Where & What
The Mango Bistro is a short ten-minute car ride from our accommodations, at 301 W. Dearborn St. (right near the Englewood Farmers’ Market). Foodies will love the Mango Bistro, as they offer a variety of options from breakfast through dinner. We love their specialty crepes, but if you’re looking for something a little spicier, they also have a wide selection of burritos available. The bistro also offers an exciting and extensive list of domestic and imported wines if you’re looking to cut a little loose! The restaurant’s full menu can be seen right here if you’re looking to plan your evening ahead of time.
Who & When
Not only is the Mango Bistro a delicious little spot to have your next meal, they also host regular live music and other events which are always a hoot. Coming up this Friday, March 16th, The Bird Tribe will be performing their brand of modern rock, groove and soul music. The Mango Bistro is the perfect location to have a meal, and then stick around to enjoy a live show with a glass of wine (or two). The Bird Tribe come from a lineage of prolific musicians, as keyboardist Matthew Frost was taught since the age of three by his father – the original keyboardist for Grand Funk Railroad and performer in the Bob Seger Band. You can check out some samplings of their music on their website right here.
Plus, The Bird Tribe aren’t the only ones performing this weekend. Fever Tree, a group of three soulful songwriters will be coming together to perform at the Mango Bistro this Saturday, March 17th, during the bistro’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The restaurant will be serving corned beef and cabbage as part of a dinner special to celebrate the Irish holiday “Mango Bistro style.” Can’t make it to either show? All of the Mango Bistro’s upcoming events can be seen right here.
If you’re looking for something fun to do after the Sun goes down, then think about taking a trip down to the Mango Bistro to check out one of their exciting upcoming shows. From the delicious offerings on their menu, to all the entertainment they’ve got lined up, and being just a few short minutes away, we know you won’t be disappointed in their part of the Florida night life!
There are plenty of things to keep you occupied during your stay at the wannaB. Whether you’re a fishing person, explorer, sports-fan, or just a relaxer (which there’s nothing wrong with, of course) there’s one thing that unites us…we all gotta eat. Here at the wannaB, we love food, and it just so happens that we’re privy to some of the best – and freshest – food around. Like the Englewood Farmers’ Market, which operates just a mere twelve minutes away from our accommodations. Fine food is one of the best things about a vacation, and it doesn’t get much finer than what’s offered at the Englewood Farmers’ Market.
What they Offer
One of the best things about the Englewood Farmers’ Market is that you’ll have more than one opportunity to catch it during your stay. It’s open every Thursday from October through May, from 9:00am until 2:00pm. The Market is a culinary hot-spot too, as local and organic produce, baked goods, seafood, dairy, plants, herbs, prepared foods and more are for sale each week. Whether you enjoy preparing a meal, or just eating one, you’ll be able to find something to your liking at the Farmers’ Market.
It’s not just about the food either, The Farmers’ Market is fun too! It’s been described as THE event of the week, and it’s located in the heart of the historic Dearborn St. in Englewood. So, whether you feel like picking something up or not, you can have an enjoyable time walking through Dearborn, taking in the gorgeous Florida weather.
Cooking on Vacation?
If you do end up grabbing some groceries, we can assure you that they’ll be some of the freshest you’ve ever had! The produce is
And what do you do with ingredients? The Englewood Farmers’ Market website suggests over a dozen recipes for you to try out using the fresh products purchased from the market. They all look delicious, but we’re partial to the grape & avocado salsa – a very summery snack that doesn’t take much time to prepare, so once you’re finished, you can get back to relaxing. But hey, while you’re here, why not try out all the recipes that catch your eye? Our rooms are outfitted with full kitchens, so you can cook to your heart’s content!
The Englewood Farmers’ Market really is a wonderful way to spend a Thursday afternoon. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if you make it a destination on more than one occasion during your stay with us. A dinner cooked with these fresh ingredients is the perfect compliment to a relaxing day at the wannaB. We look forward to seeing you, and to hearing all about what you’re going to cook for dinner!
GAME ON! Without question, one of the best things about Weston’s wannaB inn is the ability to get outside and have some fun, while the rest of the world stays cooped up indoors to stay warm. And what better way to experience the beautiful outdoors than with a little friendly competition? There are plenty of ways to spend your days at our resort, but one thing we find our guests really love, is getting out for a game of golf, catching (or playing) some baseball, or enjoying an afternoon of Pickleball. At the wannaB inn, every season is sports season, and we know that that competitor in you will love every second of it.
One of the biggest activities around here is baseball. Our resort boasts over 900’ of gorgeous gulf facing beach-front, so there’s more than enough room to get out for a game of catch. If you’re more into spectating, Spring Training is just a few short weeks away. This year, 15 teams are venturing to Florida to prepare for the regular season, from mid-February through March. More info can be found here. Then the Charlotte Stone Crabs season kicks off in April and runs through mid-September, so catching a game while you’re here is more than doable.
If golf is more your speed, then you’re in luck. With 15 courses all within ten miles of the resort, a great 18 holes is never more than a few minutes away. There’s something for any player’s schedule or skill level too! Many of the nearby golf courses offer on-site dining options, and The Cove even features stadium lighting, so if you can’t make it out to the course until after dark, you’ll still be able to play. Golf has always been a favorite among our guests, so we know you won’t be disappointed with the variety of courses available.
Another local favorite is pickleball, and with the Englewood Sports Complex not 15 minutes away from the resort, getting out for a rally is super easy! The Englewood Sports Complex offers five Pickleball courts (3 indoor, 2 outdoor). Best of all, you don’t even need to bring your own equipment, as they provide paddles and balls. Not to mention, their outdoor courts are free to use! If you’re a Pickleball enthusiast, then you’ll find it quite difficult to pass up playing a few rounds while staying with us.
There’s always plenty to do while staying at the wannaB inn. Whether you’re just looking for some relaxing outdoor activities, or you want to tap into your competitive side, we guarantee you’ll find what your looking for in a vacation here. Sound like fun? The check out our available dates and rates and book your vacation today! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you don’t miss a thing about the wannaB inn!
The wannaB inn is a great vacation destination whatever the purpose of your trip. If you’re looking to get away with the family,
we’ve got tons of fun activities for you and the young ones to enjoy. If you’re coming down here with a group of friends to make a sunny escape, we might recommend an afternoon of fishing, and then unwinding at the nearby Sandbar Tiki & Grille. But did you know that the wannaB inn can also be the perfect romantic getaway for you and your sweetheart? Since it’s Valentine’s Day and all, we thought we’d take you through a “tour of love,” as it were, and let you in on what couples love to do when they stay with us.
Fun in the Sun
Whether you’re a Florida local, or you’re staying with us from out of town, it’s impossible not to notice the majesty of our resort. The wannaB inn has over 900’ of Gulf of Mexico facing beachfront for you and your better half to enjoy sunbathing, or a romantic hand-in-hand beach stroll. You can even end the day by catching one of our world-famous sunsets. We can’t think of a more beautiful way to end a romantic day with your partner than by gazing at a nightly natural wonder.
Wine and Dine
There are no shortage of decadent delicacies surrounding our resort for your dining pleasure, and there’s no better way to spend your evening with your significant other than enjoying delicious meal and, if you’re into that sort of thing, a bottle of wine. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area we can recommend, but if you’re staying with us on Valentine’s Day, then we suggest checking out Vino Loco Wine & Gourmet. Located less than fifteen minutes from the resort, Vino Loco is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner, where they’ll be cooking up a special Valentine’s Day menu for the occasion, paired with a great selection of wine, sure to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable.
Take a Spa Day
No one’s happier than when they’re relaxed, and one of the best ways to relax is to treat yourself to an afternoon of pampering at one of the several spas located around the wannaB. However you choose to relax, rejuvenate or re-energize, one of these spas – each in close proximity to the resort – will be able to help, and there’s no better way to enjoy this relaxing experience than with a partner of your choosing.
These are only a few ways to spend time with the one you love at our resort, but the important thing is that no matter what you choose to do while at the wannaB, you do it together. Have fun, explore the area, laugh, relax, but most importantly…love. It’s that time of year after all. Happy Valentine’s to all the couples out there. We hope to see you soon! To book your vacation today, click HERE, or call 941-474-3431 for details.
Why vacation at the wannaB inn? The question you should be asking is, “why not?!” With so many fun and exciting outdoor activities to take part in around the resort, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do. We’ve got something for everyone, from the biking enthusiast to the avid bird watcher, every hobby has a home on our beautiful (and warm) 900 feet of gulf-facing beach front. Plus, when you’ve exhausted yourself after a day out, our accommodations are pretty cozy if we do say so ourselves. So without further ado, here is just a taste of some of the activities our valued guests enjoy during their stay at the wannaB inn.
This is a big one. There’s nothing quite so relaxing as getting out on a boat, or just out to one of our docks, to sit back, cast a line, and wait to reel in a big one. If you’re a fan of fishing, then you won’t be disappointed by our waters that are just teeming with fish, like: Tarpon, Redfish, and Snook. Plus, there are a number of nearby fishing charters that would be more than happy to take you out on a fishing excursion you won’t soon forget! You might even get featured for Fishin’ Friday on our Instagram page!
Yeah, yeah, we hear you, “you can go biking anywhere!” That may be true, but can you go biking year-round anywhere? And can you take your bike to explore the breathtaking Manasota Key from anywhere? With so much to see and do around the wannaB, biking is the perfect way to get some exercise while you take it all in!
If you’re a bird watcher, then we think you’ll agree that Weston’s wannaB inn is the perfect spot to allocate some avian acquaintances. The wannaB is ideally located in close proximity to a birding hotspot, where you’ll be sure to catch a glimpse of species like: Night Herons, Willets, Sanderlings, and many more.
For those who are a little wild at heart, can we recommend giving Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) a try? This sport combines the fun of sailing with the excitement of surfing into one super-fun, water activity! There are three types of Stand up Paddleboarding to try: flatwater, surf, and inflatable, each for the paddleboarder of varying levels of expertise, so everyone has a chance to jump in and enjoy the fun.
This is simply a taste of some of the fun to be had on or around Weston’s wannaB inn resort. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy during their stay, and you might even discover a new passion by trying out something new. So, what are you waiting for? The beach, the Sun, and outdoor fun is calling you! You can answer by clicking HERE to booking your vacation today!