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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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

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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Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

April 9, 2019 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 birds. […]

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5 Favorite Festivals in April on the Florida Gulf Coast

April 5, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


Florida is the place to be for Spring break or just a nice warm getaway. April brings out some of the best cultural and musical festivals of the year. See what’s happening here or go to the events page of our Facebook. April 5-12: Sarasota Chalk Festival’s   “Museum in Motion” is back to the original venue, […]

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March Events on Anna Maria Island Florida 2019

March 7, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


Spring is here and the sky is sunny and beautiful. Flowers are in bloom and the beach breezes are perfect for romantic strolls and family fun. Relax and enjoy the best part of the vacation. When you are ready to enjoy some local festivals and entertainment, these are a few of our favorites. The Island […]

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February in Florida: 9 Can’t Miss Events

January 31, 2019 by Rachel


February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s a very busy one here on the Florida Gulf Coast! There’s so much to do in and around Manatee and Sarasota Counties this month – and that’s even before we get to Valentine’s Day! Here’s some of our favorite February events that we think […]

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Take a Bike Ride Around Anna Maria Island!

January 14, 2019 by Rachel


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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Anna Maria Island November Events 2018

October 8, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Fall offers great options for vacation serenity, on Anna Maria Island. With school in session you will notice less traffic, quiet beaches, and great prices on Vacation rental homes. Enjoy dining in local restaurants, with little wait time,  fall festivals and activities that are kicking off the season. If you enjoy the peace and quiet […]

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Ways to cool down on a hot Summer day!

August 9, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Fun in the sun on vacation can leave you needing a cool down. Rise above it with parasailing. If you can’t cool off on the ground, add some excitement and amazing views while soaring in the gulf breezes. How do you beat the heat on Anna Maria Island?  Some refresh in the tide but have […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 Pirate activities to add to “Talk Like a Pirate Day”.

September 19, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


For those with an inner child that likes to engage in silliness, on occasion, get ready for Talk like a Pirate Day. This international fake holiday started in 2002, for the zesty, brash confidence, of the Pirates of old. Celebrated every year on September 19, so mark your calendars. In our Gulf coast area, the […]

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Bridge Street Merchants on Anna Maria Island Florida

August 29, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


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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Tampa Bay football on your Florida Vacation.

August 2, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Fall is coming, and so is Tampa Bay football. Pre-season games, start next week, but the first home game is Aug. 26 at the Raymond James Stadium. Look here for the Buccaneer Schedule and get pumped up for the 2017 season. Raymond James stands out like a beacon in the sky, making it easy to […]

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