Kid-Friendly Vacation Activities in Longboat Key

Longboat Key is a small barrier island located off the coast of Florida that is known for its beaches and resorts, and Diplomat Beach Resort is one of the most popular places to stay! From families with children to newlyweds, singles, seniors, and more, we have all sorts of guests stay at our resort! In today’s blog post, we’re sharing four kid-friendly vacation activities in Longboat Key. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’re ready to book your Longboat Key Florida vacation, contact us today!

Go To The Beach

Diplomat Beach Resort is right on the beach and every unit faces the Gulf of Mexico. Anywhere you stay in our Longboat Key Florida rentals gives you easy access to a pristine beach. Like many other beaches in Florida, the beach is well known for its white sand and clear water. If you are lucky, there may be some dolphins swimming around, or even manatees!

Greet the Marine Life at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

This attraction provides hours of entertainment with all their exhibits like stingrays, sharks, manatees, and sea turtles. Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium of Sarasota is a non-profit marine research facility that offers a variety of educational programs for children of all ages and is a must-see stop on your vacation.

Get Creative at the Sarasota Children’s Garden

Sarasota Children’s Garden is a beautiful park with many tropical plants and flowers, and many educational opportunities. There are different sections of the garden that focus on different topics like science, gastronomy, and discovery (which has a treehouse). It’s great for any age, and perfect if you’re looking to get out of the sun for a little bit!

Hike Myakka River State Park

Myakka River State Park is a great place to go on a short hike and has trails for kids of all ages. The scenery of the park is beautiful, and it’s perfect for anyone looking for an adventure with their family. Many people like to fish in this park, but please note that you must have a fishing license before doing so. Check out their website for information about the different trails available.

Stay at Diplomat Beach Resort in Longboat Key, Florida!

If you’re looking to enjoy these kid-friendly vacation activities in Longboat Key, check out our Longboat Key Florida rental! Book your Longboat Key Florida vacation with Diplomat Beach Resort.