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Anna Maria Island Things to Do When it Rains || Lizzie Lu's Vacation Rentals

Anna Maria Island Things to Do When it Rains

You’re finally on your Anna Maria Island dream family vacation. You pack your beach bag, lather on the sunscreen, and step out your Anna Maria Island vacation rental to check the weather. And it’s raining. While Anna Maria Island boasts... Read more

A Guide to the Beach N’ Food Truck and Music Festival || Lizzie Lu's Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria Island

A Guide to the Beach N’ Food Truck and Music Festival

March 5, 2018
Anna Maria Island’s Beach N’ Food Truck and Music Festival is a 12-hour beach celebration that draws visitors from all over the state and beyond. This family-friendly festival is the ultimate beach party, with food, music, arts and crafts, and... Read more

Paradise Bagels, Café and Catering || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

Florida’s Finest Paradise Bagels

Paradise Bagels Café and Catering Anna Maria Island has the perfect beaches, but it may also lay claim to the perfect bagels at Paradise Bagels. There’s a rotating door of people coming and going, picking up special orders, grabbing a... Read more

Romantic Vacation on Anna Maria || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

Romantic Vacation on Anna Maria

Romance is in the air and it is time to take a journey to the coast and stay on Anna Maria Island. Our quiet Florida haven is home to some spectacular vacation rentals for you to take advantage of every... Read more

anna maria island eco tour

Anna Maria Island Eco Tours

Anna Maria Island city officials place a renowned focus on environmental conservatism. It is a major aspect of the island’s culture. The area around Anna Maria Island is home to the Robinson Preserve, Neal Preserve, the Coquina Bay Walk, and... Read more

sarasota ringling museum

What’s There to do Next Door in Sarasota?

On any vacation to Anna Maria Island you’ll probably want to explore the many local attractions, from isolated and picturesque Bean Point to other white sand beaches, dolphin cruises, sightseeing tours, art events, amazing restaurants and more. There are many... Read more

winter events on anna maria

Fun Things to Do on Anna Maria Island in January and February

December 28, 2017
There’s always plenty of fun in the sun on Anna Maria Island every month of the year. Once the holiday season winds down, tranquility returns to the island, making the early months of 2018 a perfect time to visit without... Read more

How to Actually Spot Wildlife at the Beach | Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

How to Actually Spot Wildlife at the Beach

Anna Maria Island has a supportive culture around wildlife, and it’s one of the best places in Florida to see a great variety of flora and fauna in the Gulf and on the coasts. The variety of habitats, its major... Read more

Anna Maria Christmas Parade

December Events on Anna Maria Island

November 21, 2017
Holmes Beach Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting Visit downtown Holmes Beach when many shops and stores remain open later in the evening for a Christmas party. Come for holiday treats, live music, and see Santa in his sleigh. The... Read more

stores on anna maria

4 Top Shopping Destinations on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a boutique hotspot along with being a top-tier vacation destinations. Visitors can venture throughout the island to find an array of Anna Maria Island shopping destinations that represent Florida’s west coast, Old Florida, unique nautical designs,... Read more

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