As the winter temperatures start to make their way around the country, the majority of northerners dream about one place – somewhere tropical. Aside from the well-known Florida destinations – Orlando, Miami and Daytona Beach, there’s one destination that remains a Sunshine State charmer – Longboat Key. Also known as the Gulf Coast Keys, Longboat Key is famous for its soft sand beaches, endless activities, prestigious golf courses and natural beauty. For those seeking a perfect winter getaway, Longboat Key is your spot!
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Located on 410 beautiful acres, The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a destination in itself. Recognized as a Top Florida Resort in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, The Resort at Longboat Key Club was designed be a playground for all who partake in all things outdoors – from golf, to tennis to beach yoga, among many other things!
Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen
Dive in to one of the best restaurants in St. Armands Circle. Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen is just a short drive from the resort property and offers fresh and delicious menu items. Head upstairs for a cozy dining experience, where you can sip on a refreshing cocktail and listen to live music by a firepit.
Tavern and Whiskey Bar
After a round of golf or tennis at the resort, head over to Tavern and Whiskey Bar to grab a bite to eat. Tavern and Whiskey Bar has created a one-of-a-kind farm to table dining experience that is constantly changing. Indulge in the chef’s creations with fresh and locally grown produce and dairy products, as well as Florida meats and seafood.
Portofino Ristorante & Bar
Did you know that you can have a full Italian experience right on the Longboat Key Club property? Located in the Marina Village at Longboat Key Club Mornings, Portofino Ristorante & Bar offers fresh pastas, seafood and wood-fire brick-oven pizza in a true Mediterranean setting.
Let’s cut to the chase. What do most people come to Florida for (besides the beach and the theme parks)? Golf and tennis, of course! Especially on the west coast of Florida, Longboat Key Club is nationally recognized for being one of the top golf and tennis destinations in the country! Catch a tennis lesson at the award-winning Tennis Gardens with one of the resort’s pros on their Har-Tru Clay courts.
Yes, of course – the beach! Lucky for you, The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers access to a private beach with lounge chairs and beach side service – order up a few cocktails and snack while you drift away into the Gulf Coast sunshine.
St. Armands Circle
Ready for a night out on the town? St. Armands Circle is your place! St. Armands Circle is a buzzing district with 140+ restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and more. Walk around, grab dinner or a few drinks when visiting St. Armands Circle!
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