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

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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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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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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Florida’s Best Kept Secret: Anna Maria Island

January 14, 2019 by Rachel

Fodor’s Travel, a premier travel magazine, recently recognized Anna Maria Island as one of 11 Under-the-Radar Florida Beach Towns to Visit this Winter! Now, we know that you already knew that, and we already knew that, but apparently we were some of the first! Anna Maria Island is a tropical paradise escape that’s beautiful all […]

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Take a Bike Ride Around Anna Maria Island!

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We all know that Anna Maria Island is a small place. In length, it’s just barely over seven miles. But that’s why we love it! There’s so much charm in small towns, and that’s what draws visitors back to the island year after year. In fact, AMI is so charming that we have three towns […]

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Bridge Street Merchants on Anna Maria Island Florida

August 29, 2017 by Tammy

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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Best ways to relax on Anna Maria Island

September 7, 2016 by Tammy

Nothing beats a sea shore, for a natural stress relief. Soothing breezes, silky sands, playful shore birds foraging for food, and the open clear aqua waters rushing to kiss your toes. Researchers at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health in the UK found that visits to coastal environments resulted in greater calmness, enjoyment […]

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