Top 5 Activities for Teens on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island Activities – As a teenager myself I know it can be hard to find fun activities for teens on Anna Maria Island without the parents that won’t worry them like crazy. However, here on the island there is such a variety of activities it will seem almost too easy to get away and make memories with your friends.

Anna Maria Island Activities for Teens

1. Bike around the island

A great way to experience the island is biking. With the island only being seven miles long the trip isn’t strenuous, and is a great way to find shops and explore the island. Also, it’s a great way to keep in shape and help the environment, which is something Anna Maria prides itself on. Some great places to rent bikes are Beach Bums, Just 4 Fun, and AMI Beach Fun. Check out the Anna Maria Island bike guide here!

2. Go paddle boarding

Paddle Boarding around the island is one of the most fun ways to explore new places and sea life. For beginners, it’s recommended to find a place with calm water to learn on. Some good places to launch off of are the pier on 63rd street, Bimini Bay, and Bayfront Park. Many places are accessible by Anna Maria’s free trolley that goes through Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach. Find the trolley schedule here.

Anna Maria Island Activities for teens
Bay Front park is a great place for Paddle boarding!

3. Catch ’em all

With the newest app Pokémon Go being released on July 6th, 2016 Anna Maria has become the perfect place to find tons of poke stops and gyms during your stay. Not only is the game extremely fun, it gives you the chance to explore the island, and meet new people along the way. Collect pokeballs and powerups at the Florida Friendly Demonstration Garden while experiencing a place you might not have known about otherwise. Also, since you’re so close to the ocean you get to find water Pokémon such as Psyduck and Squirtle. This helps add to your collection AND find better Pokémon to battle with! Want a playlist to catch ’em all to? Click here to add some spunk to your adventure! Just remember if you’re driving to be safe and #DontCatchAndDrive.

Activities for teens on Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island is a really fun place to explore with Pokemon Go!

4. Eat!

I can proudly say eating different food is one of my favorite parts of vacationing, and Anna Maria doesn’t let down. Start your day off with Minnie’s Beach Cafe for breakfast on Holmes Beach, where they serve delicious pancakes and sandwiches! For lunch try Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe where they serve delicious sandwiches and platters. Dinner is served at Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier where there is yummy sea food and a pretty view.  Also, if you’re craving a treat The Donut Experiment makes tasty made-to-order donuts, or Two Scoops is the home to 32 different flavors of ice cream.

Activities for teens on Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) on the pier is a great place to eat for teens on a budget!

5. Shop Shop Shop!

Who doesn’t love to shop while on vacation? The Island has the coolest shops, providing fun presents for the family and fun activities for teens on Anna Maria Island. Some of the best shops are:

Anna Maria- Three Island Monkeys, Two Sides of Nature, White Egret LLC

Holmes Beach- Sand Dollar Gift Shop, Island Bazaar, West Coast Surf Shop

Bradenton Beach- Bridge Street Bazaar, Green Turtle Shell and Gift Shop, The Hive Creations

Anna Maria Island vacation rentals and accommodations

Island Real Estate offers Anna Maria Island’s largest selection of vacation rental homes perfect for the entire family including teens! Visit IslandReal.com first when looking for the perfect family friendly vacation rental!

Anna Maria Island vacation rentals
Coral Escape is a great family friendly vacation home that everyone will love including teens! Just a short walk to the beach, Coral Escape offers a great backyard with heated pool, spa and a billiards table! Click on the image above to reserve Coral Escape today for up to 14 guests!

Stay Fit While Visiting Anna Maria Island!

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Why throw away your fitness goals and healthy eating while on vacation? Here on Anna Maria Island it is far less difficult than you may think to keep that healthy lifestyle while enjoying the beaches and the sunsets.

During your stay, visit the Island Fresh Market, located at 5604 Marina Drive. Here, you will find fresh, local produce, fresh fish, and even healthy prepared meals. You can continue your clean eating habits by shopping for the freshest ingredients at this locally owned market. You can spice up your meals by visiting the Olive Oil Outpost, at 401 Pine Avenue, where you will find fresh sauces and oils as well as new recipe ideas!

During your stay on fabulous Anna Maria Island, stay active by riding a bike to the beach rather than driving. You can rent a comfy beach cruiser bike from Beach Bums on Pine Avenue, or from Fun & More.  There are even more great ways to stay active while here on the Island; Stand up paddle boarding is a physical activity, yet is quite relaxing at the same time. It requires balance and tones your muscles while you take in the sites and enjoy the local marine habitat – you may even spot a few manatees or dolphins while on the water! You can paddle board on the beautiful gulf of Mexico with AMI Paddle Boarding, or paddle through the serene mangrove tunnels in Robinson Preserve (highly recommended for beginners) with the  Surfer Bus.

If you prefer to stay active while indoors, Yoga could be perfect for you! A fantastic post to visit is our top ten fitness things to do on Anna Maria Island written by a vacation rental specialist at Island Real Estate.

Stay fit, maintain your clean diet, and you can afford to splurge on a few island treats. Perhaps a morning bite at the Donut Experiment on Pine Avenue, or an ice cream cone at Dips on Gulf Drive. You don’t have to completely deprive yourself of the small treats – just enjoy them in correct portions and with moderation.

 

Find Your Perfect Paradise On Anna Maria Island

Join me for a short virtual tour on Anna Maria Island; create your own perfect paradise, take a look at the beach, and perfect weather that we have all year round.  I can tell you first hand, that life is better at the beach, the many activities, and beautiful scenery that Anna Maria Island has to offer makes it very hard to resist.  But the very best part about Anna Maria Island is that we do not have any snow here at all.  Unlike most of the country that is covered in snow right now!

Just remember in your quest for outdoor dining, fishing, shopping, entertainment, or the next place to catch that big fish, check in with one of our Anna Maria Island vacation specialists and make sure that you get the most out of your Anna Maria Island Vacation. We have beach house rentals all over Anna Maria Island. Call Island Real Estate today 877-778-6066 and book your island getaway!