My family has joked for ages that Siesta Key, Fla., is for the nearly dead or the newly wed because it’s so quiet when we come here during Oldham County schools’ annual fall break.
The hotels are far from full, the already expansive beach is exceedingly roomy and traffic is a bother only when slipping in behind a seersucker-suited snowbird creeping home at 20 mph after happy hour at some posh club.
That’s as stressful as it gets here in October, when the water temp is nearly the same as the air temp — in the low 80s — and seats at restaurants are easy to snag.
Flights are affordable if you fly to Tampa or Orlando and drive the rest of the way (an hour and 15 minutes from Tampa, 2 hours from Orlando); they’re 50 to 75 percent more if your bird takes you all the way to Sarasota.
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