Lakewood Ranch is a great day trip from Anna Maria Island! Just a 45 minute drive from Holmes Beach and you will have access to great entertainment, recreational activities and restaurants! Lakewood Ranch has many shops to choose from with a very wide variety.
Lakewood Ranch Main Street has excellent picks for food and entertainment! Check out the Polo Grill & Bar, Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, Legacy Golf Club and the Sarasota Polo Club!
The Polo Grill & Bar on Lakewood Ranch Main Street is open 7 days a week for dinner starting at 5:30PM. Offering a delicious selection of meals at modest prices for the quality, a meal at the Polo Grill is one that will satisfy your taste buds.
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||11:30am – 2:30pm
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|Closed daily from 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Polo Grill & Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Lakewood Ranch Cinemas shows recent releases throughout the day! Just a short trip from Anna Maria Island. The Sarasota Film Society has a direct say on which movies to show, and has been involved in the operation since the December 2006 opening. The cinema is located conveniently right at the end of Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Check out what movies are playing and head over to catch a film!
Movie show times run during the following times on their respective days:
Monday 1:30–8:30 pm
Tuesday 1:30–8:30 pm
Wednesday 1:30–8:30 pm
Thursday 1:30–8:30 pm
Friday 1:30–8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Lakewood Ranch Cinemas
10715 Rodeo Dr #8
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Legacy Golf Club is a short trip from Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Legacy is actually only a single traffic light east, and you may be able to catch a glimpse of hole #3 and #4 from Main Street as you look over the lake.
The first five holes are touted as the most difficult, and reasonably so. You will find yourself lakeside on holes #3 and #4 so expect to carry the ball a good distance or get another golf ball out of your pack. Featuring an abundance of wildlife you can expect to see gators, herons, deer and other creatures while spending a day on the course. The average round will last about 4 hours and 15 minutes for a group of four.
Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch is an Arnold Palmer designed course that will test your skills. You will find 18 holes of golf that are sure to leave you with a new found appreciation for course design and the beauty of the area. Hole #17 (shown above) is an island green that will leave you searching for another ball if you come up short or blast it too far.
Golf rates in 2015 run $29 on weekdays and $59 on weekends including a cart. For specials and timely rates please visit the Legacy Golf Club website found with the address information below.
Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch
8255 Legacy Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34202
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If you are visiting Anna Maria Island from December until April and don’t have much to do on a Sunday then you should head out to Lakewood Ranch and enjoy a few hours of being outdoors and take in a polo match. The Polo Club facility is over 130 acres with 9 outdoor polo fields and a covered open air pavilion with open air stadium seating. When I visited a polo match there was just one match going which was plenty of fun. If you click the aerial picture to the right you will see the Sunday field and once you get close on University the drive in is pretty obvious where to go and where to park.
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