The Top Tens of Anna Maria Island!
So you’re thinking about visiting Anna Maria Island? What are you going to do when you get here? Or maybe you’re already here? Island Real Estate has
the resources to help you make some decisions! Let’s start with counting by tens (because we know that’s much easier than threes or fours or any of those other boring numbers)!
Check out Jason’s Anna Maria Island restaurant picks! Follow it up with some of our selections for ice cream and desserts and you are ready to start doing what you really came here for. For a full list of recommendations visit our Anna Maria Island restaurants section.
We know you came here to do everything on our endless list of activities! That’s right, every last thing!
- Let’s start with some great family fun! It’s fun for the whole family with these activities for kids!
- There’s plenty of don’t-miss adventure to be had on the island! Try some of these daytime activities where you can rent some equipment and have some fun!
- Or let’s take a short trip just south of the island, to participate in Sarasota activities, with lots of fun options and some more beautiful scenery!
- How about all the fun, none of the cost? Don’t forget to enjoy some of these free activities like an Anna Maria Island scavenger hunt!
- Get the inside scoop on area fun by checking out some of our staff’s Favorites Lists. Don’t miss the tips on things like shopping and nightlife, from Carol’s, Amy’s, and Kacey’s Top 10 lists!
Still have some time before the day is over? Venture off Anna Maria Island to take in some epic shopping in Tampa or at the Ellenton Outlet Mall. Don’t forge there are some fabulous gift and beach shops all across Anna Maria Island!
So now it’s night time. What is there to do? Sleep? Not a chance! You’re on vacation so let’s keep the party going! Check out a couple prime locations to watch the sunset and then get ready for the nightlife. Do you sing in the shower or the car? Not anymore because now you’re going to be singing in front of a crowd that is cheering you on as you croon through each chorus at one of the numerous karaoke bars in the Anna Maria Island area. Doesn’t sound quite like your glass of beer? Then check out our favorite night spots!
Anna Maria Island – Like Yoga? Love the beach? Get down to Bradenton Beach for donation based free Yoga classes. Shown to counteract inflexibility, tone and strengthen the body, and invite a sensation of peace into the mind, Yoga is only made better when it is done on the beach.
Each class lasts about 30 minutes and complimentary tea is made available at ALUNA Wellness after the session to allow time to calm down and meet each other. Classes are weather permitting, so call 941-778-8400 if you are unsure of the weather. Parking is available at ALÚNA or on 23rd St. Class will take place across the street from ALÚNA. 2219 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach, FL Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Amanda Curl.
The next classes are taking place on Saturday December 19th, Thursday December 26th, Saturday December 28th and January 2nd. Thursday classes are at 5:00 pm, Saturdays are at 8:30 am.
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The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is a Fun and Festive way to kick off your holiday season! The race begins at 7pm on December 7th on 12th St in Bradenton along Old Main Street. Wear a holiday themed costume and put bells on your shoelaces. Run or Walk the 5K, or sign up for the 1 mile Fun Walk. All proceeds go to the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis Foundation.
To sign up, please visit the Arthritis Foundation for more information on the event.
For some more great Anna Maria Island Holiday information visit our information page on the Anna Maria Island Holiday parade, the privateers santa event as well as the various Anna Maria Island Holiday walk about’s in Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach.
Time to lace up and trot on over to join the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot November 22, 2012! Race starts at 8am at the DeSoto National Memorial Park located at the end of 75th St NW. (directions below). The Bradenton Runners Club does not charge a race admission for the Trot but asks that everyone please bring a non-perishable food items for the Manatee County Food Bank/Meals on Wheels.
Burn some calories before your big dinner! Maybe running is not your cup of tea. No problem! Visit our Top Ten fitness activities while visiting Anna Maria Island.
Directions: From I-75, take exit 220 and head West on SR64. From US41 or US301, travel to SR64 / Manatee Ave W and head West to 75th Street West. From 75th St W, go North until you reach the De Soto Park (at the end of 75th St NW).
Relax, your on an Anna Maria Island Vacation. Most relax on the beach but it is always a great time to get back in the “saddle” again to get your physical activity on the right track. Walking or jogging the beach is a favorite past-time but another option that most don’t consider is a personal trainer.
Jeff Levine will take you to one of several Anna Maria Island fitness centers and take you through a routine sure to get your heart pumping or assist your body-part that may need strengthening. With over 30 years of personal and fitness training, Jeff will be sure to get you back on the right track or help you mix up your fitness training while staying on Anna Maria. Jeff prides himself in offering fun highly productive fitness.
Another great option is to work out on the beach. It’s more common than you think but it offers great relaxation as well as productive fitness. After all, what better way to break a sweat than having an expert in their field show you new and great ways to keep yourself healthy and happy, all while doing it on the beach!
Another great idea is to have Jeff train your family, multiple couples, or multiple groups. Jeff can help with groups and the best thing of all is your price per person will reduce as the group becomes larger. If your family is like most families everyone could use a little help burning calories from all the great restaurants on Anna Maria Island.