pool available in Longboat Key.

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