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How Would Santa Spend His Time on Anna Maria Island?

You would be surprised by how much free time Santa Claus has when Christmas isn’t in session. Only about one month a year is truly busy for Santa, and he doesn’t even spend that time making toys. While his elf... Read more

Attend upcoming fall and winter events on Anna Maria Island || Anna Maria Island || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

Holiday Events Coming Soon in Anna Maria

November 15, 2018
It is the holiday season once again on Anna Maria Island. The holiday events in Anna Maria are only getting bigger and the excitement is growing each year. Below is a quick overview of some of the top upcoming fall... Read more

No other Anna Maria Island restaurant on this list is like the other. Below are the top three most ridiculous and unique places to eat on and near Anna Maria Island when you get some downtime between exploring the beaches.

3 Ridiculous & Unique Places To Eat Around Anna Maria Island

Are you sick of eating at the same kinds of places when you go on vacation? Are you just craving a bizarre, ridiculous, and totally unique environment as you chow down on some local-specific meals you really couldn’t find anywhere... Read more

Top 5 Local Museums Near Anna Maria Island || Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat || Vacation Rentals on Anna Maria. Check out the local museums on and near Anna Maria Island. Step into any of the below museum stops to learn a unique aspect of the rich history of the region.

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

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