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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

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

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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

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