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The First Time I Visited Anna Maria Island, It Had Me At Hello!

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In the winter of 2010 I was in charge of planning a trip for our family, as well as my husband's parents and siblings. We wanted to bring his parents to Florida so they could see why we loved to visit the state, and his siblings graciously…
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5 Things To Do on a Rainy Anna Maria Island Day

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Photo credit: Bay News 9 Not every day at the beach is a beach! So what to do if it rains during your stay on Anna Maria Island? If walking in the rain is not your idea of fun we've got you covered (pun intended)!   1) Have…
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5 Reasons to Visit Anna Maria Island in the Fall

We all know how wonderful the winter weather is in Florida. That's what makes Anna Maria Island such a popular destination when much of the rest of the continent resembles the North Pole. But did you know that Fall is a really great time…
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No Fireworks at The Beach House Restaurant for July 4th this year! Wait!! It's a good Thing!

This year would have been the 22nd year that The Beach House Restaurant put on it's spectacular fireworks show. Thousands of people usually come from far and wide, vacationers and Floridians alike. Unfortunately for everyone that would…
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What Activity (or lack thereof) Will You Choose While Visiting Anna Maria Island?

One of the most popular activities on Anna Maria Island is nothing. That's right, nothing, as in sitting on the beach gazing at the blue-green waters, or floating in the pool soaking up the sun. Perhaps sitting in one of the many great restaurants…
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Can You say Quaint?

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Quaint could have Pine Avenue's picture next to in the dictionary. Located in the city of Anna Maria on Anna Maria Island's north end, Pine Avenue underwent a transformation starting in 2011. It is now described variously as The Greenest Little…
Front of Blue Turtle Cottage on Anna Maria Island

Why Choose a Vacation Rental?

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Vacation Rentals have been gaining popularity over the past several years. Why do people choose a vacation rental for their holiday instead of a hotel? Vacation rentals are, on average, more economical than the nightly rate at a hotel. This…
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Anna Maria Island: Dolphins, Manatees & More!

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One of the most popular bucket list items to check off when visiting Anna Maria Island is seeing dolphins up close in their natural habitat. You have a lot of choices: dolphins can often be spotted along the Gulf beaches or when strolling the…