One thing you’ll never be on Anna Maria Island is bored! There are so many activities in the area, you could plan a full day and never cross over to the mainland! From fishing and wildlife watching to lazing on the best beach in the area, our Local Scene blog has the best of the best in things to do from Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and even farther south into Longboat Key and Sarasota!
Vacation Planning & Visitor Info
Lets face it - you came here for the beach, right? So let us help you find one perfect for you! The island features many options from both the gulf and inland waterway side - so whatever your needs - from sunbathing to finding sea shells - we've got you covered! Don't forget your flip flops, a great book and the sunscreen!
One of the best parts of any vacation is the food you eat, and there are plenty of absolutely fantastic restaurants right here on Anna Maria Island. The Island has French restaurants, Indian cuisine, adorable little cafes that serve acai bowls and sandwiches, and everything in between.
Want to shop till you drop? Well you can definitely do that on Anna Maria Island. There are tons of different stores to visit while you’re here. The Island has everything from clothing and jewelry stores, to stores that sell seashells, local artwork, beachy furniture, and much more. Discover you’re new favorite store right here on AMI.
Island locals proudly share their Island gems and inside info with you. Anna Maria Island area residents and businesses share their local insight to help you plan your island time, and enjoy all the area has to offer.
There is definitely no shortage of restaurants to try, stores to shop at, or activities to take part in here on Anna Maria Island. That’s why we have accumulated all of our AMI favorites to this Top Ten Lists page. Here you can find our Top Island Pizza Places, Top Ten Happy Hours, and much more! Our awesome reservationists can help find a rentals that is within walking distance!