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Duffy’s Tavern on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is unique because of the fact that so many of the island’s restaurants and businesses are still family owned, a defining characteristic of “Old Florida” that the local community has long maintained. While you are staying in... Read more

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Perico Preserve

Perico Preserve was opened just recently in 2016 and has quickly become one of the most exciting free outdoor family friendly attractions near Anna Maria Island. The preserve is located right off Anna Maria Island and can be reached by... Read more

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Anna Maria Salons and Spas

Sometimes you need a little extra relaxation while you’re on vacation. That’s where all of Anna Maria Island’s amazing spas and salons can help. Whether you’re looking for a simple facial, a deep tissue massage on Anna Maria Island, or... Read more

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Review of the Tour de Turtles Event

July 26, 2017
Florida’s beaches are some the most important sea turtle nesting habitats in the world, with several threatened and endangered species nesting here. The Tour de Turtles is an annual conservation effort created by the Sea Turtle Conservancy (based in Gainesville,... Read more

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Golf Courses Near Anna Maria Island

Relaxing on the beach is always great, but if you’ve packed your clubs you’ll definitely want to check out some of the local Anna Maria Island golfing opportunities. There are several scenic world class golf courses near the island for... Read more

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Kayaking Near Anna Maria Island

There’s no question that one of the best ways to see all the wildlife, scenery and beauty that Anna Maria Island has to offer is from the water. If you’re looking for things to do, is there anything better than... Read more

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Turtle Season Begins on AMI

May 1st marked the official beginning of turtle season on the island. This is when the sea turtles swim to land and lay their eggs. On Anna Maria Island, we normally get Loggerheads, but there are 4 other types of... Read more

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5 Best Sweet Treats on Anna Maria Island

If you’re searching for some of the most delicious, decadent and indulgent Anna Maria Island dessert options, you are in the right place, as the 5 top sweet treats listed on this page are sure to satisfy your taste buds.... Read more

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The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment is a very popular Anna Maria Island donut shop and well worth a visit the next time you are vacationing here. Located at 210C Pine Ave in the city of Anna Maria, you’ll find it packed on... Read more

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Directions to Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a top tourist destination with its Old Florida charm and unrivaled pristine beaches, and it is frequently visited by tourists and locals alike. Although a relatively small number of people live on Anna Maria Island, most... Read more

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