BAYFEST 2019 at Anna Maria Island

BAYFEST 2019 at Anna Maria Island

October 9, 2019 by Tammy


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. […]

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Bradenton Beach Eats and Treats

Bradenton Beach Eats and Treats

October 2, 2019 by Tammy


Where to Eat on Bradenton Beach! Most Island eateries are family owned and operated with a few national chains also. Our Guests often ask about seafood first then Icecream and of course, tropical refreshments and beach tiki bars. You may be a lover of fine cuisine, bistros or just a juicy burger. The eclectic selection […]

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Kilts on Coquina Beach

Kilts on Coquina Beach

July 29, 2019 by Rachel


Who needs to go to Europe for a Scottish vacation? Not you! Thanks to the annual Celtic Beach Cookout, all you need is a trip to the Florida Gulf Coast in August to get a little bit of that Scotch action. New World Celts The event is hosted by the New World Celts – Sarasota […]

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The Art of Cooking on Anna Maria Island

The Art of Cooking on Anna Maria Island

July 13, 2019 by Rachel


I often say that the best part of any vacation is the food (because it’s true). On Anna Maria Island in the Florida Gulf Coast, there’s no shortage of amazing restaurants serving up fresh seafood and local fare. If you’ve visited even once, I’m sure you’ve experienced this truth for yourself. But have you thought […]

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Meet the Sea Turtles on Longboat Key

Meet the Sea Turtles on Longboat Key

July 9, 2019 by Rachel


One of the best parts of a vacation on the Florida Gulf Coast? The natural wildlife! As you may know, sea turtle nesting season is May 1 to October 31. To preserve turtle nests, beach restrictions are enforced. For example, any lights that can be seen be from the beach must be turned off or […]

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Recharge with an old fashioned seaside vacation!

Recharge with an old fashioned seaside vacation!

June 26, 2019 by Tammy


Enjoy a simple, island life in this adorable duplex west of Gulf Drive and just one house from the beach in the quaint village of Anna Maria. Sun and Seadar bring back the feel of childhood family vacations.   Walk up the shell path and enter through a shared screened-in porch to a newly remodeled […]

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35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

June 19, 2019 by Rachel


Do you have the need for speed? Then you won’t want to miss the 35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix! With 50 teams from around the world set to compete, this year’s race promises to be bigger and better than ever. What is the Powerboat Grand Prix? The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is part Offshore […]

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Fourth of July on the Florida Gulf Coast

Fourth of July on the Florida Gulf Coast

June 17, 2019 by Rachel


Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Americaaaaa…happy birthday to you! That’s right, summer’s favorite holiday is here: the Fourth of July! Are you ready to celebrate? A Brief History of Independence Day First, a little history. Did you know that Independence Day has only been an official federal holiday since […]

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Mother’s Day Dining on Anna Maria Island, and Florida Gulf Coast Islands.

Mother’s Day Dining on Anna Maria Island, and Florida Gulf Coast Islands.

May 2, 2019 by Tammy


Mother’s Day brunch and other dining options and activities to make her day as special as she is. Tell mom that you appreciate all of her love and devotion with a day of pampering, and time with the people she loves most, her family. But make sure you give her time to relax. Quiet time […]

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Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

April 9, 2019 by Tammy


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 birds. […]

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