Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist MacKinlay Kantor had a longtime home in Siesta Key, creating a hub for writers there, though his writer belongings are now in nearby Sarasota. Read more about MacKinlay Kantor here: britannica.com. A list of his books is here: fantasticfiction.com.
We suggest a visit to the MacKinlay Kantor exhibit at the Sarasota County History Center. Sarasota is on the west cost of Florida and has a population of approximately 57,000 residents while Siesta Key has a population of approximately 6,500.
Sarasota is a popular vacation destination with dozens of fun activities, like the Barnum & Bailey Museum, Olaf’s ice cream, Yoder’s Amish Village and swimming at the beach with its fine silky sand.
This is the third and final stop on Florida Trail #3!