Longboat Key voted one of US ‘best’ islands: report

LONGBOAT KEY, Florida (TodayNews) – Longboat Key was recently voted one of the “best” islands in the United States by Travel + Leasure readers.

The travel magazine said that every year it asks its readers to rate the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, resorts, airlines and more.

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After receiving thousands of votes, the magazine stated that it ranks the islands in the US on the following criteria:

  • Natural attractions/beaches
  • Events/Attractions
  • Restaurants/Food
  • People/friendliness
  • Value

In seventh place was Longboat Key.

“Travel + Leisure readers have long loved holidays in Florida, especially with family, but this year they are especially excited about the island they are heading to,” the magazine says.

Four more Florida islands made the list: Sanibel Island, Amelia Island, Florida Keys and Captiva Island.

Here is the complete list:

1. Golden Isles (Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island), Georgia

2. Mackinac Island, Michigan

3. Kiawah Island, South Carolina

4. Mount Desert Island, Maine

5. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

6. Sanibel Island, Florida

7. Longboat Key, Florida

8. Amelia Island, Florida

9. Florida Keys, Florida

10. Captiva Island, Florida

11. San Juan Islands, Washington

12. Nantucket, Massachusetts

13. Daufuski Island, South Carolina.

14. South Padre Island, Texas

15. Outer Banks, North Carolina

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