An Anna Maria Island Valentines Day is a great way to celebrate a day of love. While Valentines is a special day, Anna Maria Island is romantic any day of the year. Nothing says I love you more than bringing your special someone for a trip to Anna Maria Island.
Anna Maria Island Valentines Day
Here is a list of fun and romantic ideas for an island style Valentines Day.
Breakfast at Sign of the Mermaid
Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast from Sign of the Mermaid in Anna Maria. This great restaurant is housed in a 1913 cottage, and offers a charming menu selection.
Romantic Beach Playlist
Here is a great “Romance by the Beach” playlist to enjoy while laying on the beach!
Visit Island Art Galleries
You’ll find a great local art scene on Anna Maria Island with many galleries in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. Finding a special piece of art is a great Valentines gift that will also remind you of your trip to the island.
Romantic Vacation Rentals
Turn your trip to Anna Maria Island into the vacation of a lifetime with one of these fantastic beach rentals! What’s more romantic than a Florida beach vacation?
Couples Beach Massage
Enjoy a couples beach massage with Sea-Renity beach spa. There is nothing more romantic than getting pampered while on the beach.
Nature Walk at Perico Preserve
Perico Preserve is just a short trip over the Manatee Bridge on the northern side of Manatee Avenue. While there are tons of great nature walks in the county, Perico Preserve is one of the newest. Here you’ll find a diverse shell trail with tons of beautiful wildlife to see.
Private Boat Excursion
While Anna Maria Island has tons of boat charters, paying a little extra for your own private tour is worth it. Among others, Coastline Excursions offers private tours around Anna Maria Island and Egmont Key. They also offer great snorkeling excursions to try out.
The sun will be setting on Anna Maria Island at about 6:22pm on February 14th. When you visit Anna Maria Island sunset is a must!
Manatee Players Theater
The Manatee Players will be showing the romantic musical “Bridges of Madison County”. This would make a great date spot! You’ll find the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Downtown Bradenton. When you are done with the show stop by Downtown’s Old Main Street for a great selection of pubs, bars and restaurants.
Here is our list of five romantic Anna Maria Island beach rentals to visit this year. While Valentines day is just around the corner, these rentals are great for a romantic getaway anytime.
Romantic Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals
Sugaree is a stylish elevated duplex in Holmes Beach just a short walk to the beach. This is the perfect spot for a romantic island vacation. You’ll enjoy the private heated pool, outdoor space and updated amenities.
Sleep up to six guests at Sugaree! Not only is this rental close to the beach, but it’s also near the quiet Holmes Beach town center.
Cayman Bay is a lovely canal front rental just a short walk to Tampa Bay beaches. You’ll absolutely adore the master suite at Cayman Bay! Here you’ll find a private balcony with canal views, fireplace, wet bar and a stunning master bathroom. while this home offers spacious accommodations for up to eight you’ll feel like you have your own private getaway in the large master suite.
Enjoy the heated pool and spa in this gorgeous backyard. Guests have access to the boat dock, and the canal leads out to Bimini Bay and also Tampa Bay.
When you visit Sangria Sunrise you’ll have your very own strip of beach with amazing sunrise views. This is truly a romantic Florida vacation spot with the beach right at your feet. You’ll enjoy water views from the master bedroom too.
This Anna Maria beach rental sleeps up to seven guests with three bedrooms. You’ll be close to Pine Avenue shopping and dining while you visit Sangria Sunrise!
Bradenton Beach Club B
Bradenton Beach Club B has everything you’ll want for a romantic beach front vacation. During your stay you’ll have spectacular views in a well-appointed condominium in an amazing location.
This direct gulf front beach rental sleeps up to six guests with 2 bedrooms. Also enjoy the heated pool over looking the gulf of mexico and powder fine sand.
Vitamin Sea offers fantastic updated amenities and is just a block to the beach! You’ll love this destination for a romantic beach getaway. Enjoy the updated style, vibrant decor, and plenty of space for your entire group to spread out.
While you visit, you’ll fall in love with the view from the private master suite balcony.
Enjoy a romantic paradise vacation with your special someone when you visit these great Anna Maria Island beach rentals.
Anna Maria Island roof top view rentals are great when looking to see the beach without paying gulf front prices! It’s always amazing when you can simply head to the roof for sunshine or nightly sunsets.
Anna Maria Island Roof Top View Rentals
Here is our list of the best Anna Maria Island beach rentals with roof top views!
While this Platinum rental offers stunning gulf views from the roof, it’s also less than a block to the beach! Access the spiral staircase leading to the roof from the upper living level balcony.
Seashell Sunsets offers four bedrooms with accommodations for up to eight guests. This recently built beach rental also has a heated pool and spa along with a modern style.
Palm Isle Village 3210
Palm Isle Village is among the island’s most popular cottage beach rental complexes. This Holmes Beach rental is just across the street from gulf beaches and offers a roof top view.
Gold rated, Palm Isle 3210 sleeps up to four guests with one bedroom. Enjoy the community heated pool and a central island location too.
Island Oasis is a great platinum beach rental with roof top views of the Gulf of Mexico. This Holmes Beach rental sleeps 10 guests with five bedrooms.
While visiting enjoy the heated pool and spa, outdoor kitchen lounge and pool table too.
While the deck at Heron Heaven only offers partial roof top views, it’s still good enough to make the list! This lovely outdoor space is just off the living room and offers plenty of seats for relaxing beach side.
This spacious two bedroom is just across the street from gulf beaches, and offers a great old Florida style. Find the nearest beach access just steps away!
When you visit Water Colors you are sure to fall in love with roof top island views.
This platinum Anna Maria rental has all the amenities you could ever want! Enjoy the heated pool/spa and a gorgeous sophisticated beach style. Sleep up to eight guests with four bedrooms.
During your next winter visit you have to try these top five Anna Maria Island January activities! This is a great time of year for a warm Florida vacation as northerners experience the cold, snow and ice.
Head over to the Fish Hole Miniature golf course on Bridge Street! A great place for family fun, the Fish Hole is a great cool weather activity. You’ll find 18 holes along this well-kept course. You can feed the beautiful Koi fish, and watch the pond of turtles sunning themselves on their logs. The Fish Hole also offers soda and Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream.
Bella by the Sea Boutique
Check out Bella by the Sea for a unique boutique shopping experience. This great shop offers women’s clothes, jewelry, handbags and more. This is a great place to visit during a January day on island time.
Star Gazing on the Beach
A clear January night on Anna Maria Island is perfect for star gazing. January 3rd, 2017 is the peak of the Quadrantid Meteor shower, and the Full Moon is on January 12th, 2017. Bundle up and head to the beach for beautiful skies and sounds of the tides. Check out this helpful Star Gazing Guide too!
Cocktails at The Doctor’s Office
You must visit Anna Maria Island’s newest night spot, The Doctor’s Office! Here you’ll find the island’s hottest craft cocktails and delicious chef inspired small plates. The Doctor’s Office is the newest establishment owned by Sean Murphy of the Beach Bistro.
Bike over the Bridge
Rent a bike or snag one from the new Bike sharing racks, and go for a ride over the Manatee Bridge! You’ll enjoy the fresh bay air, sights of the Skyway and tons of sea birds flying overhead. January is the perfect time for a brisk bike ride.
Looking for unusual attractions near Anna Maria Island? Check out this list of ideas! For an authentic Florida vacation you must see something unique or weird! This list is not just your usual collection of roadside stops, but a collection of artistically inspired places to visit.
8 Unusual Attractions Near Anna Maria Island
While some of these places are local, all the attractions on our list are under two hours away.
Mr. Bones BBQ in Holmes Beach.
Mr. Bones offers the areas best Barbecue in a unique atmosphere. This is a must stop for those looking for a different experience. When you enter you’ll find a coffin full of ice cold beers along with the restaurants mascot skeleton. Serve yourself a beer from their large selection and you’ll be seated in the dining room. The walls are covered with interesting masks with decor as eclectic as the menu too! Not only do they have the best barbecue, but you’ll find vegan and Indian dishes as well.
A word of advise for those visiting this funky family owned eatery, do not ask for salt, pepper or ketchup!
The Sea Hagg in Cortez Fishing Village.
You never know what you’ll find in Cortez Fishing Village, but there are three things you can always count on. Fresh off the boat seafood, the “Real” old Florida atmosphere, and The Sea Hagg. This Gift shop is one of the most interesting places to find everything nautical. The front yard of The Sea Hagg is referred to as the Salvage Garden. Here you’ll find old boats, sculptures and an array of interesting items. Once inside you’ll find floor to ceiling Nautical curiosities, antiques and gifts.
Arte Coyoacano in Downtown Bradenton’s Village of the Arts.
In the southern portion of downtown Bradenton there is a residential- commercial neighborhood full of arts, galleries, specialty shops and restaurants. The Village of the Arts is full of early 20th century bungalows adding an interesting touch to this quaint community. While the area is peppered with interesting finds, Arte Coyoacano gallery has some of the most unusual.
Artist Alfredo Garcia’s sculptures and paintings are truly authentic Mexican Folk Art. His works are both technically brilliant and whimsical too. He implements bright colors and traditional Mexican Folk art themes in one of the areas most unique gallery/studios.
Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy in Sarasota.
The Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy is a lovely place to visit with the entire family. You’ll find a large variety of interesting works to see from fine art to kitsch. There is no entrance fee, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per person to this wonderful non-profit. The Marietta Museum not only offers a traditional museum setting, but a beautiful sculpture garden too. The museum is open November through May.
Founder and Curator Marietta Lee is passionate about sharing the works in her Museum. She wanted to create an interesting space for people to relax and enjoy art. She wanted art to be inclusive to all. A unique feature of this museum is half the artists are women, half men, and almost all are still living.
Solomon’s Castle in Ona.
Solomon’s Castle is like nothing you’ll ever see. Tucked into a wooded area of Ona, Florida this attraction is the makings of an artists dream. Howard Solomon is a metal artist who began creating his castle in 1972. The large metallic structure houses his works. This not so average roadside attraction has gained international attention.
The Salvadore Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
The Salvadore Dali Museum celebrates the works of the artists entire life from 1904 to 1989. This collection includes over 2000 pieces in addition to rotating featured exhibits from other artists. Salvadore Dali was an influential artist know for his interesting style across several mediums. If you are looking for a unique attraction this is a sure bet.
Whimzeyland in Safety Harbor.
Whimzeyland, also known as the Bowling Ball House, is an interesting attraction and the creation of two artists. In 1985 Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda bought a house in Safety Harbor. They began decorating their yard and house with an artistic touch. After coming upon 10 free bowling balls at a Flea Market, the two really started to push the house into a new realm of creativity. They decorated the balls and began accepting artists bowling balls from all over. Since 1985 the couple has purchased adjacent properties in their neighborhood employing the same fun themes. The grounds are free to wonder, but are not open all year.
Dysfunctional Grace Art Co in Tampa’s Ybor City.
Dysfunctional Grace Art Co is a collaborative gallery of true art oddities. You wont soon find a more unusual collection of works. From the adorable to the deplorable, and everything in between, this Tampa art shop is a must visit.
Enjoy these unusual attractions near Anna Maria Island and enjoy a true Florida experience!
This is our list of 5 new Anna Maria Island activities you might not have tried yet! While the sunset tours, dolphin cruises and kayak trips are always great here are some new suggestions.
Top 5 New Anna Maria Island Activities to Try
There is always something new and fun to try on Anna Maria Island!
Horseback on the Beach
When you come to Anna Maria Island over the Manatee bridge you will see people on horseback. This is a fun way to spend a morning for all ages of the family. The horses love being in the water, and so will you! There are two different companies that offers “Horse Surfing” C Ponies and Beach Horses. Tickets will run you about $130 to $150 per a rider. Book your trip online first then meet at the Palma Sola Causeway just before the Bradenton mainland.
Top Gun FlyBoards are one of the hottest new activities in the area. Also located on the Palma Sola Causeway this is a fun activity for teens and adults. Flyboards attach to your feet and propel you up and into the air. Most learn to flyboard in about 10 minutes of practice. Top Gun offers 30 minute, 60 minute, four hour and all day experiences. Prices range from $99 up to $1199. Riders must be 18, or between 15-17 with a parent waiver. Additionally riders must be between 100 and 300 pounds. Book a Top Gun Flyboard session online.
YOLO Adventures offers parasailing among their list of services. You’ll soar above the island and enjoy stunning aerial views. YOLO offers group excursion, tandem flights, water dips and great fun. They offer two different locations to leave from. Find them at 127th Street in Cortez Village or at the end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Tickets cost $79 per a person and riders must be under 300 pounds.
Snorkel trips at Egmont Key
Coastline Excursions offer snorkel trips off of Egmont Key State Park. This unique island is only accessible by boat and offers a light house, sunken ruins and a nature preserve. When you snorkel here you’ll find tropical fish and ruins from the Dade Fort. Snorkel excursions will run anywhere from $75 per person to $426 for private tours. In addition to their Egmont snorkel tour Coastline Excursions offers dolphin trips and a sand bar snorkel trip for a little as $53.25 per person. Book online!
Jet surfing is the latest activity to come to Anna Maria Island. Surfs Up Jet Surfing is great for days when the water is too calm for traditional surfing. Prior to use a half hour lesson is required to get users acclimated. Your first 45 minute trip with lesson will cost $100. After that it’s $50 for a half hour. Surfs up Jet Surfing Boards can be found at AMI Beach Rentals in Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria Island Holiday Gifts are a great way to show your family and friends you love them during the season of giving. Check out our list of the hottest top 10 holiday gifts to pick up on the island. While you’ll not only support local island shops, these gifts are sure to please.
Top 10 Anna Maria Island Holiday Gifts Guide
Forget the fruit cake and seasonal sweaters, get your loved ones something really great! Not only will they love these gifts, but these items will always remind them of time spent on AMI!
Leather Wallets from Salt Air
These ladies leather wallets are super cute! They have several different colors to pick from along with a nice gold detail for $26.95. Pick them up at the Salt Air Boutique in Holmes Beach at 5508 Marina Drive.
Quay Australia Sunglasses from Pink & Navy Boutique
Pink and Navy Boutique is one of the islands trendiest stores offering items for both men and women. Pick up a pair of these super hot Quay Australia sunglasses for a special person in your life. Find the Pink & Navy Store on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria.
Donate to Wildlife Inc. in a Loved Ones Name
This is a fantastic gift idea for that someone who has everything! Wildlife Inc. is an Anna Maria Island based non-profit that rescues and rehabilitates birds and animals. They provide an amazing local service, and will come out to rescue any injured wildlife big, small, sick or even venomous. Wildlife Inc. operates exclusively by donations.
Head over to their website and make a donation. You may even be able to set up a tour of their Bradenton Beach facility for your loved one too.
Face Plant Footsie Slippers at Egrets Nest
The Egrets Nest offers a variety of ladies resort wear, jewelry, children’s gifts and more. Stop by their shop and pick up a pair of these cute Face Plant Footsie slippers. These would be especially great for the ones on your gift list who live in cold weather climates. The Egrets Nest and sister store The White Egret are at the corner of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.
Costa Trucker Hats from West Coast Surf Shop
The Trucker Hat has been a popular style with both men and women, and these awesome ones from Costa brand are no exception! They have three different styles of neon to choose from. While visiting West Coast Surf Shop check out their selection of awesome surfer gear, clothes, shoes and more. Find West Coast Surf Shop near the Manatee Public Beach Access in Holmes Beach.
Handmade Scarves from Restless Natives
These handmade scarves would make an awesome gift for your friends who love lots of color and a Boho style. Local artist Glenna makes them from recycled silk, and gives them a shaggy look. Check out more fun gift ideas when you visit Restless Natives.
Schedule an Anna Maria Inshore Fishing Charter with Captain Kyle.
If you live locally, plan on visiting, or will be on AMI for the holiday give your friends a fishing charter. Captain Kyle knows all the best inshore places to catch fish! He offers four or seven hour excursions leaving from the mouth of the Manatee River.
Gift Cards from The Beach House, Sandbar and Mar Vista Restaurants
Gift Cards are always an easy gift that everyone loves. This is especially true when it comes to the Chiles group of restaurants. When you purchase a holiday gift card of $50 or more you’ll receive a bonus of 25% of the value of the card. Give a gift and get a gift too!
Love Rocks at AL’s Studio
These adorable artist made Love Rocks are a fun treasure. Annabel’s gallery offers great works with regularly featured artists. Check out these fun Love Rocks and give the gift of art with a positive message. Find AL’s Studio on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria.
Surprise your family with a vacation to Anna Maria Island with Island Real Estate! Giving the gift of travel is a great way to make memories and have new experiences too. Nothing brings family and friends closer together than lounging on the beaches of Anna Maria Island! Island Real Estate has the areas largest selection of Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals your family will love!
Here’s a fun idea to try! First plan your stay. Next print out your reservation confirmation and put it in the biggest wrapped box you can find. Everyone at your holiday gathering will get a good laugh when they open it!
There are tons of great Bradenton Activities to explore while visiting Anna Maria Island. Just a short drive over the Manatee Bridge, Bradenton is on the mainland of Manatee County. This area has a quaint downtown with both family friendly things to do along with a great night life.
Top 11 Bradenton Activities
When you visit Anna Maria Island it’s totally worth driving inland for Bradenton activities!
Downtown Bradenton Old Main Street
If you want to shop, dine, and unwind then Old Main Street is the perfect spot. This is truly the heart of Bradenton. Here you’ll find boutiques, tons of bars and restaurants too. Old Main Street offers quaint old architecture reminiscent of a small southern town, and fewer modern structures. It’s really a pleasant place to relax while taking in the scenes and window shopping.
Wander down the street to the Riverfront and you’ll find the Pier and Twin Dolphin Marina. The pier not only offers great views of the Manatee River, but also has a very nice restaurant called Pier 22.
If you are looking for a night spot this is the best place for a bar crawl. You’ll find many different bars, pubs and lounges all along Old Main Street. Each bar is unique and draws a different crowd. Just be sure to drink responsibly!
Riverwalk – Free outdoors entertainment.
The Bradenton Riverwalk is a great place to stroll along the Manatee River and enjoy Florida’s year round perfect weather. This strip of public space offers a splash park, playground, day docks, picnic areas, skate park and butterfly garden. Enjoy sights of the river while relaxing too.
Mixon Fruit Farms
Mixon Fruit Farm is a short drive east of downtown. Here you’ll find many fun family attractions including farm tours, wildlife refuge, and a large gift shop too. Be sure to try a free sample of fresh squeezed orange juice and grab a piece of fudge from the gift shop.
While visiting Anna Maria Island in the Spring, you can catch the Pittsburg Pirates Spring training games at Mckechnie Field. Check out their schedule to see all the different activities happening at this amazing facility.
Village of the Arts
The Village of the Arts is a commercial-residential community on the southern side of the downtown area. Here you’ll find art galleries, specialty shops and restaurants. The first Friday of each month the Village holds an artwalk, however, some of the shops are open Tuesday-Saturday weekly.
Manatee Performing Arts Center
The Manatee Performing Arts Center has a long history of producing plays and entertaining Bradentonians since the late 1940’s. First started by the Bradenton Junior Women’s Club, the troupe became known as the Manatee Players. Now with a new large facility and location the thespian tradition continues. Check their calendar to see what is happening!
Red Barn Flea Market
The Red Barn Flea Market is a Bradenton tradition. Here you’ll find the areas best Flea Market with produce, restaurants, and a unique assortment of vendors. Open Tuesday through Sunday.
South Florida Museum
The South Florida Museum offers a great look at prehistoric Florida. From Dinosaurs to early native inhabitants, this museum is an impressive facility. You’ll find Paleontology and Archaeology featured in addition to local history too. See the oldest living Manatee in Captivity in their aquarium and also learn about outer space in their planetarium.
The Bradenton Ghost Tours are a newer feature to the downtown area. Learn about encounters and documented stories from locals. While taking you through areas with unusual encounters you’ll also learn about Bradenton History. Not only are the tours offered in Bradenton, but you can catch a tour on Anna Maria Island’s Bradenton Beach too.
Manatee Village Historic Park
Learn about Bradenton’s past when you visit Manatee Village Historic Park. Here you’ll find relics from the past including Fogarty Boat Works, The Baldwin Steam Locomotive and the old school house.
Visit Bradenton Breweries for a nice local cold one. Motorworks and Darwin’s Brewers are both on the south side of Downtown on 9th Street West. While the local handcrafted beer movement takes off, Bradenton has hopped on the trend.
During your next visit to Anna Maria Island be sure to head into the Mainland and try these Bradenton Activities!
Bradenton Vacation Rentals
Looking for a vacation rental in Bradenton? Island Real Estate has several rentals here just a short drive to gulf beaches. These units are on Perico Island just between the Mainland and Anna Maria Island. Check out these Perico Bay Club homes.
Island Real Estate has what you need for an Anna Maria Island Mediterranean style vacation! Why travel across the world for beautiful beaches when they are waiting right here on the Florida Gulf Coast?
Anna Maria Island Mediterranean Style Vacation for Less
A Mediterranean vacation is full of relaxation, blue seas, and beautiful sunshine. The countries around the Mediterranean offer great sight seeing and interesting history too. All of these things are on Anna Maria Island! An exotic destination, with perfect weather and fun leisure activities is waiting for you. All you need is the quintessential Mediterranean style beach rental to set the tone for your Anna Maria Island vacation. Best of all, you won’t break the bank during your coastal siesta to Anna Maria Island!
This beach rental is about two-three blocks from gulf beaches, and one of the island’s most popular public accesses. Under the Tuscan Sun offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with plenty of space for up to 9 guests. Not only will you be close to the beach, but you’ll be able to walk to shops, restaurants and free trolley stops! Enjoy the private heated pool too.
Beach Escape is three blocks from Gulf beaches and also centrally located to Anna Maria Island activities and attractions. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath rental offers accommodations for up to 8 guests. Inside you’ll find an updated style with the cool blues and whites characteristic of Mediterranean decor. Enjoy the heated pool and spa, or open air balconies at this fantastic Anna Maria Island beach rental!
Located in Anna Maria, Blue Waters is a platinum rated rental on direct canal front. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath home sleeps 8 guests, and is a few blocks from coveted Anna Maria gulf beaches. You’ll find luxury amenities including a large heated pool and spa, boat dock and a lovely Mediterranean style. You’ll truly love this one of a kind destination.
Casa Sierra Rentals
Casa Sierra is a small 4 unit condo complex just a short two blocks from gulf beaches. These great Mediterranean style condos offer 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with accommodations for up to 6 guests. These rentals are relaxed, however, they do have all the great amenities that come with their gold rating. Enjoy the community heated pool along with a fabulous location too. Casa Sierra Unit 205 A, Unit 205 B, Unit 203 A.
The L’Plage complex is on direct gulf front in Holmes Beach. This luxury condo offers everything you’ll need for the perfect Mediterranean style holiday. Enjoy the community heated pool and spa just steps from the powder white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Inside this unit you’ll find 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with room for up to 8 guests too!
Beach House on 5th is a great spot for up to 10 guests! This 3 bedroom 3 bath rental is less than 3 blocks to gulf beaches, shopping, dining and free trolley stops too. You’ll love the heated pool and the fun coastal decor in this Mediterranean style home.
You’ll enjoy direct gulf front views when you spend a holiday at Vista Grande. This lovely platinum rated villa sleeps 6 guests with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Not only does this beach rental have million dollar views, but also luxurious amenities fit for a Mediterranean style vacation.
Perfect for a family getaway, The Oasis has accommodations for up to 6 guests with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. You’ll be 3 blocks from pristine Gulf of Mexico beaches, and centrally located on Anna Maria Island. Enjoy the heated pool during your stay!
The La Casa Costiera is a gorgeous luxury condo complex right on the Gulf of Mexico. Here you’ll find many well-appointed rentals to pick from. These units sleep 6 or 8 guests, and each has unique tropical decor. They have 3 bedrooms and either 2, 2.5 or 3 bathroom. Enjoy the heated pool and spa or relax all day long on the beach.
This canal front Anna Maria rental is just a short walk to Tampa Bay beaches. You’ll love the fantastic style and amenities at Cayman Bay. Sleep up to 8 guests with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Each of the bedrooms at this home have a great luxury feel. Enjoy the beautiful backyard with a heated pool and spa. Dock your boat in the canal too!
An Anna Maria Island Winter is absolutely wonderful! While temperatures vary, typically you won’t see day time cold weather below 50 degrees Fahrenheit during island winters.
Anna Maria Island Winter Fun Activities
Follow our list of cold weather activities and you’re sure to have a great time for your Anna Maria Island Winter vacation!
Sand Angel and Sand Men too!
We don’t have snow in Florida, but we do have sand. Tons of it! On Anna Maria Island there is over seven miles of powder fine sand coastline ready for you to play in. Instead of the traditional snow angels and snow men try your hand at a sand man or sand angel.
Dining and Shopping
Naturally, when visiting even warm winter climates, you’ll want to have indoor activities. Luckily, Anna Maria Island has tons of great dining and shopping spots! You’ll find shopping and dining spots peppered across the island, but there are a few hubs to keep in mind. Pine Avenue in the City of Anna Maria offers great boutiques and restaurants. The Central city of Holmes Beach has a commercial district at the corner of Marina and Gulf Drive. Then a second spot on East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue. Bradenton Beach, the southern island city, offers great shopping and dining on Bridge Street.
Since there are fewer people on the beach in the winter, your chances of finding the best seashells increases. Beach combing is a relaxing pass time. Bundle up with a thick sweater and head out to the beach for some great winter shelling!
Hot Chocolate with an Island Twist
Cold winter months were made for curling up with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate! This is a great way to relax at an Anna Maria Island beach rental during the cold months. Try this recipe for Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate and you’ll have an island twist for an old standby.
Winter is a lovely time for kayak trips around Anna Maria Island. Since the Gulf may be too cold for your liking, you can still get out and not get wet with a kayak. Often, during winter, you will find the Gulf is flat like glass. This makes kayaking fun, safe and relaxing. You could also head over to the Intracoastal side of the island to find Mangroves and diverse wildlife.
Dolphins are not hard to find around Anna Maria Island. This is especially true when you book a boat tour. Many of the local charter captains know where to find pods of Dolphins jumping and playing around the island. A trip to the island isn’t complete without spotting a dolphin.
Fishing is great anytime of year in Florida, and winter is no exception! Head to a pier, or book a fishing charter. Either way you’re sure to catch something good!
Winter Beach Rentals
While visiting Anna Maria Island in the summer is fun, the cooler months still bring a great opportunity to visit the gulf coast. You will find great economy options on beach rentals during the winter. Especially during January, rental prices are at some of their lowest! You won’t have to break the bank to escape the winter snow and ice.
Salt a Margarita instead of your driveway!
Don’t spend winter salting your driveway, come to Anna Maria Island and salt a Margarita instead!
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