It’s no secret the temperatures rise in the summertime along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Year-round residents know how to enjoy their surroundings whether they’re planning exciting outdoor adventures or refreshing indoor activities. We’re presenting top tips for staying cool this summer as inspired by our collection of New Homes and Condominium developments.
Rowing the Waterways
Get up bright and early and launch your kayak or canoe along tranquil waterways. The morning air, combined with the cooler water temperatures are sure to invigorate your mind and body as you coast along mangrove tunnels or sparkling waterways. Residents at Palma Sola Bay Club in Bradenton can take advantage of the private observation deck with kayak launch and storage.
Made in the Shade
Take shelter from the heat under cover where gentle breezes and a tropical atmosphere celebrate the climate. Some of our favorite Tiki-inspired settings? O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill, Nokomis Sunset Hut, Gulf Drive Cafe, Casey Key Fish House, and Sandbar Tiki & Grill. The new development Edgewater at Hidden Bay in Osprey boasts a Tiki bar and barbeque area where a cold drink and a warm conversation make for the perfect late afternoon treat.
Why Not Jump in the Local Watering Hole
Cannonball, or perhaps walk gently down the steps, into your community pool! Friends and neighbors can gather and enjoy each others’ company as they relish the refreshing feel of water, water, everywhere. Sandhill Lake, located east of I-75 in Sarasota, brings residents a resort-style pool and spa with plenty of room to lounge in the sun before another gentle stair walk into the water. Or enjoy the company of friends and family at the tropical community pool at Coral Caye in Cape Haze.
Relish a Refreshment, Restaurant-Style
When the sun gets too high in the sky, take refuge indoors at a nearby restaurant and savor a few sips off their specialty menu. Mark Sarasota presents a walkable urban lifestyle, ideal for heading downstairs to your favorite eatery where the ice and the air-conditioning are both fully stocked.
Get Thee to the Theatre
Stay cool indoors where there is air conditioning alongside world-class entertainment by visiting any number of performing arts institutions across our region. Auteur’s Boulevard of the Arts location overlooks The Bay, Sarasota’s exciting proposed 53-acre outdoor recreation and performing arts district. Walk to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for a delightful show from Sarasota’s newest luxury tower.
Sunscreen, Sand, and Surf
Who doesn’t want to relax on the sand, soak in some rays, and cool off in the Gulf of Mexico? All along our coastline, beaches offer a refreshing way to experience the heat. Bring your beach umbrella, tent, or SPF and then relish the feel of the temperate Gulf in between volleyball, shelling, or frisbee. The Ritz-Carlton Residences and The Residences on Longboat Key provide homeowners with never-ending access to resort amenities and the sandy shores of Lido and Longboat Keys respectively.
What better way to enjoy the breeze than on a boat surrounded by azure waters, dolphins at play, and a language of leisure. For those who may not have their own seacraft, check out Freedom Boat Club or this list of boat rental hotspots. Riverside Point in Bradenton provides access to exclusive newly-built docks where boating along the local canals is a leisurely past time.
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