Spring is in full swing, and visitors and residents have the bug to get outside and explore. Whether you will be on Anna Maria Island for a weekend or live here, we have places you can explore. Of course there are plenty of water activities and locations to catch breathtaking ocean views from the shore, boat, or even dipping a toe in, but there is so much more to our beautiful little paradise.
Of course, you cannot miss the wonderful, one-of-a-kind shopping available on Anna Maria Island. Pine Avenue’s revitalized main street runs from The Gulf of Mexico to the Historic City pier and its one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, great restaurants, and “Old Florida” Cottage Style accommodations are creating quite a buzz, not only for the unique art and beachy gifts but also for it’s “Green” Construction and commitment. Come see what people are talking about!
Grab a bunch of crew, and contact Cortez Deep Sea Fishing to book your charter for a tour today. The deep sea tours require a minimum of 10 anglers, and all ages are welcome to join in. The charters go out on a U.S. Coast Guard-inspected 62-foot vessel and typically can expect to see such catches as Key West Snapper, Porgies, Red Groupers, Gag Grouper, Sea Bass, King Mackerel, Trigger Fish, and more. They depart from Cortex, Florida and can provide amazing memories.
Despite being small, Anna Maria Island is mighty in food choices. The amazing thing is that a lot of casual drink and dining options are peppered throughout this beach hamlet that won’t break the bank. If you are seeking more upscale date options with amazing cocktails, we have that as well. This LINK takes you to a well-curated list of options to give a try. What seafood, drink, or new breakfast favorites are you sure to find?
This might not officially be right on Anna Maria, but so worth the visit by short car ride. Exotic birds, crocodiles, and lemurs are just a handful of amazing animals you’ll see at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. One of the state’s oldest continuously operated attractions, this place has been around since 1939! Today, they have over 200 exotic & native animals that live in the 10-acre facility.
Okay, this one might not be for everyone, but we know there are some golfers out there. Key Royale Club is the only golf course on the island and is breathtaking. The Key Royale Golf Course is a par 32 nine-hole walking course on an island oasis. This course is designed to give higher handicappers an enjoyable and relaxed golf experience. This is a members-only play area, but they do offer summer memberships to the public, so keep it in mind this year should you be looking for some exceptional golf experiences.
Where are you headed this weekend here on Anna Maria Island? Golfing, outing with the family, or maybe just some amazing rest on a good beach. No matter what, we are excited to have you as a resident or visitor, and we encourage you to give Visit A Paradise a call should we be able to help you find a temporary or permanent home on this amazing paradise island.
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