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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

Summer Events Coming to Anna Maria Island || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat || Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria

Summer Events Coming to Anna Maria Island

May 5, 2018
The Florida summer heat could cook a hot dog on the sidewalk, but you are fortunate to have Anna Maria Island on your radar. The smooth gulf breezes help keep the heat at bay so you can enjoy the indoors,... Read more

Anna Maria Island Performing Arts || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

Anna Maria Island Performing Arts

Performing arts thrives on the coastal paradise of Bradenton and Sarasota. You can always manage to catch an excellent show on your Anna Maria Island vacation getaway. Anna Maria Island is a short drive from the renowned theatre mecca of... Read more

The Newspapers of Anna Maria Island || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

The Newspapers of Anna Maria Island

The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we engage with the news. But, that does not mean that a few local Anna Maria Island newspapers aren’t still thriving. The current resurgence of down-home, local journalism has helped give these newspapers... Read more

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

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