St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Celebrating on the Florida Gulf Coast.

March 15, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


If you are Irish or pretending to be, there are several activities to spice up your Island fun. From Live Music, to great food and drink, St. Patrick’s Day is always a good time. The Anna Maria Island/Bradenton area: Most of the activities are in the evening for adults, but Sunday on Anna Maria Island […]

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Spring Events, on the Florida Gulf Coast.

February 25, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


The Central Gulf Coast isn’t just a great place to visit in March because of the wonderful spring weather—there’s also a month full of great activities and events! Starting in mid-February and going through the end of March, spring training is going on for baseball teams.  These five teams are training within a short drive […]

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Great Seafood in Indian Rocks/Shores.

February 14, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


The Gulf of Mexico is famous for the fresh catches brought in buy the local commercial fishermen. Take advantage of the local eateries serving up the finest dishes to tantalize your appetite for seafood. From the simple pleasures of fish tacos, grouper sandwiches to the finer selections of Crab, Mahi, Swordfish and more. What’s on […]

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Best pastries and desserts on Anna Maria Island

February 7, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You may be living a healthy lifestyle, but face it, when you are on vacation, you deserve to splurge! There are so many options for breakfast, mid-day snacks or after-dinner delectables that you may just skip some meals in favor of these tasty treats. So, where can you go to get satisfaction for your food […]

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Spring Training for Major League Baseball on the Florida Gulf Coast.

December 2, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Florida’s Major League spring training is a large tourist attraction for many sports fans. Several stadiums are close to most of our winter havens. Whether you stay all season or make a holiday trip, plan to catch a game with your favorite team. Schedule a tour behind the scenes, visit the dugouts, or just sit back and […]

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Anna Maria Island Vacation, Dining at Thanksgiving 2016.

November 23, 2016 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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Symphony in the Sand on Anna Maria Island.

November 5, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Coquina beach hosts this 3 day celebration of  music in the “Key of  Sea”, beginning Friday  evening Nov. 11 , 6pm-11pm. This event expanded, kicking off  with the country stylings of American  musician John Michael Montgomery, sharing the stage with Ray Scott and Walker McGuire, and local TV and Radio personalities  to Emcee the weekend […]

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Best burgers on Anna Maria Island.

November 2, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


The original Duffy’s was the beginning of great burgers. On the Island since 1058, this family owned and operated establishment is a landmark to all who visit. Become part of the family the minute you walk in the door. This charming sport bar has moved and remodeled over the years, never losing the welcome home vibe. […]

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The Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island

October 20, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


This longstanding tradition is one of my favorites. Halloween costumes are getting 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. Monday, Oct. 31, the Trail of Treats starts in the AMI Chamber Parking lot from […]

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Great Seafood on Anna Maria Island

October 13, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


When you come to an Island Beach town, you can’t help but notice the harbor fishing boats, bringing in the daily catch.  Anna Maria Island, pride’s itself on the regional seafood served here. If you ask the locals where they eat, you’ll find, several of the main road, laid back, meet your neighbor kind of Pubs. Starting with three […]

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Fishing Charters on Anna Maria Island.

September 24, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Part of the draw to Anna Maria Island is the small town charm. Relaxing on the beach is wonderful for most days, but that itch to be on open water makes fishing a great option. Taking your family and friends saltwater fishing lends the opportunity to see some of the most amazing sea creatures. Between casting and reeling is […]

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Bay Fest on Anna Maria Island

August 19, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Bayfest one of the most anticipated, annual festivals on Anna Maria Island. It is a celebration of food, music, arts and crafts. This family-friendly event, is open for everyone to participate with no entrance fees. Saturday, October 15, 2016, on the North end of Anna Maria Island Florida on Pine Ave.               If you have children […]

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Anna Maria Island’s, July 4th Festivities.

July 2, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


The Anna Maria Island Annual July 4th Parade and Fireworks! The Anna Maria Island Privateers, are  hosting their annual 4th of July Parade to celebrate the Birth of America to raise proceeds for “Pirates for Kids & Community”. So put on your  Red, White and Blue. and join in the festivities. Don’t be shy to offer donations, to the […]

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Best Ice Cream for your Anna Maria Island Vacation.

June 21, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


When you spend the day laying on the beach, riding your bikes, playing tennis or just exploring the many tropical preserves, the best relief is Ice Cream. We have tried each place and painstakingly struggled through many flavors. If was grueling, right?  Some of the best memories are walking the town, window shopping with a […]

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Anna Maria Island’s Best Happy Hour Locations.

June 17, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Anna Maria Island vacations offer a variety of activities to fill your days. Whether you sink into a book by the pool, relax on the beach or stroll the shopping of the Coastal boutiques, if you are looking to settle into a refreshing Island cocktail, here are a few suggestions. If you like a sunset view, or […]

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Fine Dining Restaurants on Anna Maria Island.

May 24, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Planning a wedding, romantic getaway, or just treating a loved one to a fantastic meal, doesn’t have to be a lot of work. If you are a Connoisseur of fine food you will be pleased to find these Island options. The Beach Bistro, with Award winning meals, and beautiful beach views, has something for every occasion. The […]

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5 Favorite water sports, for your Anna Maria Island Vacation fun.

April 24, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Planning a trip to Florida, you may want to  incorporate water sports into your Beach vacation.  Thrill seekers will love to Jet ski among the dolphin, or jumping waves on the Gulf. Add a thrill to athleticism and you have Flyboarding. Located a short distance from your Anna Maria Rental Cottage or home, you may walk, or ride […]

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Waterfront Dining on Anna Maria Island

January 9, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Capturing the ambiance, while enjoying a meal, is what makes our Island special. From ice cream to fine dining, there is no typical fast food here. As an added bonus, many of our favorite restaurants, have waterfront views as well as beach seating. If you like to sink your toes in the sand or dine […]

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Pet friendly, Beaches, Restaurants and Vacation tips.

October 15, 2015 by Tammy DeLosh


Finding the right place to stay, can be a challenge when you travel with your furry family. Once you have found the perfect location, here are some tips  to ensure your pet’s well being. Even though you think you know how your dog will react at the beach, be prepared for surprises. Things to know: Invest in a […]

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5 Ways to entertain children at the beach.

July 15, 2015 by Tammy DeLosh


Kids love to interact with parents, and many beach activities are ageless. So get together and make a great and memorable play date. Always have plenty of sunscreen, Fresh water, to keep hydrated and bring an umbrella for shade, or rent a Cabana. Sand Castles and Beach Art Creativity has no boundaries, so bring anything […]

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