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Top 5 Local Museums Near Anna Maria Island

Many come to Anna Maria Island to relax on a beach chair and admire the pretty sunsets on the Gulf while indulging in that Old Florida charm. Perhaps no place is in the world is more idyllic when it comes... Read more

Top Three Tastiest Tacos on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island’s seven miles offer scenic fishing piers, stunning sunsets, and a unique small-town Old Florida feel. It is a lovely vacation destination and one filled with things to do and see. While you are at it, spend some... Read more

Historical Look at Trick-or-Treating on Anna Maria Island

September 15, 2018
Trick-or-treating is a staple of American culture that can be spooky, scary, and just plain fun!  Not many kids are keen on missing out and even some adults want to be sure to get in on the fun around October... Read more

Six Amazing Shells on Anna Maria Island || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

Six Amazing Shells on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a seven-mile strip of pure bliss. You get crystal clear waters, several white sand beaches, a healthy dose of that unbeatable Florida sunshine, as well as a slew of activities and attractions that you just can’t... Read more

What Can You Do With Your Dog While On Vacation?

You don’t have to leave Fido at home when you visit Anna Maria Island – as one of the top pet-friendly destinations in Florida, there are plenty of accommodations and things to do for the entire family. But what exactly... Read more

Best Breakfast on the Island || vacation home rentals on Anna Maria Island || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

Best Breakfast on the Island

It’s true what they say: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What’s even more important than just having breakfast is what you eat and where you eat it. Having breakfast in the right spot can set the... Read more

How to Appreciate the 4th of July in a Deeper Way

July 1, 2018
When you visit Anna Maria Island on the 4th of July, or even during the 4th of July weekend, you’re sure to be reminded of what Independence Day in the USA is all about. There’s no better way to remember... Read more

Things To Do With Kids on a Beach Vacation || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat || Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria

5 Things To Do With Kids on an AMI Beach Vacation

What makes Anna Maria Island special? Is it the fact that the island is quietly tucked away surrounded by some of the most beautiful gulf coast beaches in Florida? Is it the brilliant views, the affordable vacation rentals, or the... Read more

Baseball Season and Short-Term Living || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat || Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria

Short-Term Living Options for Athletes on Anna Maria Island

June 5, 2018
The east coast of the United States has a pretty long history of baseball, and southwest Florida is no exception. In fact, many major league teams practice near Anna Maria Island during spring training season. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been... Read more

when was the Segway invented || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat || Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria

A Fun Look at Traveling by Segway: Where This Little Vehicle Came From

You might not think of a Segway ride as being especially exhilarating until you actually get on one and cruise through a scenic destination like Anna Maria Island. Segways are convenient, efficient, economic, accommodating, and all-around fun to hop on.... Read more

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