I love the family-oriented, quaint, old Florida feel of Anna Maria Island! All of these things listed can be done whether you are staying in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach. Here is a top ten list of things I enjoy doing while visiting this Florida destination.
# 1-Biking-I personally love getting the family out and about biking to explore different parts of the white sandy beach along Anna Maria Island.
#2-Ice cream-There are a few shops to choose from. My personal favorite is.....what am I saying?....They all are my favorite! Two Scoops, Dips, Holy Cow, Cafe on the Beach, Big Olaf Ice cream shop, Joe's Eats & Sweets, Tyler's (just over Cortez Bridge).........
#3-Kayaking-So much fun and the whole family can enjoy!! And go tandem, especially with your kids!
#4-Paddle Boarding-So fun and surprisingly not that hard!!
#5-Dining Out-Bike, drive, free trolley, golf cart, however you want to travel, and go enjoy a meal at some of Anna Maria Island's many restaraunts.
#6-Shopping-I love looking at the unique and souvonir shops up and down the island!
#7-Bowling-AMF Bradenton Lanes located 4208 Cortez Rd. Bradenton, FL 34210 Bowling a game or two is always fun especially on those cloudy/rainy days!
#8-DeSoto National Memorial-8300 DeSoto Memorial Hwy Bradenton, FL 34209 I always see sea creatures while exploring here!
#9-Ellington Outlet Mall-5461 Factory Shops BLVD, Ellenington, FL 34222 It is about 30 minutes away but is a fun filled day of finding deals!!
#10-BEACH-I love hanging out at the beach all day. Dolphin sitings, sand castle building, picnicking, playing beach games, and just being never gets old!