Food and Fun

Best Burgers

Who doesn’t crave a great burger? You may be scouting for the greatest seafood, but there are those days when nothing stifles your craving for a juicy burger. Here are a few to choose from, while on your Anna Maria Island Vacation. The original Duffy’s was the beginning of great burgers. On the Island since […]

BAYFEST 2019 at Anna Maria Island

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. […]

Kilts on Coquina Beach

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 […]

The Art of Cooking on Anna Maria Island

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 […]

Fourth of July on the Florida Gulf Coast

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 […]