Palm Trees and Stargazing on Florida’s Longboat Key

A trip to Longboat Key, part of the greater Sarasota community, provides a sense of days gone by. With its quiet seaside atmosphere and intimately-sophisticated restaurant scene, it’s an ecological nature getaway for hardcore foodies.

We enjoyed it during a stay at the Sandpiper Inn, and dined at a number of local establishments including Mar Vista, Harry’s and the Blue Dolphin. Nature experiences on this charming little island include bird watching, porpoise spotting and Florida stargazing, particularly during sea turtle season.

These palm trees represent one of my favorite travel photos from the trip, and were photographed in the late afternoon sunlight.

Photo Credit: This image was photographed during a TrekHound.com project.