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Thinking about taking a trip to Sarasota end of November--Is it warm enough to swim?--How far is the airport to the beach--Would like to stay on the beach and not rent a car--Just relax--Is there a nice hotel on the beach?????????

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1. Re: Thinking

I have relatives that come from Pittsburgh at Thanksgving every year and go swimming. Depends on the weather that day.

There are many places on the beach to stay.

What are you looking for and how much do you want to spend?

How long will you be staying?

Do you want a condo or motel/hotel?

www.sarasotafl.org

~SRQgirl

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2. Re: Thinking

I was thinking about staying 3 days and leaving on the 4th. I want to say in a decnet place-100.00 a night but less if I could get is--How far is the airport ?--which is it?

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3. Re: Thinking

There is nothing near SRQ on the Beach where you wouldn't benefit from a car. Siesta Key is a fair distance from the SRQ airport...and there really is not a "Hotel" on the beach...mostly all condos. Best Beach is Crescent beach on Siesta Key.

Lido Key have a couple of beach front Hotels....... however a bit higher than your budget.

Rates skyrocket around Thanksgiving and availability can be difficult .

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4. Re: Thinking

It is a 20 minute cab ride from Sarasota airport to Siesta Key.

If you are staying for 3 days and don't want to rent a car, you can stay at some places that are a short walk to the beach and are in walking distance to some shops/restaurants etc.

Tropical Shores Resort

Sara Sea Resort

Captiva Resort

Capri Inn

Sea Crest Apartments

Conclare

all of the above places are on Crescent Beach.

Here are places to find websites:

www.tropicalshores.com

www.siestakeychamber.com

There are others....

BTW, Tampa Airport is 1 1/4 hours away.

~SRQgirl

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5. Re: Thinking

The Sarasota airport (SRQ) has no direct flights from PGH but plenty of connecting flights, mostly via Delta, AirTran and USAirways. The airport is just a few miles, 10 minutes, from downtown Sarasota. From downtown you can cross over a bridge onto Lido Key and Longboat Key, or head a few more miles south and cross over to Siesta Key. The only hotels on the beach are the Hilton Inn and the Longboat Key Club (both on Longboat), Holiday Inn, Lido Beach Resort and Helmsley Sandcastle (all on Lido), and a Hyatt beachfront property on Siesta. All of them will be above your budget number.

There are many condos/timeshares/motels on the beach but you'd really want to have a car to get around (to get groceries, check out different places, etc.). There are busses, but taxis are expensive. For shortterm rentals on Lido Beach, look at Limetree, Sarasota Sands, or Gulf Beach Resort. They should be in your price range and they are also reasonably close (walking distance) to St. Armand's Circle, a fun area of restaurants and shops.

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