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Top Sarasota Make Out Spots

When a kiss isn't enough, these places in Sarasota seem to spark the mood.

Maybe it is the gentle waves crashing on Siesta Key Beach or the beautiful flowers at Selby Gardens that inspire the romantic side in couples looking for more than a peck on the cheek or a quick kiss.

Somtimes, making out just happens. We turned to our Facebook fans last week asking for their best spots, and we thank Jason Robert White for divulging some of his secrets – from picnics, dates and photoshoots. His contributions have more area spots in Longboat Key, including Quick Point Park, just over/under the bridge from Lido Key and another Sarasota spot to try at your own risk.

So if public displays of affection is your thing, here's Jason's list for you to consider:

• The old pier and rocks at Avenida Messina and Beach Road on Siesta Key.

• Boat or kayak to the three Edwards Islands in Roberts Bay

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• Find the observation deck on the bayou, and snuggle at Phillippi Estate Park.

You really can't go wrong with any of these spots, and there are many more out there. You know, the new Palm Avenue Parking Garage gives a nice view of the city, too.

And you can't do worse than the high school date of Patch contributor Jessi Smith, who took her to the Bee Ridge Landfill, because he was inspired by the burning methane spire.

"He talked it up the entire way there and I was really excited to see it, until I realized where we he was actually driving me. His heart was in the right place, I suppose, but I was less than enthused when he tried to make out with me."

Not all flames are eternal.

Emily Lane February 14, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Selby Gardens is also a top wedding and engagement site! Love is always in the air at the Gardens.
Jason Bartolone February 14, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Surprised no one said the sailor statue at Marina Jacks ... nothing inspires me like two giant people making out!
Charles Schelle (Editor) February 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM
That would be a prime spot if you're into everyone see you, too with all that traffic. Might get a few people honking their horns! That could break the mood haha. I would add Sarasota Jungle Gardens on here now that I think about it. It is the call of the wild (har har har). But the backdrop of flamingos at the pond could be romantic.

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