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Experience “Old Florida” at the Rod and Reel Pier

Anna Maria Island has become an easy traveler’s paradise. Tucked away from the vibrant urban sprawl of Sarasota and nearby Bradenton, it’s the perfect place for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Anna Maria Island treasures quiet lunches, coastal wildlife, and wide stretches... Read more

Best Places to Eat a Thanksgiving Feast on Anna Maria Island

One thing Anna Maria Island does spectacularly well is locally sourced and expertly prepared food, especially during the holidays. Anna Maria Island restaurants along with those in Sarasota/Bradenton are exemplary all across the spectrum. From the beachside beauty of Anna... Read more

Finding Grocery Stores on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is the definitive “off the beaten path” choice for Florida travelers. Many visitors to Anna Maria Island enjoy the flexibility of being able to cook in their vacation rentals whenever they prefer. With several options on the... Read more

3 Of the Best Seafood Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a seafood enthusiast’s paradise. The acclaimed restaurants here feature some of the most accomplished seafood dishes you will find anywhere, with local owners who are passionate about what they produce. The welcoming attitude of our locals... Read more

The Top 10 Saltwater Game Fish on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is known for its huge range of exciting fishing charter options. Anglers enjoy fishing from the island’s many docks, piers, rock formations and jetties. As you plan your next fishing excursion to our beautiful island, these are... Read more

How to Plan a Beach Picnic on Anna Maria Island

The beaches throughout Anna Maria Island offer incredible relaxing scenery with crystal clear waters, white sand and incredible wildlife. For vacationers and visitors staying in an Anna Maria Island beach house or any other vacation rental, beach picnics are a... Read more

6 Ocean Activities You Must Try on Anna Maria Island

If you’re going to be vacationing on Anna Maria Island or booking an Anna Maria beach rental, chances are you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the water. While there’s plenty to do on land, of course,... Read more

Where to Buy Incredible Local Art on Anna Maria Island

More Than Sand and Beaches on Anna Maria Island Think about Anna Maria Island, and white sand beaches, enticing blue waters and breathtaking sunsets come to mind. There are also lots of fine restaurants, shops and nightclubs to enjoy. But... Read more

5 Popular Live Music Destinations on Anna Maria Island

Lie back and listen to the sounds of beautiful Anna Maria Island: the crash of the waves on the white sand beaches; the cry of seagulls in the air; the laughter of families. But when you want to hit the... Read more

Anna Maria Island Restaurant – The Beach House Restaurant

Location: 200 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, FL Hours: 11:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. One of the most exciting upscale dining experiences on Anna Maria Island is found at the beautiful and modern Beach House Restaurant. With a scenic beach... Read more

Finding Baby Gear Rentals on Anna Maria Island

Traveling to Anna Maria Island with toddlers is easy, as there are several baby gear rental providers that supply you with everything you’ll need for your vacation. Anna Maria Island is also ideal for families with babies because our public... Read more

4 Must-Visit Restaurants on Bridge Street

The recently revamped historic Bridge Street area in Bradenton Beach is located on the southern end of Anna Maria Island. It draws visitors from all over with attractions like the Bridge Street Pier, open air concerts, amazing restaurants, art showings,... Read more

Anna Maria Island Restaurant – The Freckled Fin Restaurant

Location: 101 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., open to 2:00 a.m. on weekends The next time you’re out exploring Bridge Street during an Anna Maria Island vacation, take a pit stop at The Freckled... Read more

Anna Maria Island Attraction Highlight – Coquina Baywalk

The Coquina Baywalk at Leffis Key is one of the top free attractions in the Bradenton Beach area on the south end of Anna Maria Island at 2651 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, FL. This incredible nature walk is located... Read more

Anna Maria Island Restaurant Highlight – Wicked Cantina

Location: 101 7th St N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wicked Cantina is located across from a beach in the scenic and relaxed Anna Maria Island community of Bradenton Beach. As one of... Read more

5 Reasons to Book an Anna Maria Fishing Charter

Anna Maria Island is famous for its exciting fishing charters which take you out onto the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico for recreational fishing under the supervision of expert captains. These tours are managed by highly experienced fishermen,... Read more

3 Romantic Restaurants for a Date Night on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island has an impressive selection of exquisite and romantic restaurants with waterfront scenery and beautiful outdoor or indoor settings for sunset dinners or late night outings with your significant other. If you’re looking for the perfect date night,... Read more

What Types of Wildlife Can You See on Anna Maria Island?

Anna Maria Island is an ecologically diverse barrier island and an important habitat for an incredible array of wildlife including dolphins, sea turtles, crabs, manatees, a vast range of migrating and local bird species, fish, and even racoons, geckos and... Read more

Why You Should Book an Anna Maria Island Dolphin Tour

Anna Maria Island dolphin tours are famous throughout the world and are one of the most exciting attractions and family friendly activities to enjoy while you’re vacationing here! These tours provide you with an excellent opportunity to see the dolphins... Read more

Where to Find Beach and Ocean Sport Rentals on Anna Maria Island

You’ll never need to bring ocean and beach gear with you during a vacation to Anna Maria Island, as there are plenty of rental options right on the island where you can rent anything from bicycles to beach gear, Segways,... Read more


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