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Visit St. Pete on Your Anna Maria Island Vacation

When you hear the word “vacation,” what do you think about it? Do you automatically jump to a warm location, toes in the sand, and a tropical drink within reach? Or do you start thinking about beautiful sunsets across turquoise... Read more

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Visit Bayfront Park in Anna Maria

Anna Maria Island is located just off the Gulf coast of Florida, offering a unique and exciting beach experience that guests of all ages can enjoy. Whether you’re traveling solo, with your partner, or the whole extended family, there’s something... Read more

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What Should You Pack for Your Next Anna Maria Island Vacation?

So, you’ve decided to take a trip to Anna Maria Island. You’re in for a treat! Now the next big decision is what to pack! You don’t want to weigh yourself down and bring too many clothes or things you... Read more

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Experience a Dolphin Tour in Anna Maria Island

Looking for ways to enjoy the summer weather and get out of the house? What could be better than enjoying the summer in Florida? Anna Maria Island is a little-known island just south of Tampa that has everything you could... Read more

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What is Anna Maria Island Known For?

Located just south of Tampa is one of Florida’s best kept secrets—Anna Maria Island. Called AMI by locals, this sweet 7-mile long run of beach is Florida at its best. Anna Maria Island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico,... Read more

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Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels for a Family Vacation

Looking to take a family vacation in the Anna Maria Island area? Worried about staying at a large chain hotel? Lizzie Lu’s Island Retreat is a great vacation rental option for you and your family. Our goal is to give... Read more

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What is the History of Anna Maria Island, FL?

Looking to vacation in Anna Maria Island for your next getaway? Your family will have tons to see and do, including learning about the fascinating history. Here, we’ve broken down a brief history of Anna Maria Island and its towns.... Read more

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Rent a Golf Cart and Explore Anna Maria Island Like a Local

Getting around Anna Maria Island does not require a car. Far from it! Visitors to AMI can have a more eco-friendly, affordable experience just by renting golf carts! Cruising the island in a golf cart is practically a staple of... Read more

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Why Should You Visit Manatee Public Beach on Your Vacation to Anna Maria Island?

Are you looking for a fun, laidback beach to visit during your stay in an AMI vacation rental? Manatee Public Beach can be found at 4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. You will find a parking... Read more

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Visit Coquina Beach During Your Anna Maria Island Trip

Coquina Beach is a ‘must’ when you stay in one of our beautiful Anna Maria Island vacation rentals. There is so much more to Coquina Beach than just swimming and sunbathing. This public beach offers free parking and a huge... Read more

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