One of the best ways to spend an afternoon (or several) is kayaking on the waters around AMI. There are several spots to go around the island as well as Bradenton and Sarasota. Kayaking is a very relaxing activity not to mention a great way to get some exercise. Here are some of our favorite spots to drop a kayak in the water.
Do you think it’s a little crazy to consider planning an Anna Maria Island holiday this year? We know it may be different but it’s the perfect time to visit Florida. Even if you don’t come right around the actual holidays, the entire month of December is full of activities on the island and around the entire area.
An Anna Maria Island Thanksgiving is just like any other. Just like most, we take time to give thanks so we thought we would take a few minutes to do that here. Here are some of the things for which we are thankful:
One of our biggest and most popular holiday traditions is the Anna Maria Island Christmas Parade. There is something so unique about this parade. Maybe the huge pirate ship is normal; after all, the parade is organized by the AMI Privateers. It may also be that the temperature is about 75-80 degrees so shorts and flip flops are normal. If these don’t peak your interest, then it must be all the local businesses, residents and visitors (yes, visitors) participating in the long line of vehicles, floats and boats parading from one of the island to the other end.
It’s official! Sage Biscuit Café is a chain with two locations! There is no better way to start the day than after a good meal. If you don’t mind driving over one of the bridges, the Sage Biscuit Café has one of the best breakfasts or brunches within 10 miles of the island.
For families visiting Anna Maria Island or any other parts of the area, the Bradenton Riverwalk is a must-see stop during vacation. It was designed and built in 2012 to make downtown Bradenton more a bigger draw.
If you are like a lot of us, you may not know that the remains of a Bradenton Beach shipwreck sit on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico only about 20 feet offshore. It makes for a great Anna Maria Island dive for anyone who enjoys exploring shipwrecks.
Anna Maria Island beaches are truly incredible, beautiful and unique, and one of the best reasons to plan a family vacation there.
A family vacation to Anna Maria Island wouldn’t be complete without a local tour. Luckily for all, there’s an Anna Maria Island Trolley offering them in abundance.
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What season is best on the island? This is our un-official recap of the weather. At the bottom of this page are the official statistics.
Summer – Summer sizzles. It is hot, but the gentle sea breezes blow every day, keeping it more comfortable. The days all seem to be carbon copies of one another. All are sunny and wonderful. The clouds build up late in the afternoon and often give us a brief thunderstorm before going away as fast as they came. This is great because the plants get watered, but it does not ruin the day. The Gulf water temperature gets up near 90 degrees, so swimming is great. Almost every evening produces an awesome sunset. Summer here is like summer anywhere else. It is the time that people picnic, boat, swim & play. It is a festive time.