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Vacation Getaway Near Tampa: Anna Maria Island


Tampa seems to have everything you need but sometimes staying at home gives you cabin fever and you just need to get away. Located just across Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island give you the opportunity to explore the Southwest coast of Florida. When you feel the sudden need to get out of the city, Anna Maria Island is waiting just down the road with an abundant amount of things for you to do and places for you to explore.

Located an estimated one and half hours from Tampa, FL, Anna Maria Island can be reached by several ways. Travelers seeking the simplest route will travel down Interstate-75 South through cities such as Brandon, Sun City Center, Memphis, Palmetto, and Bradenton. Visitors can take an alternate route across Tampa Bay on Interstate-275 passing through Pinellas Park, Lealman, Gulfport and St. Petersburg.

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Whether you are looking for a quick getaway or a short term vacation, visitors to Anna Maria Island will feel right at home in one of our many vacation rentals. The rental listings on Anna Maria Island include beachfront, dog friendly, waterfront condos, luxury, and five plus bedroom opportunities. All of our vacation rentals include the amenities of home with the added bonus always being near the beach and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico!

Anna Maria Island is the type of place that you can visit over and over again and find something new to do each time you go. Some favorite attractions on or near the Island include the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, the Coquina Baywalk, and The Robinson’s Preserve. All of these places are open year round and you can pretty much visit them anytime you want. These attractions draw in the tourists but there are other local events you can attend that will cost you little to nothing if you know when and where to look for them.

Anna Maria Island is pleasantly placed on the edge of paradise, allowing you to experience different cities and cultures without having to spend an arm and a leg to travel. It’s no wonder why so many people choose Anna Maria Island as the place they call home!

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