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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The Gasparilla Pirate invasion and festivals.

January 5, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Make way, mateys, pirates are coming! The Annual Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and Music Festival begins its celebration soon! This event is free to the public and features children’s parades and activities, music, food, concerts, skydiving, a pyrotechnic show, a parade, a film festival, and more. Ticketed bleacher seating is reserved or available at the door, first-come […]

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Anna Maria Island Best Rainy Day Activities.

January 3, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Paradise vacations do come with a little rain on occasion. If it is warm, my family loves to walk in puddles or ride bikes in raincoats. If you prefer to stay dry grab an umbrella( or pick one up at the local grocery or drug store) and hop the Free Trolley for a day of […]

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New Years Eve, 2017 on Anna Maria Island and Sarasota

December 28, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Plan your exciting night of Rockin’ festivities, and ring in the New Year Is Florida Fashion. If you have not decided what to do, maybe these options will make it easier. From family friendly to calm beach relaxing, to street party celebrations, you are sure to find what works for you. In Sarasota, the Pineapple […]

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2017 Christmas Boat Parades from Clearwater to Siesta Key

November 30, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Florida Boat Parades are a Holiday event that is sure to wow young and old alike. No more getting bundled up with hot cocoa to drive around ice covered roads, now you can comfortable sit in one space for the lights to come to you. The gleaming light reflecting against the water is one of […]

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2017 Christmas Events on Anna Maria Island and the Coastal area.

November 29, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You made it to the crystal blue waters of the Florida Gulf Coast Islands. Winter seems like a dream far away, now that you are relaxing on the sugar sand beaches. But with Christmas right around the corner, you may be looking for some family or couple activities to ring in the season. Dec 1, […]

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Anna Maria Island Vacation, Dining at Thanksgiving 2017.

November 3, 2017 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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Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

November 2, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


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 […]

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Stone Crab Season 2017

October 26, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Stone Crab season started October 15 and continues through May 15. The Florida Stone Crab claws are commercially harvested by many of our local seafood restaurants near the Gulf Coast Islands. Many area seafood markets also flash freeze, these claws fresh off the boat, for the best flavors, when prepared at home. Relive that special seafood […]

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2017 Anna Maria Islands, Holiday Craft Fair.

October 25, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


The Holidays are coming and Anna Maria Island is helping you get ready. With Christmas around the corner, get a jump start on handcrafted gift items. This annual event, hosted by the Roser Church on Pine Avenue, features local and area vendors, on Saturday, 11/04/2017, from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch is available, so […]

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Best Golfing on the Florida Gulf Coast

October 21, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Golfing is year around in Florida. If you are here for an event, Holiday, winter retreat or live near the coast, you are going to love all of the opportunity to play the links in tropical fashion. From beginner to world class golfer there is something here to please every handicap. From Bradenton To Sarasota: […]

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8 Live Music Venues on Anna Maria Island

October 18, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You finally made it to the quiet beaches and soothing sounds of shore birds, and lapping waves. The silky sand sifting through your toes as you stroll along some of the most magnificent beaches on the Florida Gulf coast.  As the day ends and you are all cleaned up and ready to have a cocktail, […]

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Symphony in the Sand on Anna Maria Island, November 11, 2017.

October 15, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Coquina beach hosts this 3 day celebration of  music, dining and sand sculpting every November.  This annual event hosts exceptional beachside concerts, featuring Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra and professional soloists performing Show Tunes, Broadway Musicals, and tributes to some of the finest musicians of their day, as well as the classics by […]

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Halloween, Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island 2017

October 14, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


This longstanding tradition is one of my favorites. Halloween costumes are increasingly 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. Oct. 31, the Trail of Treats starts with check in at the AMI Chamber of […]

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Best Donuts and Bakery goods on your Florida Gulf Vacation.

October 10, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You don’t have to wait for “National Donut Day” for a great excuse to indulge in freshly made, sweet treats. Find the best options at your local bakeries, with best reviewed pasties. Make your Family vacation, a hit with the tastiest selections near you. Anna Maria Island~just need cake. Try any of the incredible selection of […]

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Visitors Guide to State Parks on the Florida Gulf Coast

September 29, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


  Florida Beaches aren’t the only draw to the gulf coast. The beautiful nature preserves offer much to lovers of the great outdoors. From secluded beaches to natural trails and bird sanctuaries, the area Parks are worth a visit. Some are accessible by boat. De Soto Memorial  National’s mission is to commemorate Conquistador Hernando De Soto’s […]

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