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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

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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

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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

Anna Maria Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Day, 2017

If you’re going to be on Anna Maria Island for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of fun activities for the whole family. It’s the same great vacation with fewer crowds! There’s no doubt that a vacation can make the holiday season... Read more

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The French Table: A New Family-Owned French Eatery

The French Table has been dubbed a hidden gem among Anna Maria Island restaurants – it’s so good that the locals might want to keep it that way. Among Anna Maria activities and other dining options lies The French Table,... Read more

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November 2017 Events

November 2, 2017
Some exciting November 2017 events are happening on Anna Maria, so if you’re ready for a break to the beach there’s no better time than the end of fall! Book your perfect Anna Maria vacation rentals and spend your days... Read more

Anna Maria Farmers Markets

Coquina Beach Market: Every November

October 13, 2017
Enjoy the Coquina Beach Market located at 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Browse art, jewelry, produce, plants, purses, clothing and more! Local vendors and artists bring you the best from the area! Every November, the Cultural Connections of Anna... Read more

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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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October Events on Anna Maria

October 1, 2017
This month is all about Halloween, but there is plenty to do on Anna Maria Island if you want to do something that doesn’t involve wearing a costume. Or maybe you do. Here are 5 October Events to enjoy for... Read more

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