Instagrammable Spots in Siesta Key and Sarasota

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Your vacation is a time to relax, to rejuvenate, and to lounge. We understand that fully, but we also understand that it is also a time to capture some of the most amazing pictures you can. What better way to remember your absolute stunner of a vacation than with some of the most incredible pictures that you simply can’t capture anywhere else?

You’ve done your research and you’ve chosen Siesta Key as the backdrop for all of this year’s vacation pics, but what’s the next step? First, you are going to need an absolutely killer condo to be able to send all of those #GirlsTrip photos from, and we’ve got you covered. With an amazing lineup of gorgeous Siesta Key condo rentals ready to be booked, we want to make sure that you are set up for some Instagram success while you’re enjoying your stay with us! Besides, where better to include some photos from than your luxury rental home?

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Instagram Trick #1

Your first thing is to ensure that you have some stylish threads to wear so that your pictures really pop!

And for that, we’ve got you covered. We know some of the most amazing shops on the island, and most are a short walk from your rental! Now that you have your clothes picked out and you’re ready to explore, you need some ideas of where to visit. 

While the island is full of some absolutely amazing spots, we have a few that you will want to keep in mind for sure. 

Instagram Trick #2

Use enhance shadows and deeper contrast when editing your photos to make them more modern and mysterious. This works well in dense foliage like jungles and forests when lighting isn’t great anyways.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

The photos that you will be able to capture from Sarasota Jungle Gardens will be some that you won’t be able to capture anywhere else. Whether you’re interested in having some free-roaming flamingos as your backdrop, or you want a photo of you with some killer reptiles, this place has everything you could need. The best part is that you can roam through a lush jungle trail with the tropical flora and fauna surrounding you. Now that would make for some great #nature candids!

You can also take part in some of their various shows and interactions where you can actually immerse yourself with the bird kingdom! Parrots, parakeets, and even lorikeets are all available for some truly incredible photo ops.

Instagram Trick #3

Ever notice the really stylish Instagram accounts have a certain look? Wear the same colors and use the same filters in all of your photos to create a signature style.

Siesta Key Village

While we encourage you to visit the Village because of the amazing shops and boutiques, it is also the best place for some great pics! As a matter of fact, it is on our list of free island attractions, so it must be worth a visit. During the day the restaurants and boutiques will have you staying busy for hours and will have plenty of #foodie photo opportunities for your account. In the evening, however, the real photo magic will begin. With the clubs and restaurants all catering to a nightlife vibe, you will be entertained during your evening stroll and will have plenty of video and photo opportunities to show off your incredible vacation spot! 

St. Armands Circle

This area is known for its amazing restaurants, abundant shopping areas, and fine art galleries. The area was purchased and transformed in 1917 into what it remains today: an amazing backdrop for some incredible photos. While the shops and restaurants will provide you with enough to fill your account with delectable pics, the Italian sculptures that are located throughout the circle will offer a classier and more elegant take on your photo feed!

Lido Key Mangrove Tunnels

Close to south Lido beach (another great place for some great pics) is one of the best and most unique activities in Sarasota. You can rent a paddleboard or kayak and explore the Mangrove tunnels of Lido Key. When these waterways were dug, the people had no idea that nature would slowly take over those waterways to create some of the most stunning photo opportunities that you will find anywhere. The extending roots systems stretched and grew into a canopy turning these waterways into gorgeous tunnels. The lighting is astounding, and the waterways will offer you unique views of interesting flora and fauna of the area. This is a must-see for sure!

Quick Point Nature Preserve

Another area with some breathtaking scenery is the Quick Point Nature Preserve located at the south end of Longboat Key. If you are looking for some great nature photos, then this is the place to be. The Sea Grape-lined boardwalks offer you a unique walk to openings where you can see Mangrove-lined lagoons. These lagoons are home to small fish and insects and the birds that are there to feed on them. You can expect to see egrets, ibis, and herons all flying around in search of their next meal. You may also be fortunate enough to see the dolphins roaming through the seagrass in search of some food as well. This is definitely an area that you will want to include in your arsenal of vacation photos!

The Beach and Ocean

You have chosen an absolutely amazing place to visit in Siesta Key. We have some of the most serene beaches that you will find anywhere, and that is what keeps our visitors coming back year after year. With that being said, why not make some of these beaches the backdrop of your amazing vacation photos? You can have a few photos from each beach with their white sands and stretching shorelines, or have a few candid photos of yourself walking ankle-deep through the turquoise waters. 

Photo Credit: @faithdaniellephoto

The Shoreline at Sunset

If you venture to the beaches in the evening, you will be able to capture some of the most gorgeous sunset photos that you will find anywhere, as the sun sets directly over the Gulf. In the evenings, you may also be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of some of the sea turtle hatchings in the area. While photos of these beauties will be spectacular, be sure to stay far enough back as to not disturb them!

In Front of Your Firepit

Many of the local shops offer beach rentals, including beach fire pits, which will make for some great photos. Picture it: a fire pit with a roaring flame, and behind it, the last glimpse of the sun setting beneath the Gulf. 

Downtown Sarasota

If you’re willing to take a 15-minute drive into Sarasota, you’ll have plenty of Instagram-worthy spots to choose from! There are some incredible little neighborhoods downtown full of charming and unique houses, giving you tons of cute backgrounds to pose in front of. 

If you are still itching for some more photo opportunities, we suggest checking out our visitor’s guide for first-time visitors to Siesta Key! The guide will offer you a wide variety of various activities and local hot spots to check out during your stay. 

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Your Luxury Rental Home

We will say that some of your most incredible photos will come from the comfort of your luxury rental property during your stay. Whether soaking in the hot tub, wading in the pool, or enjoying drinks on your rooftop patio, our condos offer some great photo opportunities. The best part is that you and your girls will leave the island with enough photos that last you until your next visit! Imagine the #tbt that can be had from just one visit! Contact us today and let us help you book your next vacation so that you can fill that Instagram portfolio.

There are plenty of reasons to add Siesta Key to your bucket list, just don’t forget your camera!


Siesta Key Luxury Rental Properties
5111 Ocean Blvd. Suite B, C & D
Siesta Key, Florida USA 34242
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