Anna Maria Island Vacation, Dining at Thanksgiving 2017.

November 3, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, the blessings we receive. If you are lucky enough to be Island bound for the Holidays, we have a few suggestions for Dinner. Whether you are looking for dining casual on the beach or the finest gourmet food, these restaurants, have sacrificed their Holiday to make yours special.  Find […]

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Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

November 2, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Robinson Preserve  is one of the best rated family friendly activities for the outdoor adventurers. Travelers love the diverse options when trekking the the tropical surroundings. Whether you decide to hike, bike, fish, kayak, picnic, or even bring along your pooch,  you can spend the day exploring and discovering the wonders of the Coastal wildlife and shore […]

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Stone Crab Season 2017

October 26, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Stone Crab season started October 15 and continues through May 15. The Florida Stone Crab claws are commercially harvested by many of our local seafood restaurants near the Gulf Coast Islands. Many area seafood markets also flash freeze, these claws fresh off the boat, for the best flavors, when prepared at home. Relive that special seafood […]

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2017 Anna Maria Islands, Holiday Craft Fair.

October 25, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


The Holidays are coming and Anna Maria Island is helping you get ready. With Christmas around the corner, get a jump start on handcrafted gift items. This annual event, hosted by the Roser Church on Pine Avenue, features local and area vendors, on Saturday, 11/04/2017, from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch is available, so […]

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Best Golfing on the Florida Gulf Coast

October 21, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Golfing is year around in Florida. If you are here for an event, Holiday, winter retreat or live near the coast, you are going to love all of the opportunity to play the links in tropical fashion. From beginner to world class golfer there is something here to please every handicap. From Bradenton To Sarasota: […]

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8 Live Music Venues on Anna Maria Island

October 18, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You finally made it to the quiet beaches and soothing sounds of shore birds, and lapping waves. The silky sand sifting through your toes as you stroll along some of the most magnificent beaches on the Florida Gulf coast.  As the day ends and you are all cleaned up and ready to have a cocktail, […]

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Symphony in the Sand on Anna Maria Island, November 11, 2017.

October 15, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Coquina beach hosts this 3 day celebration of  music, dining and sand sculpting every November.  This annual event hosts exceptional beachside concerts, featuring Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra and professional soloists performing Show Tunes, Broadway Musicals, and tributes to some of the finest musicians of their day, as well as the classics by […]

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Halloween, Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island 2017

October 14, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


This longstanding tradition is one of my favorites. Halloween costumes are increasingly more and more creative. When Merchants open their doors to the variety of princesses and pirates, creatures and critters, come marching down the lane, it melts your heart. Oct. 31, the Trail of Treats starts with check in at the AMI Chamber of […]

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Best Donuts and Bakery goods on your Florida Gulf Vacation.

October 10, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You don’t have to wait for “National Donut Day” for a great excuse to indulge in freshly made, sweet treats. Find the best options at your local bakeries, with best reviewed pasties. Make your Family vacation, a hit with the tastiest selections near you. Anna Maria Island~just need cake. Try any of the incredible selection of […]

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Visitors Guide to State Parks on the Florida Gulf Coast

September 29, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


  Florida Beaches aren’t the only draw to the gulf coast. The beautiful nature preserves offer much to lovers of the great outdoors. From secluded beaches to natural trails and bird sanctuaries, the area Parks are worth a visit. Some are accessible by boat. De Soto Memorial  National’s mission is to commemorate Conquistador Hernando De Soto’s […]

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American Business Women’s Day

September 21, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Recognizing local businesses owned by women, is a good beginning. Let’s support these hard working, innovative ladies, who pave the way for, and inspire, our daughters into independence and leadership roles. Congratulate and support our local female proprietors, and patron their establishments. Here are a few on Anna Maria Island: *Captain Kim’s Charter fishing and […]

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5 Pirate activities to add to “Talk Like a Pirate Day”.

September 19, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


For those with an inner child that likes to engage in silliness, on occasion, get ready for Talk like a Pirate Day. This international fake holiday started in 2002, for the zesty, brash confidence, of the Pirates of old. Celebrated every year on September 19, so mark your calendars. In our Gulf coast area, the […]

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Bay Fest on Anna Maria Island 2017

September 16, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Bayfest one of the most anticipated, annual festivals on Anna Maria Island. With all of the world class restaurants, sweets and treats, cafes and pubs, this offers an easy way to sample their best dishes.   This celebration of food, music, arts and crafts, is a family-friendly event, open for everyone to participate with no entrance fees. October 21, […]

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Bridge Street Merchants on Anna Maria Island Florida

August 29, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


41Bridge Street Merchants have transformed and updates the face of this smalltown, beach community. This narrow expanse of area businesses have a multitude of offerings. This quaint seaside village has it’s own array of activities, including, shopping, dining, live music, parasailing, mini golf, fishing, dolphin tours etc, and personal pampering at the local day spa. […]

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Anna Maria Island Labor Day Activities for 2017

August 19, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Spending holidays making memories is especially exceptional on Anna Maria Island. Florida’s best beaches are on the Gulf side. Known for the sugar sands, aqua clear waters and spectacular sunsets, make this a perfect location for your Labor Day getaway. With so much to do on the Island, you may be content to just relax […]

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5 Top Foreign Food Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

August 11, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Anna Maria Island is known for fresh seafood, but many of you are from Culturally diverse areas and love the opportunity to dine on your favorite Foreign Cuisine.  Here are the top rated culturally diverse options on Anna Maria Island Florida. Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus: Restaurant serves the freshest imported draft beers, Wine and authentic German fare. […]

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Tampa Bay football on your Florida Vacation.

August 2, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Fall is coming, and so is Tampa Bay football. Pre-season games, start next week, but the first home game is Aug. 26 at the Raymond James Stadium. Look here for the Buccaneer Schedule and get pumped up for the 2017 season. Raymond James stands out like a beacon in the sky, making it easy to […]

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Anna Maria City Pier Activities

July 30, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


On the North side of Anna Maria Island is the Historic City Pier, at Bay and Pine Ave. If you are an early riser, you are in for a beautiful sunrise on the bay. As you stroll the boardwalk, notice the shorebirds foraging  their morning snack. Join the fishermen, arriving early to the pier, competing […]

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Bridge Street dining on Anna Maria Island.

July 27, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Historic Bridge Street is one of the points of interest on Anna Maria Island. This 2 block section of town is loaded with activity and dining. Try beachfront, secluded garden, bistro, pub and marina side dining are a few of the options. From Classic seafood to authentic French, these locally owned eateries aren’t your neighborhood […]

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Top activities for Island fun near the Historic Bridge Street Pier.

July 20, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Historic Bridge street shopping and dining are part of the draw for visitors. The iconic pier has been recently rebuilt, offering activities, like fishing, parasailing, dolphin or sunset tours and so much more. Here is a list of places to visit on your Anna Maria Island Getaway. 1. Mini Golf~The Fish Hole on Bridge street […]

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