1. Favorite Lodging: Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, www.tortugainn.com
2. Favorite Restaurant: Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant, (941) 778-1885
3. Best Sunset Dining: Sand Bar Restaurant, www.sandbar-restaurant.com or (941) 778-0444.
4. Best Shopping Area: Art Attack, The Sailor’s Knot, Bridge Street Jewelers, Bridge Street Bazaar. All located on Bridge Street.
5.Best Convenience Shopping: Pine Avenue General Store. 307 Pine Avenue; (941) 779-9200. Buy groceries, sunscreen, and deli items, just down from Beach Bums and City Jail.