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Vacation Getaway Near Brandon, FL: Anna Maria Island

If you live in Florida, it’s easy to get caught up in your everyday life and forgot that you live in paradise. The place that many only dream of calling home. The ultimate tourist destination for people from all of the world to come to but why should they be the only ones to enjoy it. Yes, we know that sometimes you can’t help but forget about all of these great destinations literally at your fingertips, especially when you’re going through the motions of life. Nonetheless, it’s important to remember not to forget to live it because life is about living, not just working. Well, we have a solution for you, especially if you are living in the Brandon area. Anna Maria Island is the ultimate getaway while living in Brandon so we suggest taking that hour drive one Friday when you get off work and staying the weekend. There is no better place to enjoy Florida to its fullest.


What makes Anna Maria Island unforgettable for many has got to be her sunsets. We promise there is no better view on this side of the coast. If you only come to see one thing during your stay on Anna Maria Island, make it a sunset. You won’t be disappointed by the unparalleled beauty that illuminates her skies at dusk. Once you have arrived, make your way to the beach to watch this natural light show that everyone is talking about. We don’t think there’s a better way to enjoy your first night on the Island. It might be hard to fall asleep though after witnessing such a breathtaking view.

Once you have awoken and enjoyed your morning beverage, take a walk on the Islands famed shoreline. If you find yourself wanting to explore this quaint little Island, we don’t blame you for the curiosity. It truly is one of the most charming little towns you’ve ever seen this side of the gulf. You can explore Bradenton Beach or Holmes Beach but if your fed up with the beach scene already or you happen to run into a stormy day, the City of Anna Maria has plenty going on to keep you busy. Just jump on the trolley and you will be in the City of Anna Maria in no time. There are plenty of local hole in the walls that will delight all of your senses if you get hungry mid-day or if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you can always visit the local ice cream parlor for a mouthwatering treat. You will find the locals to be very welcoming and that this Islands antiquated charm is created only by the small boutiques. Every piece of Anna Maria Island is one of the contributing factors to its magical atmosphere.

If you want to finish off your day with the locals, look no further than one of Anna Maria Island’s two piers. You can talk with the locals, walk the pier, or do a little fishing. Anna Maria Island is a place that you can escape to any time of the year. Luckily it is so close to Brandon that the drive wont wipe you out so you will want to make it more than once. Come to the Island that has something for everyone!

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