Take a Sunset Cruise on AMI

Anna Maria Island is full of everything you need for the quintessential Florida vacation: stunning white sand beaches that are safe and fun for the whole family, mouth-watering restaurants no matter what cuisine you’re in the mood for, and the... Read more

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day on Anna Maria Island

When you’re planning a vacation, you probably will spend some time exploring the area and looking at the incredible sights surrounding you. However, you don’t need to pack your itinerary to the brim. Vacations are meant to be a relaxing time... Read more

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Craft Beer Stops on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is your perfect destination for your next family getaway. Come out to experience the white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, stop by the local boutiques to pick out the unique souvenir, or indulge in fresh-caught... Read more

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Renting a Boat on Anna Maria Island

When you come to Anna Maria Island, it’s no surprise that you’ll probably wind up spending most of your time on the water. With seven miles of white sand beaches, there is plenty of room for everyone on the island.... Read more

Antiquing in Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is full of fun for all ages, and there are plenty of souvenir shops for you to grab a piece to help you remember your travels by. Whether you’re looking for a classic t-shirt or hat or... Read more

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Top 3 Ice Cream Shops in Anna Maria

Anna Maria Island has it all. You’ll find postcard scenes of pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise water, and there are plenty of shops to keep you entertained. Take a boat tour to enjoy the aquatic wildlife or go kayaking... Read more

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Top 3 Activities for Thrill Seekers on Anna Maria Island

Looking for the ultimate vacation destination? Anna Maria Island is the answer! You can find everything you’re looking for in a Florida getaway, but you can also avoid the crowds of bigger tourist cities like Tampa or Orlando. Come see the... Read more


Where to Get Smoothies on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a warm environment – literally. It can get hot here year-round. That is why there are so many shops offering delicious drinks to help you cool down. And, let’s face it, nothing quenches thirst like a... Read more

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Book an Anna Maria Island Winter Rental

You’ve got your plane ticket to Anna Maria Island, but now what?! You have to book the right rental property for your winter getaway. But which of the many stunning AMI vacation rentals is right for you? Do you want... Read more

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Things To Do With The Family On Anna Maria Island

Ah, family vacations. They are great opportunities for you to bond with your kids and significant other. But what happens when the kids get bored? Some vacation spots don’t have a lot of kid-friendly sites, but there are plenty of... Read more

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Golf Cart Rentals on Anna Maria Island

When you are browsing the Internet for things to do on AMI, you might want to consider looking up golf cart rentals. Renting a cart can help you navigate Anna Maria Island with ease. While there is a free trolley... Read more

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How to Choose the Best Vacation Rental For You

Anna Maria Island rentals are numerous and situated all throughout the island. Each one has something unique about it, from the interior décor to the outside pool set-up. And, yes, most of the rentals on AMI have pools! But which... Read more

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Average Fall Temperatures in Anna Maria Island

Planning a Florida vacation means fun in the sun all year long. Popular vacation destinations like Panama City Beach or Orlando are fun for some, but if you’re looking to truly escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, visit... Read more

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All About Holmes Beach

Anna Maria Island has long been one of Florida’s best-kept secrets. This quiet locale is the perfect place to get away and truly relax and unwind. You’ll find locals strolling down the street or riding golf carts into town, and... Read more

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Explore the Mote Marine Aquarium

Anna Maria Island and the surrounding area is an ideal spot for a family vacation. This island is a hidden gem among visitors, so you won’t find a ton of high-rises or crowded attractions. Instead, locals will wave as you... Read more

Parasailing on Anna Maria Island

Parasailing on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is the ultimate hidden gem among Florida’s vacation destinations. This quaint spot is only 7 miles long and features some of the best local food and attractions. In place of the high-rises and crowds, you’ll find cute... Read more

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Top Anna Maria Island Coffee Shops

There’s nothing better than a cup of coffee to get your day started or to help you take a break in the afternoons. Anna Maria Island is full of fun activities, but sometimes you need a little extra boost to... Read more

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Romantic Anna Maria Island Rentals

When planning a couple’s getaway to Anna Maria Island, where you stay is important. In fact, Anna Maria Island lodging you choose can deeply impact the enjoyment of your trip. Make sure that you book the perfect vacation rental for... Read more

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Anna Maria Island Couple Activities

Anna Maria Island is a wonderful, romantic destination for all couples. From first vacationers to honeymooners, or even couples looking to rekindle a spark, there is something for everyone.  Perhaps the best activities are the ones that you can truly... Read more

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What Animals Can You See on Anna Maria Island?

Even though many people will boast about Anna Maria Island’s beautiful waters and soft sands, there is so much more to the area that surrounds you during a vacation here. Rich with wildlife and opportunities to see the animals that... Read more