The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Snowbird Season
Posted by Bill True on
It is no secret that Snowbirds love Sarasota (we love them too)!
It is also no secret that things get a little hectic around here when they come to town.
So, here are a few tips on how to survive Sarasota’s Snowbird Season:
1. Arrive at the Beach Early
Siesta Key Beach can be pretty crazy all year around, but especially during snowbird season. It seems like everyone wants to enjoy the #1 beach in the USA! Who would blame them? Siesta Beach isn’t alone in attracting the crowds, either. All of the beaches in Sarasota County get their fare share of traffic this time of year. So, how do you combat the beach traffic during Snowbird Season? Get there early! Instead of driving around looking for a parking spot, stressing and running around like a crazy person, you’ll already be relaxing on the beach watching everyone else who wished they got there as early as you did. Trust us, it is the best way.
2. Take the Back Roads
With Snowbird Season comes heavy traffic. A great way to avoid the craziness is to take the back roads instead of US-41. If you aren’t familiar with the back roads of Sarasota County, many GPS systems allow you to change the settings so that they guide you along the back roads—avoiding the major highways.
3. Make Reservations
Thinking of eating at your favorite restaurant in town? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to make the reservation a few days in advance, especially during Snowbird Season. This way, the restaurant knows you are coming and you don’t have to wait once you get there in an unexpected line. It only takes a few minutes to make a reservation, and it will save you a lot of time and unnecessary stress in the end.
Just remember, Sarasota is paradise to both yearlong residents and those who are here on a seasonal basis. Let’s all work together to make this Snowbird Season the most enjoyable yet!
Do you have any other tips on how to survive the Sarasota Snowbird Season? Leave a comment below!