Anna Maria Island Travel Tips
Anna Maria Island might be the place for love, as in weddings and honeymoons, but it’s also a great place for families, too. With beaches known for their beautiful white sand and waters of the clearest turquoise blue, it's hard not to relax and unwind while on this island in FL.
Only seven miles long, the island is home to three cities: Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, and Anna Maria. This means vacationers have plenty of choices when it comes to choosing the right accommodations while staying on Anna Maria Island. Vacation rentals are perfect for families who want to make the most out of a relaxing atmosphere. In fact, staying in a vacation rental is one of the best tips that a family can follow. Vacation Home Rentals has the best online selection of vacation rentals Anna Maria Island has to offer. When planning a vacation, simply browse the properties listed for rent by owner here on our website. To help save valuable time, people with children should not only make arrangements to stay at one of the Anna Maria Island rentals listed on our site but also plan out an itinerary of daily activities that both the kids and adults in the family will enjoy.
There are plenty of fun attractions on Anna Maria Island. Beach rentals are perfect for families who love to visit the beaches in the area. These beaches include Bean Point, Bay Front Park in the city of Anna Maria, Turtle Beach, and more. Families staying in one of the Anna Maria Island vacation rentals will appreciate how easy it is to get around using the free trolley. The trolley has three main stops: the Anna Maria City Pier, Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach, and Coquina Beach. Other outdoor attractions include the Coquina Baywalk and the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park
Museums and art galleries are popular attractions and great alternatives to outdoor activities. After a morning of relaxation at one of the Anna Maria Island rentals, people can spend a fun afternoon with their kids at the Anna Maria Island Museum and Historical Park
. Visitors to the museum and park can learn about the island’s history, take part in a scavenger hunt, and tour the cottage that fell into the bay. Other indoor attractions include the Bob Brown Art Gallery and the Artists Guild Gallery of Anna Maria
When visiting the island, make arrangements to stay in one of the listed Anna Maria vacation rentals during an event.
In February, tourists can partake in the fun and excitement that is the Anna Maria Island Heritage Day Festival. It features artists and crafters who display their wares and skills for all. Attendees can take part in activities and enjoy the music and food as well as old-fashioned games for kids. Also in February, a fun event for families is the Mixon Fruit Farms Orange Blossom Festival.
People staying in Anna Maria Island condo rentals in March can enjoy the fun at the Bridge Street Merchants Blues, Brews & BBQ on Bridge Street. And April in Anna Maria Island brings the annual Island CityFest. This is the perfect two-day event for families staying in Anna Maria island vacation rentals. It features food, a kids’ zone, arts, crafts, and more.
But on Anna Maria Island, fun events happen year-round. Families spending their end-of-the-year vacation and winter holidays in Anna Maria Island will love the annual Winterfest.