A Visit to Florida’s Anna Maria Island is a Relaxing Retreat

Do you need a vacation from the hustle and bustle of city life? If you answer “yes” then Anna Maria Island is the place for you, a small charming town with a comfortable home town feel. Anna Maria Island is part of a string of islands that reach all the way south to the Florida Keys. Nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, the beautiful turquoise waters and soft, white sandy beaches are its main attractions. After your first visit, you will be calling it “my island in the sun”.

Enjoy the island’s natural beauty. It is seven miles long and no more than a few blocks wide. That leaves you with the sounds of waves and views of breath taking, picture perfect sunsets in every location.

You will never have to leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Relax in the sun, snorkel for unliving sand dollars and shells, take invigorating walks along the beautiful beaches, and try your hand at fishing. The fishing is especially good in October. Good charter captains are available to take you out on the waters. If not in the mood for a day at the beach, visit one of the many art galleries, museums or aquariums. Bring your binoculars, roller blades, walking shoes and enjoy your own nature tour. Try kayaking, parasailing or horseback riding along the shore. Bicycles, scooters, paddleboards and kayaks are some of the items available for rental.

Visit the Anna Maria Historical Society – it’s free. Learn about the history of the island and its journey to the 21st century. Discover what made Anna Maria Island what it is today.

The island isn’t that big if you opt to walk, but free trolley service that travel the island are also an option. Use them for trips to the grocery stores and souvenir shopping. Travel by trolley up and down the island, getting off whenever you spot an interesting sight. Hop aboard and experience all that Anna Maria has to offer.

After a vacation at Anna Maria Island, you will agree with the island’s motto: “Welcome to paradise without an attitude.”

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