Best Seafood dining on Anna Maria Island

July 6, 2018 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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Beat the Heat: How to Stay Cool in Summer

July 4, 2018 by Rachel


With the start of July, summer is officially here! And boy, is it hot! The AMI weather forecast predicts temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s for at least the first half of the month. But vacation is all about having fun in the sun, right? Right! So today I’m here with my best […]

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Guide to Fourth of July Events on Anna Maria Island 2018

June 20, 2018 by Rachel


Happy birthday, America! A beach vacation is an exciting way to spend the 4th of July, but it can be overwhelming to find local events and activities when you’re away from home. No fear! I have your complete guide to all the best patriotic events happening on and around Anna Maria Island this year. Fireworks […]

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Make “Father’s Day” a Hit, on the Florida Gulf Coast, 2018

June 8, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Tell dad he’s special with a day of surprises. Whether he’s a golfer, fisherman, or just enjoys relaxing, there is plenty to do that will make his day memorable. *St Pete Beach is set to host the penultimate round of the 2018 Super Stock USA Championship on June 16/17 beginning at 9 am each day […]

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How to have the Great time on your Florida Vacation.

June 7, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


We love to see the excited guests ready to relax and explore the beach and charming resort and coastal towns, while at our vacation homes. So many smiles of relief after a long flight or drive. Ready to enjoy the greatest beaches in the world? Try to remember why you are here.  It is the […]

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Memorial Day Events 2018

May 14, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Memorial weekend is traditionally the kick off to summer vacationing, this means Beach time. Whether you pack a picnic, eat from the amazing beach cafes or bring food to grill, your best bets are Coquina beach, Manatee Public Beach with live entertainment daily, and The Bayfront park on the North side of Anna Maria Island. Each […]

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Mother’s Day Dining on Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Indian Shores and Indian Rocks or Clearwater areas.

May 10, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Mother’s Day brunch and other dining options and activites 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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Best Coffee, Hot or Iced, On Anna Maria Island

April 7, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


If you are like me the day does not begin without a great cup or more, of delicious hot coffee. Many of the local diners offer a pretty good cup with breakfast. But if coffee is your main objective, where do you go? It’s also served frozen at several locations , for a tasty cool […]

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Beach’n Food Truck, Car Show and Music Festival, 2018

March 29, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Beach N Food Festival is Back,  Saturday April 14, 2018 from 10am – 8pm.  This is a celebration of music, food, arts and crafts, helps raise money for Manatee County Seniors Scholarship program. There will also be a Car show, and display from 10am until 3pm. The special Kids Zone will have inflatables and fun and […]

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Easter Dining and Events on Anna Maria Island 2018

March 27, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Easter means something different to everyone. To us it is a celebration of the Risen Savior, starting with Worship and then time to enjoy family and friends. If you have children, maybe and egg hunt, and  gift exchange , along with family time, with a meal to celebrate. If you are on Anna Maria Island this […]

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Easter and Holy Week Services on Anna Maria Island

March 17, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


  Anna Maria Island is cultural diverse in many ways. Celebrate the risen savior at any one of these inviting locations. Join all denominations at a sunrise service on the beach or find a specific service that suits your worship style. All are welcome. Holy week Church services: Beach side sunrise services ~Manatee County Public […]

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Grand Prix racing comes to St. Petersburg Florida

March 9, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


The streets of St. Pete are ready for the rumble as the Grand Prix sets up for this weekend’s racing. These formula 1 cars are among the fastest, reaching speeds of 220 mph. Open wheel Indy Cars with cockpit seating, lighter bodies, wheels on the outside of the frame and no fenders, making this type […]

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Springfest at Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island Florida

March 6, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Anna Maria Arts League is hosting its annual Springfest, March 10 & 11, 2018, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5pm, at Holmes Beach, City Hall Field, free parking available.  With over 80 artists from all over the USA, this Juried event brings in amazing exhibits. This family event is one of two annual […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Celebrating on the Florida Gulf Coast.

March 4, 2018 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: The Freckled Fin Irish Pub and Music Hall~ at their new location with more room to […]

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Florida Strawberry, Fair and Music Festival

February 27, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Celebrate the Bountiful Strawberry Harvest in Plant City Florida. Steeped in local traditions this celebration features parades, floats, youth developmental programs, live music, exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts.  The stuff small town county fairs are made of. This is one of the most anticipated festivals in Florida and in  the […]

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Best Crafted Beer on Anna Maria Island

February 13, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


With micro breweries popping up all over the nation, Connoisseurs  want know where the best craft beer can be found at their vacation destinations. On Anna Maria Island, a few of the local establishments have added crafted Beer to their menus. A nice way to cool off on a warm sunny day.   Anna Maria~ […]

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The Cortez Annual Fishing Festival.

February 7, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


The Cortez Annual Commercial Fishing Festival, has been celebrated by the locals, for over 30 years. Just over the Cortez Bridge from your Anna Maria Island vacation cottage.  Featuring the freshest Seafood, caught on the Florida Coast and prepared by local Restaurateurs. The streets are lined with vendors, selling everything from nautical arts and crafts, jewelry and clothing […]

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A Valentine’s Guide to Romance on Anna Maria Island

January 24, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


The Ultimate Valentine’s Day starts with an Island rendezvous on the Florida Gulf Coast.  Take your sweetheart where the waters are blue, the skies are clear and sun is shining. With Silky sands and spectacular sunsets as your backdrop, you are sure to make lasting romantic, memories. Anna Maria Island, where you can walk hand […]

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2018 Top Springtime Events and Festivals on the Florida Gulf Coast.

January 15, 2018 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! March madness isn’t just for Basketball. Starting in mid-February and going through the end of March, spring training is going on for baseball teams.  These five teams […]

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

January 11, 2018 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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